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Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science - 274JA

Course Code: 274JA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science
CRICOS Code: 081005B
Selection Rank: ATAR TBC
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Become a high scorer in the science of sport 

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science degree explores the complexity of human movement and strategies to assist athletes in reaching their full potential. 

Over three years, you will cover everything from human anatomy and physiology to developing comprehensive skills in areas such as biomechanics and sport analytics with the option to apply for membership with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) and intern with NRL, Super Rugby, W-League and WNBL teams while you study. 

Studying on the Bruce campus, this is your opportunity to develop a career with access to the $16 million Sporting Commons in the company of Australia's leading elite sports teams based on campus. 

Study the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science at UC and you will: 

  • be academically prepared for a career in sporting achievement
  • grasp the range of sport sciences like physiology, biomechanics, motor control and psychology
  • gain knowledge in the theory and practice of coaching. 

Career Opportunities 

  • Qualification at this level can take you to national and international sporting contests in all arenas of professional contest such as coach, sport director, or as a sport and exercise scientist.
  • You can guide the future and support the present as sport development officers for government bodies and across urban and regional localities. 

Other Opportunities: 

  • Graduates can continue their studies into related masters programs in Sport Science, Exercise Physiology and Physiotherapy.
  • At completion of the degree, graduates can be eligible for membership of Exercise and Sport Science Australia.

The University of Canberra is committed to building a strong and sustainable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sporting industry. 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 are 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 Sport and Exercise Science B Sp&ExSc

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.

New course version for students commencing Semester 1, 2015

Professional Accreditation

At the completion of the Sport and Exercise Science degree, graduates may submit an application for exercise science membership of Exercise and Sport Science Australia. A number of industry qualifications are also available to students on completion of appropriate units.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Academic training for employment in the coalface delivery of sport 1. Communication (a-e)
2. Information literacy and numeracy
3. Information and communication technology
4. Problem solving (a-e)
5. Working with others (a-f)
6. Effective workplace skills (a-c)
7. Professional ethics (a-b)
8. Social responsibility (a-d)
9. Life long learning (a-d)
10. Personal attributes (a-e)
Academic training for academic pathways into masters programs 1. Communication (a-e)
2. Information literacy and numeracy
3. Information and communication technology
4. Problem solving (a-e)
5. Working with others (a-f)
7. Professional ethics (a-b)
8. Social responsibility (a-d)
9. Life long learning (a-d)
10. Personal attributes (a-e)
Students may be eligible to apply for Exercise Science membership with Exercise Sport Science Australia (ESSA). (Please note UC will apply for course accreditation with ESSA in 2014). 1. Communication (a-e)
2. Information literacy and numeracy
3. Information and communication technology
4. Problem solving (a-e)
5. Working with others (a-f)
6. Effective workplace skills (a-c)
7. Professional ethics (a-b)
8. Social responsibility (a-d)
9. Life long learning (a-d)
10. Personal attributes (a-e)

Course Duration

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

Honours

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

Offerings

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

Enrolment Numbers

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