Study
Exercise Science
& Rehabilitation

Put theory to practice

As an exercise scientist you will design, implement and evaluate exercise and physical activity for healthy people. As a rehabilitation specialist, you will help restore physical capability to people after injury or manage physical function in people with chronic disease and physical disabilities. 

Our professional health degrees are highly valued by the health industry, so the qualifications you earn will be recognised and in demand within a growing industry. 

Belong to one of the best

Working in health requires real-world practical skills and contemporary knowledge. At UOW we're committed to 'enquiry-based learning' that teaches you to constantly seek out knowledge, analyse it and apply it in your chosen profession. 

  • Get hands on: 140 hours of practical placements in a community, sporting, scientific or commercial exercise setting will allow you to build practical skills.
  • Learn on the real thing: Anatomy classes benefit from working with human cadavers to take your learning beyond the textbook.

Earn a recognised qualification:

 

  • Number 1 in NSW/ACT: UOW ranked second in Australia and number one in in NSW/ACT for Health Services and Support, in the federal government's Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2020.

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Number 1

The latest QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey ranked UOW first among Australian public universities, with overall satisfaction of graduates at 91.7 per cent.

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2021

Become one of the world's most employable graduates

There is a forecasted growth of 25.1% within Health Care and Social Assistance and with this brings increased employment opportunities and career options. Health care has been the primary provider of new jobs within Australia and is projected to make the largest contribution to employment growth from 2017 to 2022. Source: Employment Projections.

Here is just some of the careers you could pursue:

  • Allied health professional
  • Biomedical researcher
  • Exercise scientist/physiologist
  • Health administrator
  • Health promotion officer
  • Health worker
  • Industry health worker
  • Laboratory technician
  • Rehabilitation specialist
  • Scientific researcher
  • Sports administrator
  • Sports rehabilitator
  • Sports scientist

Read more: What can I do with my degree?

Meet Natalie

I took my practical placements at Sutherland Hospital, the Illawarra Brain Injury Clinic, Thirroul Sports Physiotherapy and I even spent 12 months with the St George Illawarra Dragons. It's by participating and networking with people in the industry that you find what you are passionate about. Natalie Bachelor of Exercise Science

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