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Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
114551
External Studies
114551
Course Duration
Full-time
3 year/s
Part-time
6 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Semester
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
CDU Reference
CRICOS codes
060254C
CDU Course Code

BESS

Award
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
Faculty/College
College of Health and Human Sciences
Sector
HE
Area of study
Sports and Recreation
Health and Medicine

Ready to turn your passion for sports and exercise into your career?

As an exercise and sports scientist, you are a qualified health professional helping your clients improve their health and fitness, enhance physical performance and prevent and rehabilitate injury in populations of both healthy (including athletes) and the physically challenged (such as aged and injured).

You will combine your academic studies with practical experience with opportunities to get out of the classroom and into the field in professional placements.

If you are interested in physiotherapy, you will be able to choose three specialist elective units from Flinders University if you are considering further postgraduate qualifications in physiotherapy.

Professional recognition

Students are currently eligible for the following professional associations based on membership criteria and can apply as individual members; Australian Council for Health Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER), Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) and European College of Sports Science (ECSS).

Graduates seeking Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) registration should refer to the different requirements of the ESSA membership categories.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010).
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the ACIKE Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Domestic applications

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements: (a) Australian Citizenship; (b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

Study Link

All International applicants must apply through Study Link unless currently studying year 12 in Australia. Only International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC.

Career opportunities

As a Exercise and Sport Science graduate, you may have diverse employment opportunities in fitness, sport and health industries.

  • For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

    For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • This course may be deferred up to 1 year.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

    Campus notes

    AFB: This is an ABSTUDY approved course that may attract Away From Base (AFB) funding and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
    For further information and/or eligibility please visit cdu.edu/afb.

    This course is available online through distance education with some on-campus attendance requirements.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The standard course consists of 2 common, 16 core and 6 elective units. A feature of the course is an industry placement unit in which students have the opportunity to put their skills into practice and learn new skills in a workplace setting. The physiotherapy stream consists of 2 common, 19 core and 3 elective units, with 3 core units provided by Flinders University in external mode which students take through cross-institutional enrolment.

This course is available externally by distance learning however will require on-campus (Casuarina) attendance of residential practical classes for some core third year units during mid-semester breaks.

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) is available to eligible candidates with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science.
A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated. 

Unit type
Credit Points
Specific requirements
Common
(2 units)
20
Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below:

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability (compulsory)
Plus either:
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability (new title from 2016) or
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.

Core
(16 units)
160
Compulsory Core units totalling 160 credit points from units detailed below:

PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies
SBI261 Functional Anatomy
SPE205 Biomechanics 1
SPE206 Exercise and Sport Psychology 1
SPE209 Exercise Physiology 1
SPE210 Motor Control and Development
SPE309 Exercise Physiology 2
SPE311 Advanced Studies in Exercise and Sport Science 1 (previously SPE310 from 2015)
SPE312 Advanced Studies in Exercise and Sport Science 2 (previously SPE310 from 2015)
SPE320 Nutrition and Health (ESSA registration requirement)
SPE330 Exercise and Health (ESSA registration requirement)
SPE405 Exercise and Sport Science Practicum (recoded from SPE305 2016)
ENG429 Biomedical Engineering
 
Electives
(6 units)
60

Units totalling 60 credit points selected from undergraduate units offered by the University.

When selecting electives choose units at a suitable level.  The first number in each unit code indicates the year level at which the subject is taught.  Undergraduate units are coded at 100 to 400 level, therefore units coded as SBI1xx, SBI2xx and SBI3xx would be first, second and third year units respectively.

Note that students can only take an additional 50cp of electives at the 100 level as they have already acquired 50cp in the core units.

Recommended units for students interested in the Flinders University Master of Physiotherapy course. 

Students interested in Master of Physiotherapy courses can take three approved cross-institutional units. The following units are recommended from Flinders University as examples of cross-institutional units.

1st year unit PHYT1001 Introduction to Physiotherapy
2nd year unit REHB2001 Neuroscience for Therapists
3rd year unit PHYT3001 Introduction to the Science of Physiotherapy
 

 
240
Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.

Of the total 240 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* not more than 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or above

Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Students who commenced prior to 2013
Of the total 240 credit points:
* not more than 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
* a minimum of 40 credit points must be taken from 300 level units
* not more than 30 credit points shall be included with a grade of "PT" or "PC" or "PS"

Study plan

Students Commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦   ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦   maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦   check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200 i.e. SBI261.

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 CO SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 CO
PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A CO Elective 2 E
Elective 1 E Elective 3 E
Year 2
SPE205 Biomechanics 1 CO SBI209 Design and Analysis CO
SPE206 Exercise and Sport Psychology 1 CO SPE209 Exercise Physiology 1 CO
SPE210 Motor Control and Development CO SBI261 Functional Anatomy CO
Elective 4 E Elective 5 E
Year 3
SPE309 Exercise Physiology 2 - if taking this unit in external mode an on campus one week intensive will occur for practical components) CO ENG429 Biomedical Engineering CO
SPE311 Advanced Studies in Exercise and Sport Science 1 - (if taking this unit in external mode an on campus one week intensive will occur for practical components) CO SPE312 Advanced Studies in Exercise and Sport Science 2 - (if taking this unit in external mode an on campus one week intensive will occur for practical components) CO
SPE320 Nutrition and Health CO SPE330 Exercise and Health (SE) CO
Elective 6 E SPE405 Exercise & Sport Science Practicum - 140 hours CO and P

 

Students Commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.  

When designing an individual study plan:
♦   ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦   maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦   check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200 i.e. SBI261.

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Calendar Year 1
    CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
    SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 CO
    Elective 1 E
    Elective 2 E
Year 2
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU SBI209 Design and Analysis CO
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 CO SPE209 Exercise Physiology 1 CO
PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A CO SBI261 Functional Anatomy CO
Elective 3 E Elective 4 E
Year 3
SPE205 Biomechanics 1 CO ENG429 Biomedical Engineering CO
SPE206 Exercise and Sport Psychology 1 CO SPE312 Advanced Studies in Exercise and Sport Science 2 - if taking this unit in external mode an on campus one week intensive will occur for practical components) CO
SPE210 Motor Control and Development CO SPE330 Exercise and Health CO
Elective 5  E Elective 6 E
Year 4
SPE309 Exercise Physiology 2 - if taking this unit in external mode an on campus one week intensive will occur for practical components) CO*    
SPE405 Exercise and Sport Science Practicum
(140 hours)
CO and P    
SPE311 Advanced Studies in Exercise and Sport Science 1 - if taking this unit in external mode an on campus one week intensive will occur for practical components) CO    
SPE320 Nutrition and Health CO    

Students Commencing in Summer Semester

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in Summer Semester and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦   ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦   maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦   check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200 i.e. SBI261.
 

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
        CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
        SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 CO
        PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A CO
        Elective 1 E
Year 2
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU SBI209 Design and Analysis CO    
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 CO SPE209 Exercise Physiology 1 CO    
Elective 2 E SBI261 Functional Anatomy CO    
Elective 3 E Elective 4 E    
Year 3
SPE205 Biomechanics 1 CO  ENG429 Biomedical Engineering CO    
SPE206 Exercise and Sport Psychology 1 CO (P) SPE312 Advanced Studies in Exercise and Sport Science 2 - if taking this unit in external mode an on campus one week intensive will occur for practical components). CO    
SPE210 Motor Control and Development CO  SPE330 Exercise and Health CO     
Elective 5 Elective 6 E    
Year 4
SPE309 Exercise Physiology 2 - if taking this unit in external mode an on campus one week intensive will occur for practical components) CO        
SPE405 Exercise and Sport Science Practicum
(140 hours)
CO        
SPE311 Advanced Studies in Exercise and Sport Science 1 - if taking this unit in external mode an on campus one week intensive will occur for practical components). CO        
SPE320 Nutrition and Health CO        

 

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