Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)Program details
You'll gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in sport science and other health-related physical activity.
Exercise and sports science focuses on the integration of exercise and physical activity into healthcare, sports performance, injury prevention and rehabilitation. It uses knowledge and techniques from the areas of biomedical science, physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology and sport assessment to improve performance.
Areas of study include performance analysis, exercise and health, physical activity, exercise metabolism, injury prevention and rehabilitation, biomechanics, motor learning, skill acquisition, and exercise prescriptions for a range of health conditions.
You will gain an understanding of the difference between exercise for health and exercise for sport performance.
RMIT is a leader in exercise and sports science education and research. You will gain practical experience working with RMIT’s industry partners and have access to specialised laboratories, playing fields and the Bundoora Netball and Sports Centre.
How you will learn
You'll undertake foundation courses in:
- human structure and function
- psychology and physiology
You’ll be introduced to the broad field of exercise science including:
- adapted physical activity
- growth and development
- health-related physical activity
- exercise physiology
You’ll extend your knowledge in physiology and exercise physiology and undertake studies in:
- injury prevention and exercise rehabilitation
- resistance training
- motor control and nutrition
You’ll advance your knowledge of:
- performance analysis
- motor learning
- exercise prescription
- health and physical activity
- exercise and nutrition
A placement in the second and third year of the program will provide industry experience and prepare you for work within the field of exercise and sport science.
Exercise and sport science student Daniel Dimattina is drive to help others achieve their exercise goals.
Paul van der Ploeg
Already a professional cyclist, Paul van der Ploeg enrolled in RMIT’s Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sports Science) keen to explore a range of career pathways in the sports industry.