Health and Sports Science is a specialised undergraduate degree program leading to work in the field of exercise physiology and exercise science. Foundation medical science courses include anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and psychosocial aspects of exercise and human movement. These courses are a foundation for specialised study in such key areas as exercise physiology; motor control and learning; health and sport psychology; nutrition, and biomechanics.
Graduates of this program are prepared for work in the fields of preventative health, post-acute exercise rehabilitation or sports performance enhancement. Services provided by graduates include: assessment and evaluation for health or performance; physical activity counselling and exercise prescription; movement rehabilitation; analysis and design of specific training programs, and applied and clinical research.
Work in these areas is aligned with professional accreditation in the areas of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, exercise physiology, and sports science
Graduates are eligible to apply for professional accreditation with the industry professional association, The Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science.Studying Health and Sports Science at UNSW
The study of Health and Sports Science at UNSW is primarily through the Faculty of Medicine (www.med.unsw.edu.au
). Please refer to the table below for available program/s of study.