Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science (Honours)

This honours program aims to provide you with the opportunity to increase specialist knowledge and develop skills in your major field of interest in exercise and sport science.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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1 year
(120 credit points = 1.0 EFTSL)
Entry requirements apply to this course

This honours program aims to provide you with the opportunity to increase specialist knowledge and develop skills in your major field of interest in exercise and sport science. This is a postgraduate program, you are required to complete an undergraduate program in a related field prior to undertaking postgraduate study.

The program provides research training, by developing your ability to identify and design research solutions and to organise and conduct research in an independent manner. It aims to develop an appreciation of the ethical implications and obligations associated with the conduct of research and develop the ability to critically analyse scholarly work conducted in your particular field of study. This includes assessing the relevance of the existing knowledge base, appraisal and communication of your own research results and its implications. There may also be the opportunity, where appropriate, to work with stakeholders in providing skills relevant to the community.

  • Allied health assistant
  • Gym instructor
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Sports coach
  • Personal trainer
  • Clinical exercise physiologist
  • Exercise programmer
  • Health promotions officer
  • Rehabilitation programmer
  • Sports scientist
  • Community promotion officer
  • Group fitness instructor
  • Performance analyst
  • Sports administrator
  • Exercise scientist

An honours degree provides a pathway in to graduate research programs PhD or Masters by research. In addition, graduates are attractive to employers interested in motivated employees with demonstrated research skills. An honours degree generally provides for higher starting salaries and greater opportunity for promotion in the workplace.

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

EXESP4010, 15 credit points
HEASC4001, 15 credit points
HEASC4002, 15 credit points

Semester 2

EXESP4011, 60 credit points
This program requires a total of 350 placement hours, across 104 weeks.

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Completion of a bachelor degree in a relevant discipline with a high level of academic achievement, normally a distinction average or above in core discipline courses in the 2nd and 3rd years.

All applicants must complete and submit the Research Proposal form with their application.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: PX8

CRICOS code:

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$14,500 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2021

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

An Honours degree provides a pathway to graduate research programs PhD or Masters by research.

Students wishing to apply for RPL and Credit Transfer are required to provide a syllabus of previous study undertaken at the time of applying for a program. Not all programs offer RPL and Credit Transfer. Please contact the Program Coordinator for further information.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

School of Science, Psychology and Sport