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Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation - 266JA

Course Code: 266JA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science
CRICOS Code: 078923A
Selection Rank: 81.85
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 6.0 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.

A rewarding career in healthcare 

Want to help people recover from injuries, improve their mobility, reduce their risk of chronic disease and improve their quality of life through exericse? 

Our Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation is your perfect pathway to a career as a valuable healthcare professional. 

Study our Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation and you will: 

  • have a deeper understanding of the human body
  • 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
  • master assessment, intervention, therapeutic and educational tools
  • understand duty of care and professional ethics
  • refine your communication skills
  • be able to confidently critique and apply evidence from scientific research to health care practices and services. 

Career opportunities 

With this degree you will be ready to work as an exercise physiologist in the public and private health sectors and as part of a rehabilitation team. 

Important to know 

  • You will need to do an appropriate police check prior to clinical placement which is a compulsory component of this degree
  • There are non-standard English language requirements for this course.
  • There is also assumed knowledge for this degree.

The University of Canberra is committed to building a strong and sustainable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce. If you are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person looking to study this course, please contact Rachel Harrigan, Faculty of Health General Manager, (02) 6201 2608.

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

Police checks and working with vulnerable people clearance is required.

Assumed Knowledge

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

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 Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation B ExPhysiol&Rehab

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

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

This version of the course only applies to students who started prior to 2016. Students commencing in 2016 need to go to the 'Information for Current Students' section below and click on the version starting 01/01/2016.

Professional Accreditation

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 Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Knowledge of the structure and function of the human body relevant to the scope of practice of clinical exercise physiology Analysis and enquiry
Knowledge of degenerative changes and disease states potentially affecting the human body relevant to the scope of practice of clinical exercise physiology Analysis and enquiry
Problem solving
Knowledge, skill, understanding and application of the assessment, intervention, therapeutic and educational tools relevant to the scope of practice of clinical exercise physiology Analysis and enquiry
Working independently and with others
Communication
Problem solving
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 Professionalism and social responsibility
Working independently and with others
Communication
Communication skills in listening, speaking, explaining, teaching, writing and reading relevant to medical and clinical exercise physiology scope of practice Working independently and with others
Communication
Ability to read, critique, evaluate and apply evidence from research and science into practices of health care and health services Analysis and enquiry
Problem solving
Attributes: critical thinking, reflective practice, thriving in an environment of change

Course Duration

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

Honours

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

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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