Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science)

General

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Program Description

Prepares students for a variety of professional roles in the private, corporate and government sectors where high levels of competence are required in the area of exercise and sports science.

Students will be able to specialise in the design, implementation and evaluation of programmes targeted at improving general health and well-being, the prevention of chronic disease and the enhancement of sports and exercise performance.

Course Entry

Academic Admission requirements (Band 3)

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • University Preparation Course;*
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test; or*
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.*

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

For international students, requirements include your secondary school results.

English Language requirements (Band 3)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test;*
  • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
  • Other tests, courses or programmes defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

Course Details

Semester availability

  • Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup
  • Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Students are required to complete 24 Units consisting of 15 Core units plus 1 Core Option Unit plus an 8- unit Major or a 6- unit minor plus 2 Recommended Electives or 8 Recommended Elective (which can consist of an 8 unit stream).

Year 1 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MHS1101 Anatomy and Physiology 1 15
SPS1530 Lifespan Growth and Development 15
NUT1121 Human Nutrition 15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective 1 x unit from Major, Minor or Recommended Elective 15

Year 1 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPS1111 Foundations of Fitness and Training 15
SPS1502 Biomechanics 15
MHS1102 Anatomy and Physiology 2 15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective 1 x unit from Major, Minor or Recommended Elective 15

Year 2 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPS1217 Functional Anatomy 15
SPS2203 Principles and Practices of Resistance Training 15
SPS2505 Exercise Physiology 15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective 1 x unit from Major, Minor or Recommended Elective 15

Year 2 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MAT2107 Statistical Research Methods 15
SPS2524 Exercise Delivery 15
SPS2516 Motor Learning and Control 15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective 1 x unit from Major, Minor or Recommended Elective 15

Year 3 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPS2622 Psychology of Sport, Exercise and Health 15
SPS3112 Exercise and Sports Science Practicum 15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective 2 x units from Major, Minor or Recommended Elective 30

Year 3 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPS3111 Physical Activity and Health 15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective 2 x units from Major, Minor or Recommended Elective 30
Plus one Core Option Unit from:
SPS3516 ^ Advanced Motor Learning and Control 15
SPS3502 ^ Advanced Biomechanics 15
SPS3505 ^ Advanced Exercise Physiology 15
SPS3105 ^ Advanced Resistance Training 15
SPS3601 ^ Advanced Social Psychology of Exercise and Sport 15

Recommended Electives

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPS1750 Coaching Science 1 15
SPS1755 Coaching Science 2 15
SPS2750 Coaching Science 3 15
SPS3750 Coaching Science 4 15
SPS3755 Coaching Science 5 15
SPS1210 Performance Analysis and Player Monitoring in Sport 15
SPS2615 Sports Injury Prevention and Management 15
SPS3105 Advanced Resistance Training 15
SPS3604 Human Movement - Participation and Inclusion 15
SPS3530 Principles and Practices of Coaching 15
SPS3516 Advanced Motor Learning and Control 15
SPS3502 Advanced Biomechanics 15
SPS3505 Advanced Exercise Physiology 15
SPS3601 Advanced Social Psychology of Exercise and Sport 15
SPS2301 Exercise Rehabilitation 15
HST1120 Introduction to Health Promotion 15
SCP1134 Foundations of Physics 15
SCH1104 Introduction to Pathophysiology 15
SCH1105 Introduction to Pharmacology 15
SPS3120 Psycho-social Aspects in Physical Activity and Chronic Disease 15
SPS3121 Professional Skills in Clinical Exercise Physiology 15
NUT3215 Exercise Nutrition 15
SCC1226 Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 15
NUT2211 Metabolic Biochemistry 15
NUT2220 Nutritional Assessment 15
NUT3215 Exercise Nutrition 15
SCH2232 Medical Biochemistry 15
Select one unit from:
SCC1123 Chemistry for the Life Sciences 15
SCC1111 General Chemistry 15

Students may choose to complete units from the following Streams: - Coaching Science: - Physical Education (Health as a second teaching area); - Physical Education (Science as a second teaching area); - Clinical Exercise Physiology; or - Dietetics. Please refer to course planners for details on units required for each Stream.

^ Core Option

Majors you can study in this course

  • Football Performance
  • Health Promotion
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Sport Business

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of exercise and sport science theoretical and practical situations.
  • Communicate exercise and sport science knowledge, concepts and skills to diverse population groups.
  • Demonstrate a global outlook in exercise and sport science situations, showing sensitivity for diversity, including Aboriginal cultural competence.
  • Demonstrate appropriate social and ethical values by working cooperatively and collaboratively in exercise and sports science settings.
  • Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and initiative for own learning and professional practice.
  • Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate solutions in exercise and sport science contexts.
  • Think critically to analyse, interpret and solve complex exercise and sport science situations.
  • Use digital technologies and literacies to assess, evaluate and synthesise information from multiple sources.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)

Career Opportunities

Graduates have successful careers in speciality areas such as exercise rehabilitation, sports administration, teaching, sports coaching, exercise science, strength and conditioning, corporate fitness, workplace health, sports development and sports performance analysis.

Possible future job titles

Exercise Scientist, Exercise Physiologist, Biomechanist, Personal Trainer, Sports Coach, Sports & Exercise Scientist, Researcher, Strength & Conditioning Coach, Sports Medicine Trainer, Exercise Rehabilitation Coach.

Last updated May 2020

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