Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science)

Provided by PSB Academy


Awarded by Edith Cowan University

Course introduction


The programme prepares students for a variety of professional exercise and sports science roles in the private, corporate and government sectors. This Sports Science Degree will enable students to learn the design, implementation and evaluation of programmes targeted at improving general health and well-being, the prevention of chronic disease and the enhancement of sports and exercise performance.
  • Purpose-Built Sports Lab
    Study in an industry-standard facility focused on optimising athlete performance through sport science technology such as speed gates and 3D motion cameras.
  • Learn from Industry Practitioners
    Gain industry insights from our experienced team of sport science lecturers, which include certified personal trainers and sport coaches.
  • Industry Immersion
    Complete 140 hours of supervised work experience through our practicum, and enjoy opportunities for sports internships or industrial visits.
  • Direct Entry to Academic Year 2
    Enjoy module exemptions with a relevant polytechnic diploma qualification with possible completion in 12 – 24 months.

Potential Career Opportunities
  • Exercise Scientist
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Sports Medicine Trainer
  • Exercise Psychologist

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Year 1 ^

  • Anatomy and Physiology 1*
  • Anatomy and Physiology 2*
  • Biomechanics*
  • Foundation of Fitness and Training*
  • Human Nutrition*
  • Lifespan Growth and Development
Year 2
  • Exercise Delivery^
  • Exercise Physiology^
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Motor Learning and Control
  • Principles and Practices of Resistance Training
  • Statistical Research Methods
Year 3
  • Advanced Biomechanics
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • Advanced Resistance Training
  • Exercise and Sports Science Practicum
  • Physical Activity and Health
  • Psychology of Sport, Exercise and Health^
Elective Modules
  • Exercise Nutrition
  • Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Introduction to Health Promotion*^
  • Performance Analysis and Player Monitoring in Sport*^
  • Psycho-social Aspects in Physical Activity and Chronic Disease
  • Sports Injury Prevention and Management*^
*Module exemptions for students who completed PSB Academy’s Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences or the Bridging Programme for Edith Cowan University Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
^ Module exemptions for Local Polytechnic’s Diploma in Sports and Exercise Sciences graduates

Exercise Delivery – Students to complete a minimum 30 hours practicum within the trimester at PSB Academy Sport Science Lab

Entry Requirements

Local Qualifications

Year 1
  • Indicative ATAR score of 70, which is the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank percentage in Year 12; OR
  • GCE A-Level (Minimum 3 subjects in H2 level or 2 subjects at H2 level and 2 subjects at H1 level); OR
  • Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma
 Year 2
  • PSB Academy Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences; OR
  • 3-year Sports and Exercise Science related Diploma from Singapore’s Polytechnic or equivalent;
  • Other diploma or equivalent qualification would be assessed on a case by case basis*
All applications are subject to approval by Edith Cowan University.

Minimum Age Requirement
  • 17 years old

English Language Requirements

Applicants need to satisfy ECU’s minimum English standard requirements through one of these means:
  • Year 12 English ATAR, English Literature ATAR Grad C or better; OR
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test; OR
  • IELTS Overall Scores 6.0 with no individual Band less than 6.0; OR
  • TOEFL Paper-Based (TWE) 4.5; OR
  • TOEFL Internet-Based (TWE) 5; OR
  • Pearson Test of English Academic Score of 52 with no scores less than 50 for courses with a current requirement of Academic IELTS 6.0; OR
  • OET – A minimum score of B in each of four components; OR
  • PSB Academy Certificate in Academic English (CAE) Course – 60% or more in each of the 4 exams. Each of the 4 exams is of equal weighting; OR
  • GCE O Level – Grade C6 or better; OR
  • GCE A Level General Paper – Grade E or better; OR
  • GCE O Level – Grade D7 and a completed qualification assessed as equivalent to an AQF Diploma; OR
  • Advanced Diploma with a minimum 1 year duration from a Registered Private Institution; OR
  • A completed qualification assessed to AQF Diploma or Advanced Diploma from a Registered Poytechnic; OR
  • A completed qualification assessed as equivalent to an Associate Degree or Bachelor degree from a Registered University
English language test scores must be less than 2 years old at the date of application to Edith Cowan University.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

[Part-time option available]

Full time: 12-24 months (depending on number of exemptions)
Part time: 24-32 months (depending on number of exemptions)

Intake Period

  • September

Fees & Funding

Total Course Fees

Singapore-based Students
  • 24 modules: S$38,520.00
  • 12 Modules: S$19,260.00^
Progressing Students^
Singapore-based Students: S$24,396.00 (16 modules)
International Students: S$25,680.00 (16 modules)

Payment Instalments
  • 24 modules: 6
  • 16 modules: 4
  • 12 Modules: 3
^Students with Edith Cowan University-recognised Sport Science Diplomas from PSB Academy or Local Polytechnic enjoy 8 and 12 module exemptions respectively, subject to university entry requirements. Students can gain direct entry to Year 2 of the course and complete them in 24 – 32 months instead of 48 months.
*Applicable for students with a non-related diploma qualification
All fees are subject to annual revision.

Mandatory Fees

Singapore-based Students
  • Application Fee: S$128.40
  • Student Development Fee: S$321.00
International Students
  • Application Fee: S$450.00
  • Student’s Pass issuance and multiple journey visa fees (varies by country): S$60.00 – S$90.00
  • Student Induction and Development Fee (For New International Student): S$1,070.00
  • Students Induction and Development Fee (For Progressing International Student): S$321.00
All fees are subject to annual revision.