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Exercise Sciences - Postgraduate options

Subject description

Exercise Sciences provides skills for working with people - to make them stronger, faster, more efficient, more able to deal with stress and less susceptible to injury.

With internationally recognised scholars on staff, the Department of Exercise Sciences is committed to the University's mandate of producing high quality research.

A graduate degree in Exercise Sciences can be an important step toward a rewarding and successful career. All postgraduate degrees provide the opportunity for students to achieve an advanced level of knowledge in a range of areas relevant to sport, exercise, health and movement science. The PGDipSci and BSc(Hons) permit an introduction to academic research in the latter half of a one year programme of study. Research-based degrees such as MSc and PhD permit intensive research experience using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities under the close supervision of highly qualified academic staff. Postgraduate study is also available in the area of Clinical Exercise Physiology, an allied health profession specialising in the prevention and management of a wide range of medical conditions.


Structure and prerequisites

Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc(Hons)) - Exercise Sciences

The prerequisite is a major in Exercise Sciences, or equivalent as approved by the Head of Department and at least 90 points at Stage III.



Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) - Exercise Sciences

The prerequisite is a major in Exercise Sciences, or equivalent as approved by the Head of Department.



Master of Science (MSc) - Exercise Sciences

The prerequisite is a BSc(Hons) or PGDipSci in Sport and Exercise Science, Exercise Sciences or a PGDipSci in Clinical Exercise Physiology.

Requirements: Research Masters


Career opportunities

The programme will suit the needs of students seeking a career in the fields connected with exercise science, movement science, health, wellness, physical fitness, rehabilitation, sport science and clinical exercise physiology. The course does not aim to produce expertise specifically for recreation management or physical education teaching, although a number of graduates have developed successful careers in these areas. Examples of potential careers include: Cardiac physiologist, Clinical exercise physiologist, Exercise scientist, Human movement scientist, Injury prevention consultant, Respiratory physiologist, Sport and fitness practitioner, Sport scientist (consultant in biomechanics, exercise, nutrition, physiology).


Help and advice

For further information, please refer to the Exercise Sciences Postgraduate Handbook.

Alternatively, staff at the Department of Exercise Sciences, located on Level 1 of Building 907, at Newmarket Campus (end of Suiter Street off Khyber Pass Road), can help you with general enquiries and refer you on to the relevant academic advisors.  For an appointment, please:

Phone: +64 9 923 6887


Further information