Bachelor of Applied Science - Exercise Physiology

University of Sydney

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00026A

Clinical exercise physiologists work in a broad range of areas across the healthcare sector. Students will be trained in the assessment of physical and functional capacity, the identification of risks and the design of targeted, functional and sustainable exercise programs. As a graduate students will have the knowledge, competency and clinical experience required to deliver exercise strategies for the prevention and management of chronic disease, including treatment of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, depression, cancer and arthritis.

Structure

192 credit points

Subjects

  • Exercise physiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Clinical exercise practice
  • Ergonomics
  • Exercise physiology
  • Functional anatomy
  • Motor control and behaviour

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: Chemistry, Mathematics

Recognition

Professional recognition: Accredited at the level of exercise science and exercise physiology by the National University Course Accreditation Program of Exercise and Sports Science Australia. Accredited exercise physiologists can provide exercise services under Medicare, WorkCover, private health insurance funds and the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Study pathways

There is a pathway into Exercise Physiology via the Bachelor of Health Sciences.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Camperdown/Darlington
  • ATAR: 92
No No information available

Further information

Practical experience: A minimum of 500 hours of integrated practical and clinical experience with a range of clients and settings, including gymnasiums, hospitals and on-site clinics. Placements may occur in holiday periods. At least one placement may take place outside of Sydney. Students will be responsible for additional costs, including accommodation and travel. Career opportunities: Examples include clinical exercise physiologist in health sectors including cardiac rehabilitation, healthy ageing, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, long-term rehabilitation following spinal cord injury, occupational rehabilitation.

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