Bachelor of Exercise Science / Master of Exercise Physiology

La Trobe University

This degree gives you a postgraduate qualification that combines the study of human movement with an understanding of how exercise is used for rehabilitation, disease management and injury prevention. You'll gain hands-on experience through at least 500 hours of clinical placement. From an exercise science perspective, you'll investigate motor control, exercise physiology, biomechanics and anatomy. You'll gain an understanding of how to modify health behaviours in the community and how exercise programs can be used to optimise performance. You'll learn how to work with groups such as the elderly, people with disabilities and athletes undergoing rehabilitation. You'll explore how exercise is used to promote health and well-being, including the preventative and rehabilitative benefits of exercise for those with chronic illnesses or serious injuries. Clinical placements will teach you to develop and implement exercise, lifestyle and behavioural programs for people of all ages. This gives you with the clinical skills and confidence to make a genuine difference to the quality of people's lives. The course structure lets you complete the required subjects for this 4.5 year degree in only four years.

Course Fee:


International: $158,400

Entry Requirements:

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in two of Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Structure:

In first year, students undertake six common subjects with students from other health sciences courses, focusing on basic human biosciences and factors influencing health, and develop an understanding of the roles of health professionals in the health and welfare sectors. The second and third years provide core subjects in biological, mechanical, sociological and behavioural bases of exercise and sport science. In the final year, students develop strong clinical and professional skills to use exercise to improve health and rehabilitate individuals after injury or disease.

Subjects you can Study:

Health Sciences; Human Movement; Human Physiology and Anatomy.

Further information:

This course has a clinical component. Students can study this course through La Trobe's Regional Reward. This course has limited opportunities for entry with advanced standing. Applicants may apply for entry including previous tertiary study, but offers may not include advanced standing for all previous subjects.

Recognition:

The Bachelor of Exercise Science and Master of Exercise Physiology is accredited at the levels of exercise science and exercise physiology by Exercise and Sports Science, Australia (ESSA). Graduates of the Bachelor of Exercise Science and Master of Exercise Physiology may apply for membership with ESSA. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Related Careers:

Exercise Scientist, Psychologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bendigo No info No Full time 4.5 years
La Trobe University, believes that higher education has the power to transform people and societies. Their goal is to make a difference to their students, staff, and the communities they serve.

In 2016, La Trobe was ranked in the QS Top 50 Under 50 for the first time, and 56 in the 2017 Times Higher Education 200 Under 50 Rankings. They are also in the world's top 400 universities in all three major ranking agencies: QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.

La Trobe's research is focused on resolving some of the greatest challenges of our time. Researchers in facilities like the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science and the Centre for Agribioscience are driving new ways to fight disease, and tackle climate change, drought and other threats to Australian agriculture.

Work placements are an important part of La Trobe's courses and students find work experience with organisations like CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, PwC and the University's partner hospitals. Students also receive hands-on training in facilities including a TV studio, an archaeological dig simulation site, moot court, and on field trips to places like Victoria's alpine wilderness.

La Trobe encourages students to participate in overseas study programs including nursing in Nepal, nanotechnology in Tokyo, and Indigenous studies in the Philippines. In 2016, La Trobe awarded travel grants and scholarships to 950 undergraduate and postgraduate students to study with partners like National University of Singapore, San Diego State University and Stockholm University.

The University has eight campuses in Victoria and NSW and is the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria. The University has more than 190,000 graduates. It's an impressive group that includes CEOs, parliamentarians, human rights activists, medical researchers and Olympians.

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