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Undergraduate

Diploma of Exercise and Sport Science

2019

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
116191
Online
116191
Location
Cricos Codes
Casuarina Campus
089408G
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 year/s
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

YEXSS1

Award
Diploma 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 take your passion for exercise to the next level but not prepared to commit to a full undergraduate degree? The Diploma of Exercise and Sports Science is what you are looking for.

You will explore the foundations of anatomy and physiology specifically in:

  • the musculoskeletal system and the normal physiology of nerve and muscle function
  • cardiovascular system
  • the respiratory system as well as other basic cellular and genetic processes
  • the control of movement and motor skill acquisition
  • how the human body interacts with its environment and the subsequent optimisation of human performance
  • biomechanics
  • psychology
  • response to acute and chronic exercise.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities in the Australian health, fitness and sports industry, or you may continue to further studies into our Bachelor course.

Professional recognition

You can apply as individual members to the Australian Council for Health Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER).

Credit transfers & pathways

Credit transfer

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

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. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
2019 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2018.

International full fees

See the Office of International Services for details on International Course Fees: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.
 

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, 2018.

    Applicant background (Semester one intake 2018) 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)

    N/A .0
    • 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)

    N/A .0
    International students <5 N/P
    All students 6 100.0

    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 5.

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 course requires one year full-time or part-time equivalent study. The preferred model is part-time study for this course. The course will consist of a total of 8 units made up of 2 common units and 6 core units related to exercise and sports science. The completed units articulate with the Associate Degree in Exercise and Sport Science and the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science.

2019 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2018.

2019 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2018.

Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

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

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

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

 

Core Units
(6 units)
60cp
Compulsory Core units totalling 60 credit points as detailed below. 

PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
SPE205 Biomechanics 1
SPE209 Exercise Physiology 1
SPE210 Motor Control and Development
 

 
80cp
Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Diploma AQF Level 5 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

 

Study plan

2019 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2018.

2019 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2018.

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.

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
SPE210 Motor Control and Development CO CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 CO CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A CO SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 CO
SPE205 Biomechanics 1 CO SPE209 Exercise Physiology 1 CO

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.
 

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit
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
    SPE209 Exercise Physiology 1 CO
Year 2
SPE210 Motor Control and Development CO    
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 CO    
PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A CO    
SPE205 Biomechanics 1 CO    

SATAC and MyNextCourse applications

Option 1 - Apply via SATAC

You should apply through SATAC if using one of the following:

  • ATAR (or equivalent) School Leaver
  • incomplete higher education studies
  • STAT or work/life experience
  • Certificate IV or above at another institution
  • eligible non-CDU Enabling Program

SATAC

Option 2 - Apply via MyNextCourse

You should apply via MyNextCourse if you have successfully completed, or are about to complete one of the following at CDU:

  • Certificate IV or above
  • Eligible Enabling Program (TEP, PTS)
  • Undergraduate Degree

MyNextCourse

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