Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

University of Newcastle

This degree will qualify graduates for a range of existing and expanding career opportunities in the fitness and leisure industry, elite sports performance and the health sector. With additional 'gap training' or postgraduate qualifications, candidates can extend their reach into public health, sports management, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, sports nutrition or other areas of primary care. The degree program has been designed to provide sound theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills for exercise testing and prescription for the purpose of improving sport performance and for general health. Graduates of the Exercise and Sport Science program will be eligible to apply for membership of the professional organisation, the Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), as an Exercise Scientist.

Course Fee:


International: $98,760

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Recommended studies: At least two HSC level courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and/or Mathematics; Personal Development, Health, and Physical Education (PDHPE) is also desirable; or TAFE studies, or another preparatory program, such as Newstep, Open Foundation or Yapug; Selection via ATAR or equivalent

Structure:

240 units, including 230 units of core courses and 10 units of electives. Students will be provided with opportunities to gain valuable work experience in the sport and health industry through the second and third-year placement courses.

Subjects you can Study:

Exercise and sport science; clinical exercise testing and prescription; exercise physiology; motor control and learning

Study Pathways:

Up to 4 bonus points may be available to HSC students who achieve high results in HSC Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics. Credit may be available to students who have completed a TAFE Diploma or Advanced Diploma. Honours is available as an additional year for meritorious students. Research degrees are also possible. A fourth year in the Honours program provides entry into research Master or Doctoral studies and a further career in research.

Further information:

Graduates can seek further specialisation in their area of interest. One year of further study in Exercise Physiology and/or exercise rehabilitation will enable students to apply for Exercise Physiology accreditation and Medicare provider number.

Recognition:

Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00109J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Ourimbah 63.05 No Full time 3 years
Ourimbah 63.05 No Part time 6 years

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