Sport and exercise science

There’s nothing like feeling at the top of your game. And, as a sport and exercise scientist, you’ll be helping others feel on top of theirs. With a degree from ACU, you’ll be able to help elite athletes achieve peak performance, assist those with chronic disease to find optimal health, and inspire children to enjoy a life of fitness and wellbeing.

Exercise your power to share the power of exercise

A degree that belongs on your bucket list

Your time with us is about more than finding a career. It’s also about discovering new places and experiences. As our student, you can complete part of your degree overseas, and you’ll also get access to a range of international community engagement projects.

International community engagement or internship
Overseas study tour
Semester abroad
Short exchange

Meet our people

Tania Gallo
Exercise science graduate

“I had an incredible experience at ACU, and I attribute that to the staff, mentors, and friends I’ve made along the way.

I loved the practical components of my course and the opportunities presented to me. I was given the chance to do an internship at the North Melbourne Football Club through their relationship with ACU.”

Dr Stuart Cormack
Senior Lecturer, Exercise Science

Dr Cormack is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Exercise Science at ACU. Prior to this role, he spent 14 years working in the Australian Football League, including eight years as the Fitness Coach at the West Coast Eagles highlighted by two Grand Final appearances and winning the 2006 AFL Premiership. In addition, Dr Cormack spent four years as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Australian Institute of Sport where he worked with a number of elite athletes in a variety of team and individual sports in preparation for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Stuart received his PhD from Edith Cowan University and is actively involved in applied sports science research, including supervision of a number of postgraduate students. He has published numerous papers in scientific journals and co-authored several book chapters. Dr Cormack regularly presents at sports science and coaching conferences in addition to providing consultancy support to various organisations. He has ongoing roles with the International Cricket Council, Australian Institute of Sport Combat Sports Centre of Excellence and Melbourne Football Club. Dr Cormack has an interest in all areas of athletic preparation with a particular focus on monitoring training load and fatigue in elite athletes and its impact on performance.