The Discipline of Exercise and Sport Science focuses on the integration of exercise and physical activity into health care, sports performance, disease prevention and rehabilitation.
Students will explore metabolism and physiology, human motor learning and control, the principles of exercise programming, nutrition, and musculoskeletal principles of exercise. Integrated clinical practice instruction, practicums, and case studies will provide the advanced skills and experience essential for professional practice.
As an exercise scientist or exercise physiologist accredited in Australia, graduates enjoy the privilege of being qualified within a country that possesses an outstanding reputation in the field. Graduates have the opportunity to utilise principles such as biomechanics, musculoskeletal rehabilitation and gait analysis to evaluate and improve the performance of a diverse range of athletes.
Students who graduate as an exercise and sport scientist are qualified to work with healthy populations. The career paths followed by graduates are many and varied and depend mostly on the specific interests and aspirations of the individual. Broadly defined, the areas of employment entered by recent graduates include the sport industry, fitness industry, health industry, occupational health and safety, public health, rehabilitation, research and technology, education and medical insurance.
Dr. Kieron Rooney is a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Exercise and Sport Science. He is the recipient of the 2011 Student Nominated Teaching Award.