Frequently Asked Questions

Several students enter the Bachelor of Exercise Physiology by transferring from other UNSW degree programs (e.g. Bachelor of Science), or similar programs at other universities, after completing 1 or 2 years of study. At UNSW, we offer the Internal Program Transfer based on your weighted average mark (WAM) and a selection of courses completed.  

If you’re transferring from another university, you’ll need to apply through the University Admissions Centre (UAC) and your application will be assessed by UAC on a combination of university marks and ATAR. 

Course credit for previous studies can be recognised by applications submitted to either UNSW Admissions or The Nucleus. First year courses in chemistry, molecular and cellular biology, anatomy, statistics and psychology are good course selections if you’d like to transfer. 

You can gain entry to the Bachelor of Exercise Physiology without having done HSC Chemistry or Mathematics. However, we highly recommend that you complete the Chemistry Bridging Course if you haven’t completed HSC Chemistry and the Mathematics Bridging Course if you haven’t studied HSC Mathematics. 

You’re currently required to enrol as a full-time student, but you may seek permission to reduce your study load if necessary. All subjects are taught at the Kensington campus. Attendance is required for all lectures, tutorials, clinical and practical/laboratory sessions. Lectures, tutorials and practicals are run between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. 

No, the Bachelor of Exercise Physiology degree is a hands-on, science-based program. Therefore, it’s not possible to deliver the required level of practical experience through distance education. 

Yes, tertiary level courses (subjects) that are equivalent in content will be credited towards your degree program. Credit for prior learning will be at the discretion of the Program Authority. 

There are scholarships available for entry into UNSW but not for the Exercise Physiology degree program specifically. For information on University scholarships, including the Ben Lexcen Sporting Scholarships, please visit the UNSW Scholarships.