The Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) provides you with the knowledge, competencies and clinical experience required to deliver exercise and behaviour change strategies for the prevention and management of chronic disease. Graduates are eligible for both exercise science and exercise physiology accreditation through Exercise and Sports Science Australia.
As an exercise physiology student, you will train in the assessment of physical and functional capacity, the identification of risks and the design of targeted, functional and sustainable exercise programs. Exercise physiologists specialise in the delivery of exercise and behaviour change for the prevention and management of conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, depression, cancer and arthritis.
During this four year degree you will develop a comprehensive understanding of exercise physiology, including areas such as musculoskeletal anatomy, muscle mechanics and training, the biomechanics of human movement, neuroscience, nutrition, rehabilitation, and exercise testing and prescription.
Through over 500 hours of clinical experience you will learn to apply your knowledge and gain significant practical experience, working with a range of different clients in numerous settings such as gyms, hospitals and on-site clinics. Upon graduation you will be eligible to apply for accreditation as both an exercise physiologist and exercise scientist through Exercise and Sport Science Australia. As an accredited exercise physiologist, you will have the opportunity to work across all sectors of healthcare, including cardiac rehabilitation, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, mental health, long-term rehabilitation following spinal cord injury, ageing, occupational rehabilitation and programs for people with an intellectual disability.
To assist students to make informed choices about their study, we have identified and set out the Inherent Requirements for coursework award courses in exercise physiology.
The University of Sydney welcomes and encourages applications from students with disabilities, and from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Where there are physical, intellectual, cultural, religious or other factors that impact on a student's ability to meet the Inherent Requirements, the University will make reasonable adjustments to assist the student to meet the requirements. Please read the Inherent Requirements carefully as you consider your course choices.
The Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) course does not have a fixed ATAR for guaranteed entry. The ATAR information provided is an indication only and the actual required ATAR for entry may be higher or lower depending on student demand and availability of places in the course each year.