Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Help people reach peak performance. A career in sport and exercise science is more than coaching, matches and athletes. It's a dynamic and exhilarating field that uses data and scientific principles and techniques to help people build strength, regain movement, prevent injuries and perform at their peak. With Australia's ageing population and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle, we need sport and exercise science professionals more than ever before. La Trobe's Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science gives you the scientific knowledge and practical skills to improve health and wellbeing. You'll gain a detailed understanding of the science behind training. Explore the strengths and limitations of the human body while building strong foundations in physiology, anatomy and biomechanics.
To attain the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, students are required to complete 360 credit points in total consisting of: 345 credit points of core studies 15 credit points of elective studies.
- First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
- Foundations of Exercise Programming
- Foundations of Sport and Exercise Science
- General Principles of Sport Coaching
- Human Biosciences A
- Human Biosciences B
- Human Growth and Development
- Physical Activity and Health
- Research and Evidence in Practice
- Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 Applicants: VCE units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL
- And a study score of at least 20 in two of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics. Non-Year 12 Applicants: Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to stated Year 12 prerequisites. Selection may be based on ATAR, VTAC Personal History online, GPA, or STAT Multiple Choice.
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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 Tuesday, Dec 7 2021
Students will be required to attend supervised professional placements at locations external to the University's Melbourne campus. Students will undertake 140 hours of professional fieldwork placements in the second and third years of their degree in line with ESSA accreditation standards. Students will be supervised by accredited sports and exercise scientists. Students will complete both written assignments and professional reflective journals as part of their assessment of their professional fieldwork placements.