Bachelor of Exercise Science / Bachelor of Business Administration

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This dual degree program combines core curricula from Exercise Science and Business Administration. The Bachelor of Exercise Science core content provides an extensive knowledge base of how the human body works, from a psychological, anatomical, physiological, motor control and biomechanical perspective, with a specific focus on the role of exercise in health, well-being and performance. The Bachelor of Business Administration prepares students for a career in business management. Through a broad range of business subjects students develop understanding of business management and how organisations work. Students gain knowledge in all areas of business management including: accounting, commercial law, finance, marketing, human resource management and business information systems. Students will learn how to grow a business through an understanding of markets and application of business marketing. This dual degree will broaden graduates' career options as they combine skills and knowledge in exercise science with a comprehensive business background.

Course Fee:


International: $104,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. NSW Recommended Studies: English (Standard) Band 3, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE), Mathematics (any) plus one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics; QLD Prerequisites: English (4, SA), QLD Recommended studies: One of Health, Physical Education, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Science 21; VIC Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

Structure:

320 credit points. Students are required to complete 140 hours of volunteer experience within a community-based organisation during the third and fourth year of the course. Partner organisations are selected in view of how they engage communities within organised, professional frameworks. This volunteer experience can be undertaken either as a block or distributed over the course of the final two years, dependent on negotiation with the host organisation.

Subjects you can Study:

Business administration; Exercise science

Study Pathways:

The Bachelor of Exercise and Health Science (Honours) and the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (Honours) programs are available as an additional year to meritorious students, with a grade point average of 5.75, who wish to undertake an independent research project.

Further information:

Career options for graduates include: working in one-on-one positions and working with groups - for example in recreation or sporting clubs; physical activity planning for young people or the elderly; corporate health and fitness; family and community services; the health and fitness industry; government agencies; state sporting associations; rehabilitation clinics; and personal training.

Recognition:

Graduates will be eligible for membership with The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 8 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 8 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 4 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Part time 8 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Full time 4 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 4 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Is the information on this page correct? Request update

Request Information
Enquire about this course

Related courses
NSW
VIC
QLD
WA
TAS
ACT
SA
NT