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Bachelor of Science in Psychology/ Bachelor of Health Science (Human Movement) - SCHL01

Course Code: SCHL01
Course Version: 2
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Psychology
Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science
UAC Code: 365166
CRICOS Code: 099027D
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Unlock yours and our top athletes’ potential

Combine the clinical psychological insights of an accredited psychology degree with the scientific health and human movement studies behind elite sports with UC’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Bachelor of Health Science (Human Movement) double degree.

You’ll develop a unique blend of skills from our expert teachers, including the delivery of clinically focused personalised support and the methods and applications used in the science of human movement – all while gaining a clear and critical understanding of psychology theories and research methods that can help you pursue a career as a professional psychologist.

If you’re interested in health and how the mind and body interact and looking for hands-on work opportunities that will equip you to maximise athletic performance at the elite level, look no further. Register for this course today. 

Combine a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Health Science (Human Movement) at UC and you will:

  • build your knowledge of the scientific basis and core topics of the discipline of psychology, including in the areas of psychopathology, cognition and perception
  • master the research methods used by psychologists and learn how to apply these to the design and conduct of scientific studies and analyse and interpret results and write clinical reports
  • enhance your ability to apply your knowledge in a critical way to problems related to human behaviour and mental processes
  • distinguish scientific evidence
  • be ready to maximise athletic performances at the elite level
  • develop the skills to become a sport psychologist
  • gain strong knowledge of the theory and practice of coaching.
  • increase your understanding and application of the values and professional ethics in sports development and psychological research along with those of related professional contexts.

Career opportunities

A UC Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Bachelor of Health Science (Human Movement) degree opens doors in a range of sectors in the cutting-edge world of sports psychology and the education and health sectors, including:
  • clinical psychology
  • exercise physiology
  • sports administration
  • biomechanics
  • policy development
  • program co-ordination and welfare
  • coaching
  • rehabilitation
  • training and fitness instruction
  • aged care
  • research
  • health and physical education.

Enquiries

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

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Additional Admission Requirements

For Work Integrated Learning (WIL), students may require:
- Police check;
- Working with Vulnerable People card;
- Current vaccination.

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
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

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 Science in Psychology BSc Psych
Bachelor of Health Science (Human Movement) B HthScience (HumanMovement)

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Health Science (Human Movement) Bachelor of Science in Psychology 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

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $30,000
2020 CSP $30,200

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

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology is accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Refer to individual courses. -

Course Duration

Standard 4 years full time or equivalent. Maximum 10 years.

Honours

Refer to individual courses.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Alternative exit award Diploma of Health Studies: Students may exit early from this course if they have passed 24 credit points that meet the following requirements: a. At least 12 credit points must be at Level 1/B; b. At least 12 credit points must have been completed at University of Canberra; and c. At least 12 credit points must be from units in any of the health disciplines. Alternative exit award Associate Degree of Health Studies: Students may exit early from this course if they have passed 48 credit points that meet the following requirements: a. At least 12 credit points must be at Level 1/B and 12 credit points at Level 2/I; b. At least 24 credit points must have been completed at University of Canberra; and c. At least 24 credit points must be from units in any of the health disciplines.

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