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Bachelor of Science in Psychology/ Bachelor of Health Science (Human Movement) - SCHL01

Course Code: SCHL01
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Psychology
Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science
UAC Code: 365166
CRICOS Code: 099027D
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Unlock yours and our top athletes’ potential

Combine the clinical psychological insights of an accredited psychology degree with the scientific health and human movement studies behind elite sports with UC’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Bachelor of Health Science (Human Movement) double degree.

You’ll develop a unique blend of skills from our expert teachers, including the delivery of clinically focused personalised support and the methods and applications used in the science of human movement – all while gaining a clear and critical understanding of psychology theories and research methods that can help you pursue a career as a professional psychologist.

If you’re interested in health and how the mind and body interact and looking for hands-on work opportunities that will equip you to maximise athletic performance at the elite level, look no further. Register for this course today. 

Combine a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Health Science (Human Movement) at UC and you will:

  • build your knowledge of the scientific basis and core topics of the discipline of psychology, including in the areas of psychopathology, cognition and perception
  • master the research methods used by psychologists and learn how to apply these to the design and conduct of scientific studies and analyse and interpret results and write clinical reports
  • enhance your ability to apply your knowledge in a critical way to problems related to human behaviour and mental processes
  • distinguish scientific evidence
  • be ready to maximise athletic performances at the elite level
  • develop the skills to become a sport psychologist
  • gain strong knowledge of the theory and practice of coaching.
  • increase your understanding and application of the values and professional ethics in sports development and psychological research along with those of related professional contexts.

Career opportunities

A UC Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Bachelor of Health Science (Human Movement) degree opens doors in a range of sectors in the cutting-edge world of sports psychology and the education and health sectors, including:
  • clinical psychology
  • exercise physiology
  • sports administration
  • biomechanics
  • policy development
  • program co-ordination and welfare
  • coaching
  • rehabilitation
  • training and fitness instruction
  • aged care
  • research
  • health and physical education.

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

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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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

Placement Requirements

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Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Science in Psychology BSc Psych
Bachelor of Health Science (Human Movement) B HthScience (HumanMovement)

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Health Science (Human Movement) Bachelor of Science in Psychology 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

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Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
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Course Duration

Standard 4 years full time or equivalent. Maximum 10 years.

Honours

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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. For details of individual courses, please see the separate entries for each course on the UC website.

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