Studies in sport and exercise focus on understanding human movement, exercise physiology, exercise and sport psychology, exercise prescription, and nutrition. Courses in this field are grounded in research, with an emphasis on teaching skills and knowledge that will allow graduates to work with health enthusiasts, elite level athletes and others who may be requiring guidance or rehabilitation.
Typically, individuals who are healthy and active are drawn to this area of study. Their passion for caring for their own bodies often translates into a career path that can similarly support others. Some allied health professions are part of the Medicare system in Australia, and graduates could work in hospitals, government departments like Veterans’ Affairs, private clinics, and community organisations.