Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation - 266JA
|Location:||UC - Canberra, Bruce|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Health|
|Discipline(s):||Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science|
|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.
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
- Community health
- Health promotion
- Occupational health and safety
- Clinical assessment and screening, e.g., cardiac investigations, sleep studies
- Sports science
- Mental health
- 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.
- Prospective Domestic Students
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- Prospective International Students
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Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.
Additional Admission Requirements
Police checks and working with vulnerable people clearance is required.
ACT: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematical Methods and Physics majors. NSW: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.
Periods Course is Open to New Admissions
|2018||UC Canberra - Bruce Campus||Semester 1
|2019||UC Canberra - Bruce Campus||Semester 1
Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
- Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation (96 credit points)
Required - Must pass 93 credit points as follows
MJ0260 Major in Exercise Science (21 credit points)
Required - Must pass 21 credit points as follows
- 6529 - Systemic Anatomy and Physiology - 3 cp, Level 1
- 6839 - Sports Medicine - 3 cp, Level 3
- 8338 - Human Growth and Development - 3 cp, Level 1
- 8339 - Biochemistry of Exercise - 3 cp, Level 1
- 8340 - Health, Disease and Exercise - 3 cp, Level 2
- 8391 - Physiology of Exercise 1 - 3 cp, Level 2
- 8392 - Physiology of Exercise 2 - 3 cp, Level 3
- Required - Must pass 21 credit points as follows
MJ0261 Major in Human Movement (18 credit points)
Required - Must pass 18 credit points as follows
- 6834 - Biomechanics 1 - 3 cp, Level 2
- 6835 - Biomechanics 2 - 3 cp, Level 3
- 8913 - Motor Control and Skill Acquisition - 3 cp, Level 2
- 9808 - Regional Anatomy and Physiology - 3 cp, Level 1
- 9811 - Exercise Programming and Prescription 1 - 3 cp, Level 1
- 9812 - Exercise Programming and Prescription 2 - 3 cp, Level 2
- Required - Must pass 18 credit points as follows
Required Units - Must pass 54 credit points as follows
- 6540 - Introduction to Statistics - 3 cp, Level 1
- 7224 - Sport and Performance Psychology - 3 cp, Level 2
- 8257 - Nutritional Science - 3 cp, Level 2
- 8279 - Advanced Functional Anatomy - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9280 - Introductory Nutrition - 3 cp, Level 1
- 9378 - Advanced Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9379 - Clinical Practice in Exercise Physiology 1 - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9381 - Cardio-Pulmonary Conditions and Rehabilitation - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9382 - Clinical Practice in Exercise Physiology 2 - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9383 - Neuromuscular Conditions and Rehabilitation - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9799 - Foundations of Professional Planning - 3 cp, Level 1
- 9813 - Research and Professional Practice Part A (6cp) - 0 cp, Level 3
- 9814 - Research and Professional Practice Part B - 9 cp, Level 3
- 10012 - Sport and Exercise Psychology - 3 cp, Level 1
- 10069 - Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - 3 cp, Level 3
- 10070 - Professional Practice in Exercise Physiology - 3 cp, Level 3
- 10072 - Exercise Management for Chronic Disease - 3 cp, Level 3
- MJ0260 Major in Exercise Science (21 credit points)
- Restricted Choice - Must pass 3 credit points from the following
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.
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.
- Version3 - Start Date: 01/01/2016 End Date: Current Version
- Version2 - Start Date: 01/01/2015 End Date: 31/12/2015
- Version1 - Start Date: 01/07/2013 End Date: 31/12/2014
|Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation||B ExPhysiol&Rehab|
|Diploma of Health Studies||Associate Degree of Health Studies|
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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:
|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.|
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Information for Fee Paying Students
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.
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 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
Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.
High performing students may be eligible for enrolment in the Bachelor of Sports Studies (Honours).
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- 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
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