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Passionate about the sport, exercise, health, or fitness industry? UniSQ's Sport and Exercise Science degrees offer specialised knowledge to excel in these fields. Gain industry experience through professional placements, expand your network, and develop practical skills. UniSQ's Exercise Physiology Clinic, Strength and Conditioning Centre, and Research Laboratories provide cutting-edge facilities. Benefit from UniSQ's world-class research (ERA) in Human Movement and Sports Science with our sport and exercise science degrees.

Explore UniSQ's Sport and Exercise Science degrees

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Sports and Exercise
'The highlights for me whilst studying at UniSQ, would be experiencing the classroom again as an adult and having the courage to ask questions and express opinions. Being around like-minded people and learning from current industry experts.'
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What is sport and exercise science?
Sport and exercise science is a multidisciplinary field that studies human performance, physical activity, and exercise. It applies scientific principles to understand how the body responds to exercise, improve performance, prevent injuries, and promote overall health. This field is part of UniSQ's Nursing and Allied Health suite of degrees and encompasses areas such as physiology, biomechanics, psychology, nutrition, and motor control.
What is the difference between sport science and exercise science?
Sports science degrees primarily focuses on enhancing athletic performance and optimising sports-specific skills through disciplines like biomechanics, exercise physiology, and sports psychology. An exercise science degree, on the other hand, has a broader scope, examining the physiological and psychological responses to exercise in various populations. It encompasses areas such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, and chronic disease management through exercise. While sport science targets athletic performance, exercise science explores the effects of exercise on overall health and fitness in diverse groups.  
How does sport and exercise science contribute to public health?
Professionals in the sport and exercise field work on preventing and managing chronic diseases by designing exercise programs and personalised fitness plans. They also focus on injury prevention and rehabilitation, employing techniques to minimise sports-related injuries and aid in recovery. Sport and exercise science recognises the positive impact of physical activity on mental health and well-being, contributing to stress reduction and the prevention and management of mental health conditions.
Will I have opportunities for practical experience while studying?
Yes! At UniSQ, we offer many opportunities to engage in practical and interactive experiences. Our sport and exercise degrees are designed to provide you with real-world exposure and practical skills. Through fieldwork, industry collaborations, and project-based learning, you'll have numerous opportunities to apply your knowledge in practical settings. We believe in providing hands-on experiences that enhance your learning and prepare you for professional success in the sport and exercise industry.
What are the career opportunities for graduates with a sport and exercise science degree?

With a sport science degree or exercise science degree, you will gain a valuable skillset that opens diverse career opportunities across various sectors, including:

  • Sports performance specialist or coach
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Fitness consultant or personal trainer
  • Rehabilitation specialist
  • Sports nutritionist or dietitian
  • Health and wellness coordinator
  • Exercise scientist
  • Public health advocate or educator
  • Sports event coordinator
  • Sports journalist or commentator.
Are flexible study options available?
At UniSQ, we understand the importance of flexibility in student learning. While our sport and exercise degrees prioritise on-campus or external training and hands-on clinical experience, we also offer various flexible degrees options to accommodate different needs. Within your degree you can choose between part-time or full-time study, enabling you to maintain a balance with other commitments. Regardless of your choice, we will equip you with the necessary support and resources to ensure success. Discover the different ways you can study with UniSQ.

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