Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The course has been developed through industry consultation to provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in exercise and sport science. You will gain an understanding of exercise and sport science in the core areas of physical activity and health, exercise physiology, biomechanics, skill acquisition, nutrition, strength and conditioning, performance analyses, psychosocial aspects of physical activity, and exercise prescription and programming. Class sizes are small allowing increased interaction with staff and a 'hands on' learning experience. You'll undertake professional placement in your second and third years, providing you with industry experience and preparing you for work in the exercise and sport science industry. Upon graduation you may choose to work or pursue further study in exercise physiology, sport science, community health, sports administration and research.
- Year 1-You'll undertake foundation courses in: human structure and function
- psychology and physiology. You'll be introduced to the broad field of exercise science including: adapted physical activity
- growth and development
- health-related physical activity
- exercise physiology Year 2-You'll extend your knowledge in physiology and exercise physiology and undertake studies in: biomechanics
- injury prevention and exercise rehabilitation
- resistance training
- motor control and nutrition Year 3-You'll advance your knowledge of: performance analysis, motor learning, exercise prescription, health and physical activity, exercise and nutrition. A placement in the second and third year of the program will provide industry experience and prepare you for work within the field of exercise and sport science.
- Anatomy, Biomechanics, Exercise physiology, Exercise prescription, Exercise psychology, Health and physical activity, Kinesiology, Motor control and learning, Sport science.
Standard entry requirements
Units 3 and 4-a study score of at least 20 in one of Physical Education, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematical Methods (any), Specialist Mathematics or Physics and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL).
The program is accredited with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) at the exercise science level, and graduates are eligible for membership with ESSA. ESSA is a professional organisation committed to establishing, promoting and supporting the career paths of tertiary-trained exercise and sport science practitioners. Graduates from ESSA-accredited exercise science courses may apply for postgraduate study in National University Course Accreditation Program (NUCAP)-courses that will enable them to become accredited exercise physiologists through ESSA.
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The type of careers this qualification leads to may include exercise physiology, sport science, community health, sports administration and research.