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Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation - 266JA

Course Code: 266JA
Course Version: 3
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science
UAC Code: 365113
CRICOS Code: 078923A
Lowest Selection Rank: 82
English Language Requirements: There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an academic IELTS of 7.0 overall with no band score below 7.0 or equivalent. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Heal the world, make it a better place

Explore the complexities of human movement; develop a broad understanding of the human body; and learn how to help those who are injured or physically impaired get their lives back on track - with the Bachelor of Exercise and Physiology and Rehabilitation.

In this 4-year, full time course, you will gain valuable knowledge and understanding of a variety of health and medical issues afflicting patients across a diverse range of age groups and demographics.

You’ll also develop in-depth clinical and analytical skills and explore beyond the physical to discover how exercise as a medicine positively affects the mental and emotional recovery of each patient.

During your time at UC, you’ll also undertake regular Work Integrated Learning (WIL), in the form of professional internships where you will gain valuable experience by using your skills and knowledge in real-life situations.

Throughout this course, you’ll also be regularly visited by industry specialists and leaders offering excellent opportunities to network and expand your industry contacts.

Help add value to the lives of others – register your interest in this course today.

Several industry qualifications are also available to students on completion of appropriate units.

Study a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation and you will:

  • have a deeper understanding of the human body
  • be able to identify degenerative changes and disease states
  • develop technical skills to address the needs of clients in a clinical rehabilitation setting
  • acquire abilities to prevent and manage chronic disease and injury in cardiopulmonary, neuromuscular, musculoskeletal and metabolic conditions
  • have the qualifications to be recognised and accepted as an allied health professional
  • become officially recognised as an allied health professional
  • open the door for further studies including, honours, masters, and Doctorate.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

WIL is an integral part of this course, giving you an invaluable opportunity to gain practical experience and form strong relationships with industry stakeholders and professionals before graduating. Over the four years of this course, you’ll undertake a total of 500 hours of actual placement in hospitals and health clinics both locally and nationally.

There is also scope for international study/work placements in countries such as Samoa, the UK, and the USA, all of which offer incredible learning experiences and come with study credits that will count towards your degree.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this course will be qualified and ready to work as an exercise physiologist in public and private health sectors including areas such as:

  • Chronic disease
  • Rehabilitation service provider
  • Fitness industry
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Workplace health/corporate health
  • Aged care
  • Education
  • Community health
  • Health promotion
  • Management
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Clinical assessment and screening, e.g., cardiac investigations, sleep studies
  • Sports science
  • Mental health
  • Universities
  • Research

Course-specific information

  • Students will need to pass a state-specific police check before participating in any WIL placements.
  • Upon completion of the degree students will be eligible to apply for membership to Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) and accreditation as an exercise physiologist.
  • Several industry qualifications are also available to students on completion of appropriate units.

The University of Canberra is committed to building a strong and sustainable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and sport industry workforce. If you are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person interested in studying a health or sport course, please contact Rachel Harrigan or phone 6201 2608.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the Faculty of Health faculty office, email student.centre@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

Police checks and working with vulnerable people clearance is required.

Assumed Knowledge

ACT: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematical Methods and Physics majors. NSW: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2018 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus Semester 1
Semester 1
2019 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus Semester 1
Semester 1

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.

Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation B ExPhysiol&Rehab

Alternate Exit Awards

Diploma of Health Studies Associate Degree of Health Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2018 CPS $31,370

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

Professional Accreditation

Upon completion of the degree graduates will be eligible to apply for membership to Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) and accreditation as an Exercise Physiologist. A number of industry qualifications are also available to students on completion of appropriate units.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Knowledge of the structure and function of the human body relevant to the scope of practice of clinical exercise physiology UC graduates are lifelong learners
Knowledge of degenerative changes and disease states potentially affecting the human body relevant to the scope of practice of clinical exercise physiology UC graduates are lifelong learners
Knowledge, skill, understanding and application of the assessment, intervention, therapeutic and educational tools relevant to the scope of practice of clinical exercise physiology UC graduates are lifelong learners
Understanding and application of the duty of care, professional ethics, roles and responsibilities and values relevant to the scope of practice of clinical exercise physiology UC graduates are professional
Communication skills in listening, speaking, explaining, teaching, writing and reading relevant to medical and clinical exercise physiology scope of practice UC graduates are global citizens
Ability to read, critique, evaluate and apply evidence from research and science into practices of health care and health services UC graduates are global citizens
UC graduates are professional
UC students are lifelong learners

Course Duration

Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

High performing students may be eligible for enrolment in the Bachelor of Sports Studies (Honours).

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View course numbers for previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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