Exercise science

As an exercise scientist, you’ll be helping people achieve peak performance, optimal health and wellbeing. So, if you’re passionate about sports, exercise, and health — exercise science is for you.

Exercise your power to share the power of exercise

A range of opportunities

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.

Sports science
Elite athlete preparation
Sports coaching
PE teaching
Outdoor education
Sports management
Health promotion

Stories from exercise science

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Playing soccer. Championing hope.
The Future in Youth program is extending the community benefits of sports to youth in Timor-Leste.
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Reaching 100% starts with 1%
Look closely at some of the greatest grand finals in sport of the last few years, and you’ll see Dr Craig Duncan.

Meet our people

Dr Craig Duncan
Senior Lecturer, Exercise Science

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.

Tania Gallo
Exercise science graduate

“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.”