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Undergraduate

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

2021

Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina Campus (CSP)
104851
590590
Online (CSP)
104851
590590
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina Campus
060254C
Course Duration
Full-time
3 year/s
Part-time
6 year/s
Annual Fee
$30,240.00
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
Yes
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

WESS01

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

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science will equip you with the knowledge and skills to work as a health professional.

Your studies will enable you to work with people who are healthy (including athletes) or physically challenged (including the aged and injured), to improve their health and fitness, enhance their physical performance and prevent and rehabilitate injuries.

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

The course offers six majors for you to choose from including coaching, strength and conditioning, public health, sport psychology, rehabilitation, business and management.

Professional recognition

As a graduate of this course you'll be eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA), Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) Fitness Australia, Sports Medicine Australia (SMA), Australian Health Promotion Association Australia (AHPA).

Credit transfers & 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:


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

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

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.

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  • 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 7.

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 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 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.

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.
Navitas Academic English (will not be accepted from 2021 onwards) A minimum overall pass and 55% in Academic English 3. (Note: this score will not be accepted from 2021 intakes onwards).
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.

 

Criminal History Check
If you are undertaking a course with clinical or fieldwork placements you must demonstrate compliance with the following checks and requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that the correct documentation is obtained prior to commencing clinical/fieldwork placements. A national and/or international police check and a current Working with Children check is required regarding suitability to undertake clinical/fieldwork placements.

ATAR profile

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Course structure

The course consists of core and specialist elective units. A feature of the course is an industry placement in which you can put your skills into practice and learn new skills in a workplace setting. You can specialise in your chosen area of interest by selecting from one of the following majors

  • Coaching
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Public Health
  • Sport Psychology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Business and Management

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points as detailed below.  All units are valued at 10 credit points unless otherwise indicated.
 

Unit type

Credit Points

Specific requirements
Core Units
(16 units)

160cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 160 credit points as detailed below. 

HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies
SPE111 Physical Assessment, Exercise Prescription and Delivery (replaces SPE209)
SPE120 Essentials in Health and Fitness
HSC220 Society, Culture and Health: A Sociological Introduction
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)
SPE313 General Practicum
SPE309 Physiology of Sport and Exercise
SPE320 Nutrition and Health
SPE330 Physical Activity in Special Population
 

Specialist Electives
(7-9 units)

80cp

Specialist elective units totalling 80 credit points selected from one of the Majors below.

Coaching (80 credit points)
SPE331 Coaching Accreditation (available from 2022)
SPE351 Psychology and Sport (available from 2022)
SPE376 Sport injuries, prevention, rehabilitation and corrective exercises (available from 2022)
SPE381 Physiological assessment of athletes (available from 2022)
SPE382 Periodisation of Training (available from 2022)
SPE405 Specialised Practicum (available from 2022)
PLUS
20 credit points of units selected from any other major. Students may also select from the units below:

SPE130 Foundations of Sport Science and Coaching
SPE230 Applied Science in Sport and Exercise
SWK102 Communication Skills

Strength and Conditioning (80 credit points)
SPE376 Sport injuries, prevention, rehabilitation and corrective exercises (available from 2022)
SPE381 Physiological assessment of athletes (available from 2022)
SPE382 Periodisation of Training (available from 2022)
SPE383 Research Methodology (available from 2022)
SPE384 Research Data Collection and Interpretation (available from 2022)
SPE405 Specialised Practicum (available from 2022)
PLUS
20 credit points of units selected from any other major. Students may also select from the units below:

SPE130 Foundations of Sport Science and Coaching
SPE230 Applied Science in Sport and Exercise
SWK102 Communication Skills

Public Health (80 credit points)
HSC121 Australia's Policy and Health Care System
HSC122 Foundations of Public Health
HSC204 Chronic Conditions Management or HSC211 Mental Health and Wellbeing
HSC312 Global and Environmental Health
HSC318 Rural and Remote Health
SPE405 Specialised Practicum (available from 2022)
PLUS
20 credit points of units selected from any other major. Students may also select from the units below:

SPE130 Foundations of Sport Science and Coaching
SPE230 Applied Science in Sport and Exercise
SWK102 Communication Skills

Sport Psychology (80 credit points)
PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A
PSY141 Introduction to Psychology B
PSY208 Biological Bases of Behaviour
AOD301 Counselling/Interventions in Alcohol and Other Drugs Field
SPE351 Psychology and Sport (available from 2022)
SPE405 Specialised Practicum (available from 2022)
PLUS
20 credit points of units selected from any other major. Students may also select from the units below:

SPE130 Foundations of Sport Science and Coaching
SPE230 Applied Science in Sport and Exercise
SWK102 Communication Skills

Rehabilitation (80 credit points)
SPE371 Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation (available from 2022)
SPE372 Cadiometabolic Rehabilitation (available from 2022)
SPE373 Neuromuscular Rehabilitation (available from 2022)
SPE374 Clinical Practicum (20cp) (available from 2022)
SPE376 Sport injuries, prevention, rehabilitation and corrective exercises (available from 2022)
PLUS
20 credit points of units selected from any other major. Students may also select from the units below:

SPE130 Foundations of Sport Science and Coaching
SPE230 Applied Science in Sport and Exercise
SWK102 Communication Skills

Business and Management (80 credit points)
BUS303 Global Digital Enterprise
MAN105 Introduction to Management
MAN203 Comparative Management Systems
SPE405 Specialised Practicum (available from 2022)
PLUS
20 credit points of units below of which 10cp must be at 300 level:

ACT205 Accounting for Managers
BUS304 Evidence Based Strategy Creation
BUS306 Contemporary Business Issues and Trends
COM105 Business and Communication Skills
ECO107 Economics for Managers
ENT101 Entrepreneurship Fundamentals - Part A (5cp) AND ENT102 Entrepreneurship Fundamentals - Part B (5cp)
LOG301 Logistics and Channel Management
MKT308 Brand and Reputation Management
PLUS
20 credit points of units selected from any other major. Students may also select from the units below:

SPE130 Foundations of Sport Science and Coaching
SPE230 Applied Science in Sport and Exercise
SWK102 Communication Skills

Customised Selection (80 credit points)
80 credit points of units selected from any other major.
Students may also select from the units below:
SPE130 Foundations of Sport Science and Coaching
SPE230 Applied Science in Sport and Exercise
SWK102 Communication Skills
 

 

240cp

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.

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: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

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 CO SPE261 Functional Anatomy 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
SPE313 General Practicum CO SPE330 Physical Activity in Special Population CO
Year 3
Specialist Elective 1 SE Specialist Elective 5 SE
Specialist Elective 2 SE Specialist Elective 6 SE
Specialist Elective 3 SE Specialist Elective 7 SE
Specialist Elective 4 SE Specialist Elective 8 SE

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

Major:
COACHING

Year 3
SPE351 Psychology and Sport SE SPE331 Coaching accreditation SE
SPE381 Physiological assessment of athletes SE SPE376 Sport injuries, prevention, rehabilitation and corrective exercises SE
SPE382 Periodisation of training SE Specialist Elective 7* SE
Specialist Elective 4* SE SPE405 Specialised Practicum SE

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

Major:
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

Year 3
SPE381 Physiological Assessment of Athletes SE SPE384 Research Data Collection and Interpretation SE
SPE382 Periodisation of Training SE SPE376 Sport injuries, prevention, rehabilitation and corrective exercises SE
SPE383 Research Methodology SE Specialist Elective 7* SE
Specialist Elective 4* SE SPE405 Specialised Practicum  SE

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

Major:
PUBLIC HEALTH

Year 3
HSC121 Australia's Policy and Health Care System SE HSC204 Chronic Conditions Management or HSC211 Mental Health Wellbeing SE
HSC122 Foundations of Public Health SE HSC318 Rural and Remote Health SE
HSC312 Global and Environmental Health SE Specialist Elective 7* SE
Specialist Elective 4* SE SPE405 Specialised Practicum SE

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

Major:
SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

Year 3
PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A SE PSY141 Introduction to Psychology B SE
PSY208 Biological Bases of Behaviour SE AOD301 Counselling/Interventions in Alcohol and Other Drugs Field SE
SPE351 Psychology and Sport SE Specialist Elective 7* SE
Specialist Elective 4* SE SPE405 Specialised Practicum  SE

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

Major:
REHABILITATION

Year 3
SPE371 Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation SE SPE373 Neuromuscular Rehabilitation SE
SPE372 Cardiometabolic Rehabilitation SE SPE376 Sport injuries, prevention, rehabilitation, and corrective exercises SE
Specialist Elective 3* SE SPE374  Clinical Practicum (20cp) SE
Specialist Elective 4* SE

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

Major:
BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

Year 3
BUS303 Global Digital Enterprise SE Business Management Choice SE
MAN105 Introduction to Management SE Specialist Elective 6* SE
MAN203 Comparative Management Systems SE Specialist Elective 7* SE
Business Management Choice SE SPE405 Specialised Practicum  SE

 

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: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

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 CO
Year 2
HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion CO 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 CO SPE330 Physical Activity in Special Population CO
Year 3
SPE210 Motor Control, Growth and Development CO Specialist Elective 1 SE
SPE309 Physiology of Sport and Exercise CO Specialist Elective 2 SE
SPE320 Nutrition and Health CO Specialist Elective 3 SE
SPE313 General Practicum CO Specialist Elective 4 SE
Year 4
Specialist Elective 5 SE    
Specialist Elective 6 SE    
Specialist Elective 7 SE    
Specialist Elective 8 SE    

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

Major:
COACHING

Year 3
    SPE331 Coaching accreditation SE
    SPE376 Sport injuries, prevention, rehabilitation and corrective exercises SE
    Specialist Elective 3* SE
    Specialist Elective 4* SE
Year 4
SPE351 Psychology and Sport SE    
SPE381 Physiological Assessment of Athletes SE    
SPE382 Periodisation of Training SE    
SPE405 Specialised Practicum SE    

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

Majors:
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

Year 3
    SPE384 Research Data Collection and Interpretation SE
    SPE376 Sport injuries, prevention, rehabilitation and corrective exercises SE
    Specialist Elective 3* SE
    Specialist Elective 4* SE
Year 4
SPE381 Physiological Assessment of Athletes SE    
SPE382 Periodisation of Training SE    
SPE383 Research Methodology SE    
SPE405 Specialised Practicum SE    

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

Major:
PUBLIC HEALTH

Year 3
    HSC204 Chronic Conditions Management or HSC211 Mental Health Wellbeing SE
    HSC318 Rural and Remote Health SE
    Specialist Elective 3* SE
    Specialist Elective 4* SE
Year 4
HSC121 Australia's Policy and Health Care System SE    
HSC122 Foundations of Public Health SE    
HSC312 Global and Environmental Health SE    
SPE405 Specialised Practicum SE    

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

Major:
SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

Year 3
    PSY141 Introduction to Psychology B SE
    AOD301 Counselling/Interventions in Alcohol and Other Drugs Field SE
    Specialist Elective 3* SE
    Specialist Elective 4* SE
Year 4
PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A SE    
PSY208 Biological Bases of Behaviour SE    
SPE351 Psychology and Sport SE    
SPE405 Specialised Practicum SE    

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

Major:
REHABILITATION

Year 3
    SPE373 Neuromuscular Rehabilitation SE
    SPE376 Sport injuries, prevention, rehabilitation and corrective exercises SE
    Specialist Elective 3* SE
    Specialist Elective 4* SE
Year 4
SPE371 Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation SE    
SPE372 Cardiometabolic Rehabilitation SE    
SPE374  Clinical Practicum (20cp) SE    

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

Major:
BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

Year 3
    Business Management Choice SE
    Business Management Choice SE
    Specialist Elective 3* SE
    Specialist Elective 4* SE
Year 4
BUS303 Global Digital Enterprise SE    
MAN105 Introduction to Management SE    
MAN203 Comparative Management Systems SE    
SPE405 Specialised Practicum 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.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2021 is AUD $30,240.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

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