UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES
The University of South Australia is a progressive and globally-engaged university, ranked in the top 10 universities in Australia1 and awarded five QS Stars for Excellence. With nearly 32,000 students, including more than 5,500 international students, it provides a unique educational journey that combines five-star teaching2 and real-world experience.
Focused on life beyond the classroom, the University offers industry-informed degrees and a practical approach to teaching and learning. Opportunities to learn in real-world settings form an important part of the curriculum, giving you the confidence and skills to graduate career ready.
Currently ranked among the top 50 young universities in the world3, the University comprises four divisions across six campuses with more than 200 degrees on offer. The study areas – many of which receive international accolades and feature regularly in World Top 100 lists – include:
- Art, Architecture and Design
- Business and Commerce
- Creative Industries
- Computing and Information Technology
- Nursing and Midwifery
- Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
- Psychology, Social Work and Human Services
- Rehabilitation, Health and Sports Sciences
Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
If you are interested in the science behind exercise and sport, this industry-focused degree is for you. Taught in state-of-the-art facilities, the degree gives you an understanding of the impact exercise and physical activity has on the biological, psychological and social parameters of human life.
You will learn from world-class researchers (85 per cent of our teaching staff have PhDs), including some of Australia’s leading scientists and high-performance coaches. These teachers have a practical approach to learning, which means you get to work on real-world projects and gain direct practical experience.
You will graduate with valuable industry connections with some of the big players in the field, thanks to the University’s alliances with a number of elite sporting teams.
The University has invested millions of dollars in new buildings and facilities to give you the best learning outcomes. These new, innovative spaces include on-campus facilities designed for exercise testing and performance analysis, such as the High Performance and Exercise Physiology Clinic, Environmental Chamber and a Health and Fitness Centre.
Following graduation, you will be eligible to apply for membership as an accredited exercise scientist with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).
Graduates end up in careers using biomechanics, physiology, psychology and performance analysis to increase fitness and performance.
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With a population of just over one million people, Adelaide is renowned for its affordability and quality of life. The city hosts more than 400 food, arts and cultural events each year, and is home to a rich sporting culture. From the airport to the city centre takes 15 minutes.
1 Ranked 9th – 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings
2 2018 QS Stars Ratings
3 Ranked 26 in 2017 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50 and Ranked 32 in 2017 Times Higher Education World Top 200 Young Universities