Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)Program details
Gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in exercise and sport science including industry placements that allow you to apply what you learn.
Emphasising engagement and a hands-on experience, this program has the edge. Class numbers are relatively small so every student receives a more intensive experience as they develop their skills.
Topics 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.
Both exercise for health and sport performance are covered. While there can be some overlap, there are many areas in which they are distinctly different. For example, prescribing exercise to benefit the muscles of an elderly person is health-related, while determining the best training program for an Olympic athlete is about performance.
During the program, you’ll complete a minimum of 140 hours of work-integrated learning. These placements can be with recreation centres, sports teams, rehabilitation clinics, and research units.
How you will learn
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects, and practical assignments.
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
- and exercise and nutrition
A placement during this year will provide industry experience and prepare you for work within the field of exercise and sport science.
Note: Prior to commencing you will require a Working with Children Check.
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.