Bachelor of Exercise Science

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Passionate about physical health? Make it your career. Exercise is crucial to maintaining our health and reducing the risk of developing diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. With COVID-19 forcing more people to work from home, there's an even greater need for professional exercise guidance and training. Jobs such as fitness instructors, exercise physiologists and health promotion officers are predicted to see strong future growth. Turn your passion for physical health into a rewarding career with La Trobe's Bachelor of Exercise Science. Understand the scientific foundations of human movement and fitness, then use your knowledge to help individuals reach peak health and performance. Work with real athletes and teams - from recreational to elite - through our extensive network of sports partners.

Structure

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Exercise Science, students must complete 360 credit points consisting of: 345 core credit points 15 elective credit points

Subjects

  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Exercise Fitness and Health
  • Foundations of Professional Communication
  • Human Biosciences A
  • Human Biosciences B
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Research and Evidence in Practice
  • Rural Community Engagement
  • Understanding Health and Wellbeing
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education

Standard entry requirements

  • Recent secondary education - VTAC prerequisite: Year 12 English prerequisite (20) - Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
  • Recent secondary education - VTAC prerequisite: Year 12 subject prerequisite - Other - Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any one of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.
  • Non Year 12 - Vocational Education & Training: VET prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Subject proficiency: Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to stated Year 12 prerequisites.
  • Non Year 12 - Higher Education study: HE prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Subject proficiency: Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to stated Year 12 prerequisites.
  • International: IELTS - 6.5 < 6.0 (PG minimum) - 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website: latrobe.edu.au/courses

Recognition

The Bachelor of Exercise Science on the Bendigo campus is accredited at the level of exercise science by Exercise and Sports Science, Australia (ESSA).Graduates of the Bachelor of Exercise Science may apply for membership with ESSA. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details. Students of the Bachelor of Exercise Science on the Bendigo campus may be eligible to apply for registration with Fitness Australia (AUSactive) as a Personal trainer or Gym Instructor upon completion of Level two of the course . Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Study pathways

The degree is a pathway to the Master of Exercise Physiology and Master of Physiotherapy Practice.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Bendigo International: $114,000
  • ATAR: 47.6
No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Bendigo.

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Sep 30 2022

Further information

Students complete 140 hours of exercise-related placement, and may need to obtain a Working with Children Check and Police Check beforehand. Graduates from this course are given first preference for the following programs: Master of Clinical Audiology, Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics, Master of Dietetic Practice, Master of Exercise Physiology, Master of Health Information Management, Master of Occupational Therapy Practice, Master of Orthoptics, Master of Podiatric Practice, Master of Physiotherapy Practice, Master of Social Work and Master of Speech Pathology. This is a competitive process and graduates will be eligible to apply on the basis of minimum requirements and relevant prerequisites, as indicated.

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