Bachelor of Exercise Science / Bachelor of Business Administration

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This dual degree program combines core curricula from Exercise Science and Business Administration. The Bachelor of Exercise Science core content provides an extensive knowledge base of how the human body works, from a psychological, anatomical, physiological, motor control and biomechanical perspective, with a specific focus on the role of exercise in health, well-being and performance. The Bachelor of Business Administration prepares students for a career in business management. Through a broad range of business subjects students develop understanding of business management and how organisations work. Students gain knowledge in all areas of business management including: accounting, commercial law, finance, marketing, human resource management and business information systems. Students will learn how to grow a business through an understanding of markets and application of business marketing. This dual degree will broaden graduates' career options as they combine skills and knowledge in exercise science with a comprehensive business background.

Course Fee:

Australian: $35,620
International: $100,992

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. NSW Recommended Studies: English (Standard) Band 3, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE), Mathematics (any) plus one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics; QLD Prerequisites: English (4, SA), QLD Recommended studies: One of Health, Physical Education, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Science 21; VIC Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

Structure:

320 credit points. Students are required to complete 140 hours of volunteer experience within a community-based organisation during the third and fourth year of the course. Partner organisations are selected in view of how they engage communities within organised, professional frameworks. This volunteer experience can be undertaken either as a block or distributed over the course of the final two years, dependent on negotiation with the host organisation.

Subjects you can Study:

Business administration; Exercise science

Study Pathways:

The Bachelor of Exercise and Health Science (Honours) and the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (Honours) programs are available as an additional year to meritorious students, with a grade point average of 5.75, who wish to undertake an independent research project.

Further information:

Career options for graduates include: working in one-on-one positions and working with groups - for example in recreation or sporting clubs; physical activity planning for young people or the elderly; corporate health and fitness; family and community services; the health and fitness industry; government agencies; state sporting associations; rehabilitation clinics; and personal training.

Recognition:

Graduates will be eligible for membership with The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne (St Patrick's) 59.35 No Full time 4 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) 59.35 No Part time 8 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 4 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 8 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Full time 4 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Part time 8 years

The world is our campus

We’re a publicly-funded university which has grown rapidly over the past few years. The world is our campus, and we put our students and staff at the centre of a vibrant global network of scholars, partnerships and opportunities. ACU has seven campuses around Australia – in Brisbane, North Sydney, Strathfield, Canberra, Ballarat, Melbourne and Adelaide – and we’ve recently opened a campus in Rome, Italy. With us, you’ll have the chance to study overseas with one of more than 200 partner institutions around the world.

Engaged with industry and society

We’re closely integrated into our communities and industries, working with them to answer the big questions, and to create tangible results. From hospitals, to schools and any number of far-flung places, our students and staff have always rolled up their sleeves to be fully engaged in the real world. 

All our students enjoy extensive opportunities for practical placements, and community engagement is a core part of their university experience. You could find yourself teaching children in Vanuatu, assisting in a community organisation in Cambodia, working with a welfare agency in Florence, or helping to develop youth soccer teams in East Timor. When they graduate, our students are ready to work, and the employment rate of our bachelor degree graduates is consistently higher than the national average.*

We see the whole person

You are welcome at ACU irrespective of your socio-cultural background, religious beliefs or aspirations. We’re inclusive and supportive of everyone, every day. With us, you’ll be valued and encouraged to thrive to the full extent of your potential. From academic skills to career and counselling services, we have a range of support services to help you succeed. We also offer nearly 400 scholarships, which

recognise academic achievement, community participation, and help out students from a range of backgrounds. 

Education with a bigger purpose

ACU offers programs in allied health, arts, business and commerce, education and teaching, exercise science, health, law, nursing and midwifery, paramedicine, philosophy, psychology and counselling, science, social work, and theology.

Along with significant student growth in recent years, we’ve begun to compete more intensely through our research output. ACU research programs tackle enduring and pressing issues in society, in Australia, and around the world.

At ACU, it’s education, but with a bigger purpose.

 

*Beyond Graduate Survey 2015, 2014 and 2013, conducted by Graduate Careers Australia as part of the Australian Graduate Survey.

 

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