Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This program provides a pathway to practise as a sports psychologist, following further study in psychology. Students will learn how to apply psychological theories to topics such as motivation, stress and health. They will also study the basic and clinical sciences and learn about the exercise response when working the areas of health, rehabilitation and sport. Exercise Science component: Students will gain the skills and knowledge in the physical, biomedical and psychological sciences that you will need to become an exercise specialist. They will learn the role of exercise in health maintenance and rehabilitation. Students may undertake a professional practice placement, which will give you an opportunity to put your knowledge and skills into practice. Psychological Science component: Students will learn how to apply psychological theories to topics such as thinking and perceiving, motivation, stress, health, criminal activity, and group behaviour. Students will also learn how to evaluate and understand tests that measure intellectual, behavioural and emotional states. They will develop interpersonal and communication skills and learn about the principles of counselling and core areas of psychology. Students will learn how to help people with personal, health, vocational and social difficulties. Students will undertake a professional practice placement to enhance their skills.
370 credit points
- Exercise science
- Psychological science
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent
- VET Award Certificate III
- Prerequisites: English, one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Mathematics
The Australian Psychological Society
Graduates may be eligible to apply for entry to the Graduate Diploma of Exercise Science, subject to meeting the entry requirements.