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Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation - 266JA

Course Code: 266JA
Course Version: 4
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science
UAC Code: 365113
CRICOS Code: 078923A
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 7.0 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.

Introduction

An undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation provides professional preparation for people seeking a career as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist to work as an allied health professional. Students will develop a broad range of technical, analytical and communication skills as well as core clinical competencies that enable them to effectively work with clients across a range of clinical health settings. Students will gain knowledge and skills to utilise exercise and movement in the context of pre-rehabilitation, rehabilitation, prevention and ongoing management of a wide range of injuries, health conditions and chronic diseases, with particular focus on the professional standards for accredited exercise physiologists that emphasise working in areas of musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, metabolic, mental health, cancer, neurological, renal and respiratory conditions. The Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation has been accredited by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA). Upon graduation, students are eligible to apply for accreditation as an Exercise Physiologist, which gives them recognition as an allied health professional in the Australian healthcare system. Graduates can be employed across a wide range of areas, including public and private health sectors, workplace health and injury management, and as part of a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation team.

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

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

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science 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.
      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.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit


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 UC graduates are lifelong learners
Knowledge of degenerative changes and disease states potentially affecting the human body relevant to the scope of practice of clinical exercise physiology UC graduates are lifelong learners
Knowledge, skill, understanding and application of the assessment, intervention, therapeutic and educational tools relevant to the scope of practice of clinical exercise physiology UC graduates are lifelong learners
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 UC graduates are professional
Communication skills in listening, speaking, explaining, teaching, writing and reading relevant to medical and clinical exercise physiology scope of practice UC graduates are global citizens
Ability to read, critique, evaluate and apply evidence from research and science into practices of health care and health services UC graduates are global citizens
UC graduates are professional
UC students are lifelong learners

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).

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

In order for the Diploma of Health Studies to be awarded the student must have: a) completed 24 credit points with at least 12 credit points at Level 1 b) completed a minimum of 12 credit points at UC and c) obtained a minimum of 12 credit points in any of the health disciplines. In order for the Associate Degree in Health Studies to be awarded the student must have: a) completed 48 credit points with at least 12 credit points at Level 1 and 12 credit points at Level 2 b) completed a minimum of 24 credit points at UC and c) obtained a minimum of 24 credit points in any of the health disciplines. Students may exit early with the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science if they have passed 72 credit points and meet the course completion requirements.

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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