Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)
The course is designed to equip graduates as allied health professionals who use exercise as an intervention to improve health and fitness, enhance physical performance and prevent and rehabilitate injury in both healthy (including athletes) and physically challenged (such as the aged and injured) populations. A feature of the course is an industry placement unit in which students have the opportunity to put their skills into practice and learn new skills in a workplace setting.
The standard course consists of 2 common, 16 core and 6 elective units. A feature of the course is an industry placement unit in which students have the opportunity to put their skills into practice and learn new skills in a workplace setting. The physiotherapy stream consists of 2 common, 19 core and 3 elective units, with 3 core units provided by Flinders University in external mode which students take through cross-institutional enrolment. This course is available externally by distance learning however will require on-campus (Casuarina) attendance of residential practical classes for some core third year units during mid-semester breaks.
- Exercise and sports science
Standard entry requirements
- NTCET or equivalent (Year 12) and an ATAR of 60 or higher
- Or Certificate IV or above
- Or STAT score of 135 or greater
- Or submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience
- Or 6 months of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma
- Or completion of 40 credit points in the Preparation for Tertiary Study Program (ZTEP01), the Preparation for Tertiary Success (ZPTS11 or ZPTS21), or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
Students are currently eligible for the following professional associations based on membership criteria and can apply as individual members; Australian Council for Health Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER), Sports Medicine Australia (SMA), European College of Sports Science (ECSS) and Exercise Sport Science Australia (ESSA). Graduates seeking Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) registration should refer to the different requirements of the ESSA membership categories.
The Bachelor of Science (Honours) is available to eligible candidates with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science. Students will be able to choose specialist elective units from Flinders University or other Australian Universities if they wish to apply for a Master of Physiotherapy qualification.
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