Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Federation University

Become a sports scientist. Work in sports performance. Promote healthy living to communities. Help injured people through rehabilitation. With your degree at Federation University, your learning will be hands-on using our new Sport and Recreation Center and placements in the industry. In addition to the core subjects, you'll also specialize in your choice of exercise rehabilitation, health or teaching. Not only will you learn how to plan, implement and evaluate programs for athletes, but also for the general population. Our students love the amount of practical hours in this degree, where you are out in the industry learning from professionals. We also support you to get work experience throughout your degree to put your skills into action. Your subjects include health studies, injury prevention and motor control. When you graduate, you can apply for registration with Exercise and Sport Science Australia and other relevant sports organisations. You may even join our other graduates who've worked at Tennis Australia, Hockey Victoria and the Australian Football League. Or you may decide to continue your studies in exercise rehabilitation and exercise physiology with a Graduate Diploma of Clinical Exercise Physiology - or into teaching with a Master of Teaching.

Course Fee:


International: $91,800

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 - Prerequisites Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Maths: General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 20 Units 3 and 4 English (any); ATAR. Non Year 12 - Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the Federation University Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST); Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher; applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

Structure:

This program consists of 360 credit points. Students will undertake a mix of theoretical and practical courses, consisting of four 15-credit point courses per semester. Students will complete 21 core courses and 3 specialisation elective courses.

Subjects you can Study:

Anatomy; Biomechanics; Exercise physiology; Exercise prescription; Fitness; Health promotion; Health studies; Injury prevention; Motor learning and control; Movement instruction; Nutrition; Psychology-sports; Sport and recreation activities; Sport science

Study Pathways:

Credit will be considered if students have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications. High performing graduates may undertake a Graduate Diploma of Clinical Exercise Physiology, a Master of Strength and Conditioning or a further year of study to obtain an Honours qualification.

Further information:

All applicants (year 12 and non-year 12) applying through VTAC are strongly encouraged to complete and submit an Personal Statement, available through VTAC. A minimum of 250 hours of industry placement in a variety of areas and organisations. These placements can be undertaken on an ongoing part-time basis or as full-time block placements over 2-3 weeks. Throughout the three years you will be encouraged and expected to undertake professional practice in a variety of areas and organisations to enable you to identify and develop the appropriate skills and competencies required to work in the different areas of the exercise and sports science industry. Further information: study.federation.edu.au

Recognition:

Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER); Australian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN); Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA); Physical Activity Australia (PAA); Sports Medicine Australia (SMA). Upon graduating students may be eligible for full membership with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) and Level 1 Accreditations with other relevant sports organisations.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Full time 3 years
Gippsland (Churchill) No info Yes Full time 3 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Part time 6 years
Gippsland (Churchill) No info Yes 3 years

Federation University Australia (FedUni) is one of the country’s leading universities, with an enviable reputation for teaching excellence and graduate employment rates.

Headquartered in regional Victoria, with campuses in Ballarat, Gippsland, the Wimmera and Berwick in Melbourne, FedUni’s standing is based on nearly 150 years of education delivery.

A new Berwick Campus caters for the growing south-east Melbourne area, while a new Brisbane Campus and student support centre in Malaysia cater to the international student market.

FedUni embraces the freedom and dynamism that come from being a progressive university with close links to industry, business, communities and technology.

It is also recognised as a welcoming and friendly university, with students drawn from regional centres and metropolitan cities as well as from overseas.

Known for its supportive, inclusive environment, FedUni offers affordable study options (including online), learning assistance to help you stay at uni, small class sizes, friendly staff and accessible academic support. We are also one of few universities that offer free on-campus parking for students.

Our students have the opportunity to stay on campus with a range of residential options. The university places great emphasis on the quality of its teaching and learning, the student experience, and importantly, employability once you have graduated.

As a dual-sector university, we deliver a range of programs through higher education and TAFE, and have the ability to find the right pathway for your success.

Facilities such as the Nanya Environmental Research Station in western New South Wales and the Manufacturing and Industry Skills Centre in central Ballarat anchor the range of programs that FedUni delivers.

The university’s Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) is recognised as Australia’s premier sports injury prevention research centre. It is one of only four such centres worldwide to be selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a member of the IOC Medical Research Network.

FedUni also hosts Australia’s largest regional technology park — accommodating more than 30 companies, including its signature tenant, IBM — where FedUni IT students are engaged in the ‘earn as you learn’ program, earning a wage as part of their studies.

The University’s Arts Academy in Ballarat and the Gippsland Centre for Art and Design are a major provider of performing arts, music theatre and art programs.

The University is constantly adding to its list of programs and courses across its faculties and campuses, with criminology, outdoor environmental education and the nation’s first nature pedagogy course among more recent offerings.

The University’s Gippsland campus offers a range of exciting programs. An easy drive from Melbourne and located within easy walking distance of the town of Churchill, it offers the benefits of a regional lifestyle with city access.

Our Wimmera campus also provides a wide range of programs for students throughout Horsham, Ararat, Stawell and western Victoria.

Other features of our campuses include art galleries, an indoor swimming pool and gym, a golf course and childcare facilities. 

Contact

 

www.federation.edu.au 
info@federation.edu.au 
1800 FED UNI

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