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Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation - 266JA

Course Code: 266JA
Course Version: 5
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science
UAC Code: 365113
CRICOS Code: 078923A
Lowest Selection Rank: 82
English Language Requirements: There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an overall IELTS Academic score (or equivalent) of 7.0, with no band score below 7.0. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Heal the world, make it a better place

Explore the complexities of human movement; develop a broad understanding of the human body and learn how to help those who are injured or physically impaired get their lives back on track - with the Bachelor of Exercise and Physiology and Rehabilitation.

In this 4-year, full time course, you will gain valuable knowledge and understanding of a variety of health and medical issues afflicting patients across a diverse range of age groups and demographics.

You’ll also develop in-depth clinical and analytical skills and explore beyond the physical to discover how exercise as a medicine positively affects the mental and emotional recovery of each patient.

During your time at UC, you’ll also undertake regular Work Integrated Learning (WIL), in the form of professional internships where you will gain valuable experience by using your skills and knowledge in real-life situations.

Throughout this course, you’ll also be regularly visited by industry specialists and leaders offering excellent opportunities to network and expand your industry contacts.

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

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

  • gain a deeper understanding of the human body
  • be able to 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
  • have the qualifications to be recognised and accepted as an allied health professional
  • be recognised as an allied health professional
  • open the door for further studies including, honours, masters and Doctorate

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. Over the 4 years of this course you’ll undertake a total of 500 hours of actual placement in hospitals and health clinics both locally and/or nationally.

There is also scope for international study/work placements in countries such as Samoa, the UK and USA, all which offer incredible learning experiences and come with study credits that will count towards your degree.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this course will be qualified and ready to work as an exercise physiologist in public and private health sectors including areas such as:

  • Chronic disease
  • Rehabilitation service provider
  • Fitness industry
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Workplace health/corporate health
  • Aged care
  • Education
  • Community health
  • Health promotion
  • Management
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Clinical assessment and screening e.g. cardiac investigations, sleep studies
  • Sports science
  • Mental health
  • Universities
  • Research

Course specific information

Students will need to do an appropriate police check prior to participating WIL placements.

Upon completion of the degree students will be eligible to apply for membership to Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) and accreditation as an exercise physiologist.

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

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

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)

Admission to this course is competitive. Applications will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and the number of available places. To ensure your application is considered, we recommend applying by the 31st October as the first offers will be released in December.
Please be advised that if you submit your application after the advertised closing date, your application may not be considered.

Additional Admission Requirements

For Work Integrated Learning (WIL) students may require:
- Police check
- Working with vulnerable people
- 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 1
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1

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.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $32,500
2020 CSP $33,800

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

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
Recognise and apply duty of care, professional ethics, roles and responsibilities and values relevant to the scope of practice of clinical exercise physiology. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Be self-aware.
Demonstrate knowledge, skill and competency in decision making and the application of physiological assessments, exercise interventions, and educational strategies relevant to the scope of practice of an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills.

UC graduates are global citizens: Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development.
Work individually, collaboratively, ethically and with cultural safety when building professional networks in the health care sector relevant to the scope of practice of an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. UC graduates are professional: Communicate effectively; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession;
adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Be self-aware; and adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Read, critique, evaluate, integrate and translate research within the scope of practice as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; and use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.
Apply theoretical and practical knowledge of the structure and function of the human body relevant to the scope of practice of an Accredited Exercise Physiology. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; and use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.

UC graduates are global citizens: Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Apply theoretical and practical knowledge of degenerative changes and disease states affecting the human body relevant to the scope of practice of an Accredited Exercise Physiology. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; and use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.

UC graduates are global citizens: Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Design, apply and evaluate appropriate exercise interventions for improved health or performance outcomes for individuals, groups, and communities. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; and communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.

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)

Alternative exit award Diploma of Health Studies: Students may exit early from the Bachelor 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 the Bachelor 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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