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Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science - 274JA

Course Code: 274JA
Course Version: 3
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science
UAC Code: 365191
CRICOS Code: 081005B
Lowest Selection Rank: 60
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 5.5

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.

Score a competitive career in sport and exercise science

Through this course, you’ll develop a broad understanding of all aspects of sport and exercise science and will explore the complexity of human movement, while developing strategies to assist athletes in reaching their full potential. Having access to UC’s innovative and unique Sporting Commons gives you unprecedented connections with community and professional sporting organisations right here on campus. You’ll be encouraged to network with and become part of the Canberra sports community in the company of Australia's leading elite sports teams and research centres. During your time at UC, you’ll undertake regular Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in the form of professional internships and will develop a research project in an area of sport and exercise science of particular interest to you.

As this course is accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), upon graduation you can submit an application for exercise science membership. This course has a particularly strong link between professional placements and employment, with many interns securing future roles even before graduation. High performing students may be eligible for enrolment in the Bachelor of Sport Studies (Honours), or if you’d prefer to progress to postgraduate study, you could undertake the Master of Sport and Exercise Science (Research) or one of many other related master’s programs in the Faculty of Health.

Study a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science at UC and you will:

  • Cover a range of exercise science subjects, from human anatomy and physiology to motor control and psychology
  • be academically prepared for a career in the sport industry
  • develop comprehensive skills in areas such as biomechanics and sport analytics.

Work Integrated Learning

WIL is an integral part of this course, giving you an invaluable opportunity to gain practical experience and form strong relationships within industry before graduating. You’ll undertake 250 hours of placement and will have the opportunity to apply for numerous internships with UC’s professional partners in areas such as NRL, Super Rugby, W-League, WNBL, Physical Activity Foundation, YMCA, Institutes of Sport and Community sporting groups.

Previous Sport and Exercise Science students have undertaken internships with organisations including the Australian Sports Commission, Basketball Australia, Ainslie Football Club, Canberra Raiders, the Football Federation of Australia, Volleyball Australia, Monaro Panthers Football Club, AFL NSW/ACT, Belconnen Magpies Sports Club, Brumbies Rugby, Woden Weston Football Club, Cricket NSW, the Ginninderra Swim Club, Physical Activity Foundation, forty2 edventures, Capital Football, Hockey ACT, Triathlon ACT, Touch Football ACT, ANU Sport, Cricket ACT, the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, UC Ginninderra Athletics Club, School Sport ACT and the University of Canberra Swim Club.

Career opportunities

  • Exercise scientist
  • Sport development officer
  • Health promotion officer
  • Sports analyst
  • Sports policy and strategy analyst
  • Performance analyst
  • Physical training specialist
  • Strength and conditioning coach

Course-specific information

Applicants will be required to undertake a National Police Check and attain an ACT Working with Vulnerable People card.

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

This course is accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). Upon graduation, students may submit an application for exercise science membership of ESSA. A number of industry qualifications are also available to students on completion of appropriate units.

High performing students may be eligible for enrolment in the Bachelor of Sport Studies (Honours). Graduates can continue their studies with a Master of Sport and Exercise Science (Research) or via related Faculty of Health master’s programs such as high performance sport and physiotherapy.

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 are 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 Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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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 Sport and Exercise Science B Sp&ExSc

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.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.

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 CSP $28,000

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

At the completion of the Sport and Exercise Science degree, graduates may submit an application for exercise science membership of Exercise and Sport Science Australia. A number of industry qualifications are also available to students on completion of appropriate units.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Academic training for employment in the coalface delivery of sport 1. Communication (a-e)
2. Information literacy and numeracy
3. Information and communication technology
4. Problem solving (a-e)
5. Working with others (a-f)
6. Effective workplace skills (a-c)
7. Professional ethics (a-b)
8. Social responsibility (a-d)
9. Life long learning (a-d)
10. Personal attributes (a-e)
Academic training for academic pathways into masters programs 1. Communication (a-e)
2. Information literacy and numeracy
3. Information and communication technology
4. Problem solving (a-e)
5. Working with others (a-f)
7. Professional ethics (a-b)
8. Social responsibility (a-d)
9. Life long learning (a-d)
10. Personal attributes (a-e)
Students may be eligible to apply for Exercise Science membership with Exercise Sport Science Australia (ESSA). 1. Communication (a-e)
2. Information literacy and numeracy
3. Information and communication technology
4. Problem solving (a-e)
5. Working with others (a-f)
6. Effective workplace skills (a-c)
7. Professional ethics (a-b)
8. Social responsibility (a-d)
9. Life long learning (a-d)
10. Personal attributes (a-e)

Course Duration

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

Honours

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

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2014->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2015->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2016->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2017->UC Bruce Campus-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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