With degrees focusing on exercise, nutrition, physical activity, outdoor education or high performance sport, you can kick-start whatever career you like, and then specialise with further study in high performance sport, exercise physiology or rehabilitation.
If you don’t meet the state-based requirements for entry into your degree, you still have options. There are lots of ways into ACU. Explore our pathways to get started.
“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 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.
It is a misconception that teenagers are the only ones who will benefit from attending Open Day.
By registering for Open Day Michelle won $5,000 towards a trip to Rome.
At Open Day there are a lot of things to see and people to talk to. Here are a few essential Open Day events by faculty.
Books, fees, living expenses – costs can be a factor when considering study. But it shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your goals.
Luckily, we offer a range of scholarships to commencing and continuing students. They recognise everything from rewarding academic achievement to supporting equality. And with nearly 400 scholarships on offer, and the opportunity to apply for as many as you like, it pays to check your eligibility.
We believe great work that makes a positive impact should be recognised – and rewarded. So if you are regularly volunteering, we invite you to apply for our Community Achiever Program (CAP). If you are accepted into the program, you’ll receive an offer into an undergraduate degree as early as August. And you’ll become part of ACU’s CAP community.