Bachelor of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation

Study Area

Health,Medicine and Pharmacy

Study Level



University of Wollongong



Course Detail



Intake Time


Standard Duration

4 Years

About the Course

Exercise rehabilitation is an area of allied health that uses exercise to restore good health and physical capability to people after illness or injury, or to improve the quality of life and manage physical function in people with chronic disease and physical disabilities. You will study anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology, exercise prescription, clinical exercise physiology, biomechanics, and neuromechanics as part of your core subjects. Scientific training will improve your skills in data gathering and analysis, physiological systems integration and, most importantly, understanding the fundamental processes behind both healthy and unhealthy human bodies. This scientific foundation will enable you to adapt to a variety of situations in the workplace and to develop exercise programs for a wide variety of individuals with various health conditions and disabilities. This degree includes a workplace experience component that requires 140 hours of placement in a community, sporting, scientific or commercial exercise setting, as well as an additional 360 hours of clinical workplace experience in order to gain advanced clinical training for work as an exercise physiologist. Completion of these hours is required in order to graduate. This experience is an essential part of the learning process and will allow you to put into practice what you've learned in the course to ensure that you will be work-ready for industry practice in both public and private facilities with both a generally healthy as well as clinical focus.


Average Score


6.5 overall and individual band scores of 6.5

Background Requirements


University of Wollongong

Institute Ranking

"#196 in QS World University Rankings 2021, #10 in Australia"

Program Ranking