Exercise science

If you’re passionate about sports, exercise, and health, a career in exercise science might be for you. As an exercise scientist you could work with elite athletes, help people improve their health and wellbeing, coach sports teams and much more.

Think: Exercise and sports science, elite athlete preparation, sports coaching, PE teaching, recreation leadership, sport management, and physical activity and health science courses.

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Why study exercise science at ACU?


Study in state-of-the-art facilities, including fully equipped gyms and biomechanics labs.


Learn from experts in their fields with close links to industry.


Benefit from unique opportunities for learning and development in elite sport, allied health, schools and the public health system.


Take part in engagement opportunities including sport development and capacity building, both locally and internationally.

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Meet our students

Daniel Cross

Exercise science graduate | Development and Rehab Coach

“I work with the Melbourne Football Club, the team I played with for the last two years of my professional footy career. I work with the boys in rehab after injuries, helping them get back into training and onto the pitch. I got some amazing offers when I retired, but this is where I want to be.

I love the camaraderie, and I get a real sense of pride knowing I’m still part of the team, helping them to achieve their best. I loved my ACU course from start to finish, and the staff were terrific. I felt they wanted me to succeed, to achieve at a high level both as an athlete and as a student.”

With more than 90 courses to choose from, there's one for you


Meet our staff

Dr Stuart Cormack

Senior Lecturer, School of Exercise Science

Dr Stuart Cormack spent 14 years working in the Australian Football League, including eight years as the Fitness Coach at the West Coast Eagles, highlighted by two Grand Final appearances and winning the 2006 AFL Premiership.

In addition, he spent four years as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Australian Institute of Sport where he worked with a number of elite athletes in a variety of team and individual sports in preparation for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

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