Program Overview

A career in sport and exercise science is more than coaching, matches and athletes. It's a dynamic and exhilarating field that uses data and scientific principles and techniques to help people build strength, regain movement, prevent injuries and perform at their peak. With Australia's ageing population and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle, we need sport and exercise science professionals more than ever before. La Trobe's Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science gives you the scientific knowledge and practical skills to improve health and wellbeing.

You'll gain a detailed understanding of the science behind training. Explore the strengths and limitations of the human body while building strong foundations in physiology, anatomy and biomechanics. Then build industry contacts during 140 hours of industry placement with leading organisations such as Carlton Football Club, Melbourne City and Exercise Research Australia.



  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 37,400


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79


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  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy For Higher Education
  • Foundations Of Exercise Programming
  • Foundations Of Sport And Exercise Science
  • General Principles Of Sport Coaching
  • Human Biosciences A
  • Human Biosciences B
  • Human Growth And Development
  • Physical Activity And Health

Subject prerequisites

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in two of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

English language requirement

  • 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.

The cost of studying at La Trobe University varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen. Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay A$ 37,400 annually, to study in La Trobe University.

Possible career paths include:

  • Sports scientist
  • Health and wellness officer
  • Personal trainer
  • Injury prevention or rehabilitation coach


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