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 Adjusted 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 is a modern, progressive university providing high-quality vocational and higher education across a national and international network of campuses.

With a distinguished history dating back to 1870, we are the third-oldest higher education provider in Australia.

Our aim is to make a real difference to the lives of every student as well as the communities we help build and are proud to be part of.

As a dual-sector university, we deliver a wide range of programs through higher education and TAFE, so you can find the right pathway to career success.

Our campuses are closely connected with local communities — providing more options for work-based learning and graduate employment — further enhancing our university regions.

Join our diverse community of 25,000 students, and gain access to networks across our campuses in Victoria (Ballarat, Berwick, Gippsland and the Wimmera), Brisbane, and with partner providers in Australia, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China and Malaysia.

Our areas of study are categorised into seven broad fields – education, business, engineering, information technology, arts, nursing and health and life sciences. Choose a topic of interest in any field — from primary education, criminal justice, visual arts and accounting to civil engineering, games development, occupational therapy, sports science and psychology.

With such a wide range of options available, you’ll have the ability to explore your passions and shape who you are to influence your future.

Research conducted at Federation University is world-class. Under the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) rankings, we have achieved the highest possible five-out-of-five rating in seven research areas:

  • Nursing
  • Human movement and sports science
  • Environmental sciences
  • Applied mathematics
  • Clinical sciences
  • Civil engineering
  • Environmental science and management

A further 11 research areas are ranked above or equal to world standard.

We host Australia’s largest regional technology park accommodating more than 30 companies, including its signature tenant, IBM. The University’s Tech Park Central, in the heart of Ballarat, enables businesses to have a presence at our School of Mines Ballarat (SMB) campus.

Tech Park Central gives our students access to invaluable workplace experience in global organisations. It also helps foster international research collaborations focused on solving real-world problems and making a difference in people’s lives.

Our students have the opportunity to stay on campus with a range of residential options. Other features of our campuses include cafes, art galleries, an indoor swimming pool and gym, childcare facilities, and range of events and clubs.

At Federation University you can be assured that your program of study will have industry credibility and recognition. Employers highly rate our graduates and we will prepare you well for your chosen career.

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