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Undergraduate

Associate Degree of Exercise and Sport Science

2022

Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (CSP)
115201
592090
Online (CSP)
115201
592090
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina campus
089399C
Course duration
Full-time
2 year/s
Part-time
4 year/s
Course duration
Full-time
2 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International on campus
Semester 1
Semester 2
International online
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
Yes
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

XESS01

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

The Associate Degree of Exercise and Sport Science will give you the essential skills and qualifications to thrive in the sporting industry.

This course has a strong emphasis on practical skills, including developing the knowledge to work with individuals of all ages, fitness levels, skills and experience. The course draws from the knowledge and expertise of professionals in health and exercise science as well as coaches and fitness professionals.

This flexible course allows you to study how you wish - on-campus or online with part-time and full-time study options available.

On completion of the course you may also continue with further studies to the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, gaining credit for units already completed.

Credit transfers and pathways

Pathways for VET to Higher Education

Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:

Credit transfer

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

International applications

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

  • The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students that commenced this course and passed the census date in Semester 1, 2021.

    Applicant background (Semester one intake 2021) No. of Students % of all Students
    A. Higher education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    <5 N/P
    B. Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/P
    C. Work and life experience
    (Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    <5 N/P
    D. Recent secondary education
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR

    (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

    <5 N/P
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered

    (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

    <5 N/P
    • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor

    (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

    <5 N/P
    International students <5 N/P
    All students <5 N/P

    Notes
    "<5" - the number of students is less than 5
    N/A - Students not accepted in this category
    N/P - Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

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

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 6.

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)

Admission criteria

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 III 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 140.
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.
  • Defence members with service of 1 year or more at the following ranks (or higher) meet the academic entry requirement for this course:
    ~Air Force: Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman, Corporal, Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman
    ~Army: Corporal, Lance Corporal, Private
    ~Navy: Able Seaman, Leading Seaman, Seaman

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) A minimum overall score of 169, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency A minimum overall grade of B2.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 60 and a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

ATAR profile

The following table represents the ATAR and selection rank profile for applicants offered a place on the basis of their ATAR in semester 1, 2021

ATAR based offers only ATAR
(excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest rank to receive an offer <5 <5
Median rank to receive an offer <5 <5
Highest rank to receive an offer <5 <5

Notes
"<5" indicates less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.

Course structure

The course consists of 14 core and 2 specialist elective units. The course can be completed part-time or full-time. All units in this course are offered online and/or face to face and lecture and laboratory sessions are recorded to be accessed in a time of your convenience. This feature offers flexibility and is an ideal study options for full-time employees or individuals who wish to study while working in the industry.


  • 2022 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2021.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 160 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(14 units)

140cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 140 credit points as detailed below. 

HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
SPE111 Physical Assessment, Exercise Prescription and Delivery (replaces SPE209)
SPE120 Essentials in Health and Fitness
HSC220 Society, Culture and Health: A Sociological Introduction
SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies
SPE205 Biomechanics and Movement Analysis
SPE206 Health, Exercise and Sport Psychology
SPE210 Motor Control, Growth and Development
SPE212 Applied Coaching Principles across the Lifespan
SPE261 Functional Anatomy (replaces SBI261)
SPE309 Physiology of Sport and Exercise
SPE320 Nutrition and Health
 

Specialist Electives
(2 units)

20cp

Specialist elective units totalling 20 credit points may be selected from units detailed below.

SPE130 Foundations of Sport Science and Coaching
SWK102 Communication Skills
SPE230 Applied Science in Sport and Exercise
SPE381 Physiological Assessment of Athletes
SPE382 Periodisation of Training
 

 

160cp

Total Credit Points

Students who commence in or after 2013
No more than 10 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in an Associate Degree or Advanced Diploma AQF Level 6 course award.

Of the total 160 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 200 level units

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

Study plan


  • 2022 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2021.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

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 load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or 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.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective Unit

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion CO SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 CO
HSC220 Society, Culture and Health: A Sociological Introduction CO SPE120 Essentials in Health and Fitness CO
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 CO SPE212 Applied Coaching Principles across the Lifespan CO
SPE111 Physical Assessment, Exercise Prescription and Delivery (replaces SPE209) CO SPE261 Functional Anatomy (replaces SBI261) CO
Year 2
SPE210 Motor Control, Growth and Development CO SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies CO
SPE309 Physiology of Sport and Exercise CO SPE205 Biomechanics and Movement Analysis (offered from 2022) CO
SPE320 Nutrition and Health CO SPE206 Health, Exercise and Sport Psychology (offered from 2022) CO
Specialist Elective 1* SE Specialist Elective 2* SE

*Specialist elective units SPE130 and SPE230 are only offered in SP-2.

 

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 load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or 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.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective Unit

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 (external only) CO
    SPE120 Essentials in Health and Fitness CO
    SPE212 Applied Coaching Principles across the Lifespan CO
    SPE261 Functional Anatomy (replaces SBI261) CO
Year 2
HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion CU SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies CO
HSC220 Society, Culture and Health: A Sociological Introduction CO SPE205 Biomechanics and Movement Analysis (offered from 2022) CO
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 (external only) CO SPE206 Health, Exercise and Sport Psychology (offered from 2022) CO
SPE111 Physical Assessment, Exercise Prescription and Delivery (replaces SPE209) CO Specialist Elective 1* SE
Year 3
SPE210 Motor Control, Growth and Development CO    
SPE309 Physiology of Sport and Exercise CO    
SPE320 Nutrition and Health CO    
Specialist Elective 2* SE    

*Specialist elective units SPE130 and SPE230 are only offered in SP-2.

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; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2021: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

2022: Fees and charges for 2022 will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

Domestic students - undergraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATAC

 

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UAC

 

MyNextCourse

Direct applications are open for those students who have previously completed one of the following courses at CDU or BIITE*:

  • Certificate III or Certificate IV
  • Diploma
  • Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP)
  • Preparation for Tertiary Success (PTS)
  • Undergraduate Degree

MyNextCourse

*Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

International students

How to apply direct to CDU

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

You will need a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner to help you apply

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

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Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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