You’ll study in state-of-the-art facilities, including fully equipped exercise science labs, gymnasiums and learning spaces. Our lecturers are experts in their fields with close links to industry, and you can benefit from unique industry experience, opportunities in institutes of sport, elite sporting clubs, health centres, gyms and outdoor education providers.
Your time with us is about more than finding a career. It’s also about discovering new places and experiences. Our degrees provide opportunities to study overseas and participate in our local and international community engagement programs.
Your exercise science degree can lead to a career in sports science, elite athlete preparation, sports coaching, PE teaching, outdoor education, sport management and health promotion.
Explore the range of courses that ACU offers at acu.edu.au/courses. If you don’t meet the state-based requirements for entry into your degree, don’t panic. There are various ways to get into ACU. Explore our pathways to get started.
As one of Australia’s leading sports scientists, Dr Craig Duncan’s innovative and holistic approach to player management has enabled high performance teams to achieve greater success and lower athlete injury rates.
With more than 20 years of experience in the sporting arena, Dr Duncan is a highly qualified sports scientist who has worked extensively as a strength and conditioning coach, performance analyst and high performance manager. He provides his services to a number of elite sporting teams and is Head of Sport Science for Football Federation Australia. His expertise was instrumental in steering the team which saw the Socceroos win the 2015 Asian Cup.
In 2014, Craig was recognised as Exercise and Sport Science Australia’s (ESSA) Sport Scientist of the Year.
“I had an incredible experience at ACU, and I attribute that to the staff, mentors, and friends I’ve made along the way.
I loved the practical components of my course and the opportunities presented to me. I was given the chance to do an internship at the North Melbourne Football Club through their relationship with ACU.”
Books, fees, living expenses — costs can be a factor when considering study. But it shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your goals.
Luckily, we offer a range of scholarships to commencing and continuing students recognising everything from rewarding academic achievement to supporting equality. And with nearly 400 scholarships on offer, and the opportunity to apply for as many as you like, it pays to check your eligibility.
If you regularly volunteer in your community — through your school, workplace, community organisation, or cultural or religious group — you could be eligible for our Early Achievers’ Program. If successful, you’ll receive an offer as early as August, and benefit from opportunities to enhance your leadership and volunteering skills while studying with us.