Exercise Sciences

Exercise Sciences focuses on how and why humans move. Exercise Scientists study the mind, muscle, mechanics and metabolism of the human body and the role of exercise in human health.

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Subject overview

Exercise Sciences is a discipline that focuses on how and why humans move.

The dual role that exercise and science play in understanding how physical activity, rehabilitation, sport and movement contribute to sustainable health, provides the foundation for studying Exercise Sciences.

There is a growing demand for people who can not only research and analyse performance techniques, but can also work as allied health professionals to maximise human performance to improve general health and wellbeing through exercise.

Exercise Sciences ties together and builds on multi-disciplinary courses in human anatomy and physiology, biomechanics and computational movement science, exercise and sport psychology, and movement neuroscience.

Where can Exercise Sciences take you?

Exercise Sciences will prepare you for a career in exercise science, movement science, health, wellness, physical fitness, rehabilitation, sport science and clinical exercise physiology.

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