UQ has ranked 1st in Australia and 2nd in the world for sports-related subjects four years running (2021-2024 QS World University Rankings.)

Are you interested in working with elite athletes or sporting teams; or do you want to make an essential contribution to the health and wellbeing of individuals in your community?

Exercise and sport sciences is concerned with how to enhance human performance, how the body responds to exercise and physical activity, and how to conduct research which could help build healthier communities and stronger athletes.

Study exercise and sport sciences with UQ and we'll help you transform your passion into a successful and rewarding career. By studying with us, you'll truly be ready to hit the ground running.

Strong industry partnerships: including Broncos, Queensland Academy of Sport, Queensland Firebirds, Brisbane Roar, Cricket Australia.

Honours qualifications: UQ is the only university in Australia to offer honours within an undergraduate exercise and sport sciences degree.

Career pathways

Studying exercise and sport sciences at UQ can be a pathway to a variety of different careers:

  • Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES)
  • Accredited Sport Scientist (ASpS)
  • Cardiac scientist
  • Respiratory technician
  • Community recreation and fitness officer
  • Corporate health and fitness advisor
  • Health promotion officer
  • Sports development officer
  • Sport and exercise science researcher.