Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Welcome to the School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health (SESSH)

The School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health (SESSH) is a national leader in providing programs in Exercise and Sport Science, Sports Media, Nutrition Science and postgraduate Clinical Exercise Physiology.  The School provides courses from the Bathurst and Port Macquarie campuses and online.

The School prides itself on teaching excellence in the core areas of exercise science, backed by a multidisciplinary research profile. The School aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed in a dynamic and modern employment sector. Our graduates have a distinguished record in gaining employment in all facets of the sports and exercise industry.  The School provides expert support to regional athletes through the Western Region Academy of Sport (WRAS) enabling our students to gain real-world experience in a professional setting.

Our teaching and research facilities are world class.  All students are given the opportunity to develop a range of skills which enhance the theoretical components of their training.  In addition to world class facilities, the School provides the largest online program for clinical exercise physiology and undergraduate programs in the field of exercise and sport science, and sports media. If you are interested in exercise activity and sport media studies, please explore your options with us.

High employment rates in Exercise Science

Our Exercise Science students are well prepared for their professions with employers holding our graduates in high esteem.  This is an achievement we are extremely proud of and it reflects the combination of academic excellence, practical application, skill development and the compulsory professional practice subjects.

Our programs are made up of a number of different disciplines including:

  • Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Motor Control
  • Exercise and Sport Psychology
  • Physical Activity and Health
  • Sports Media
  • Nutrition Science

Career options in Exercise and Sports Science are limitless and earning potential for graduates is among the best on offer. Graduates of our programs are highly sought after on the international stage, so why not see the world whilst developing and furthering your career.

A growing community and government concern with the health of Australians and the role of nutrition has raised the profile of this area and its importance to public health. A demand exists for practitioners knowledgeable in nutrition in rural communities and a range of research studies and professional literature indicates a need for a rural perspective in nutrition education. Graduates work professionally with healthy communities in a range of settings including government, non-government organisations, private practice and industry.