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Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science - 275JA

Course Code: 275JA
Course Version: 3
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Psychology
Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science
UAC Code: 365133
CRICOS Code: 081001F
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 exercise 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 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 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.


Prospective International Students
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Current and Commencing Students
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Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

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Information for Current Students

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Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Science in Psychology BSc Psych
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science B Sp&ExSc

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science Bachelor of Science in Psychology Diploma of Health Studies Associate Degree of Health Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Unit Delivery Modes

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Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020 CSP $30,200

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

This course is accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Graduates may be eligible to apply for accreditation as an Accredited Exercise Scientist with Exercise and Sports Science Australia pending professional registration. Graduates may also be eligible to apply for membership with Sports Medicine Australia. A number of industry qualifications are also available to students on completion of appropriate units.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities

Course Duration

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


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  • 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

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