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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: 51.45
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Score a competitive career in sport and exercise science

Explore the complexities of human movement and develop a broad understanding of all aspects of sport and exercise with a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.

Through this course you will gain valuable knowledge and hands-on experience developing innovative strategies and techniques to assist high performance athletes reach their full potential.

With unpresented access to UC’s professional and community sporting organisations right here on campus and around Canberra, you’ll be encouraged to work alongside some of Australia's leading elite sports teams and research centres.

During your time at UC, you’ll also undertake regular Work Integrated Learning (WIL), in the form of professional internships and have the opportunity to select, research and develop your own sport and exercise science-based project.

Upon graduation you will also be eligible to apply for an exercise science membership with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), a professional organisation committed to establishing, promoting and defending the career paths of tertiary trained exercise and sports science practitioners.

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

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 sports 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 with industry stakeholders and professionals before graduating. You’ll undertake 250 hours of actual placement and will have the opportunity to apply for numerous internships with UC’s professional partners such as:

  • NRL
  • Super Rugby
  • W-League
  • WNBL
  • Physical Activity Foundation
  • YMCA
  • Institutes of Sport
  • Community sporting groups

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
  • Attain an ACT Working with Vulnerable Peoples card.

Assumed knowledge:

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

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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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 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

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 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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