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Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Bachelor of Sport Coaching and Exercise Science - 156JA

Course Code: 156JA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Psychology
Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science
UAC Code: 365144
CRICOS Code: 071090E
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0


Sport and Exercise Psychology has proven to be a popular area of study in recent times with particular interest being centred on how psychology might enhance athlete performance at the elite level. Many nations now have sport psychologists as part of their sport medicine team at Olympic Games, recognising the importance of their skills in maximising individual performances at the highest possible level.This double degree provides training in both coaching science and psychology and is ideal preparation for a career in sport psychology where professionals require tertiary qualifications in sports science and psychology. The National body that accredits psychology training, the Australian Psychological Society (APS) has formed a College of Sport Psychologists (COSP) as one of its specialisations. This step in some way reflects the interest and standing sports and exercise now have in the profession of psychology. The COSP requires study in both sports science and psychology, with the double degree in Applied Psychology and Sport Coaching and Exercise Science representing an excellent start in the path towards qualification as a sport psychologist. However, it is important to note that students would still have to complete an additional year of study in psychology (at either Graduate Diploma or Honours) to become eligible for accreditation with the APS. The Sport Coaching and Exercise Science qualifications mean that graduates can also expect to find employment in coaching children and adults, developing coaching resources and facilities, and in sport development in Commonwealth and State Government Departments of sport and recreation.Students are able to graduate with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the end of three years.Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) applies to this course.


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Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Science in Psychology BSc Psych
Bachelor of Sport Coaching and Exercise Science B SportCoach&ExerciseSc

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Sport Coaching and Exercise Science Bachelor of Science in Psychology

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Unit Delivery Modes

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

This course closed from end of semester 1, 2014. Please see course 275JA Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.

Professional Accreditation

Graduates are eligible to apply for membership with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA).

Course Duration

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


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  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
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    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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