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Bachelor of Exercise and Health Science

BExHSc

240 cp

Minimum duration: 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at:
Brisbane Queensland
Melbourne Victoria
Sydney (Strathfield) NSW

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent.

New South Wales
Recommended studies: English advanced, personal development, health and physical education; mathematics plus one of biology, chemistry or physics.

Queensland
Prerequisites: English (4,SA); one of Maths A,B or C, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Physical Education (4,SA).

Victoria
Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English, and a study score of at least 25 in one of mathematics (any), and in one of biology, chemistry, outdoor and environmental studies, psychology, physical education, health or physics.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Pass Degree

To qualify for the pass degree, a student must complete:

  1. 240 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:
    1. 130 cp from Core Units;
    2. 100 cp from Electives (which will normally include at least 60 cp from a specialisation sequence);
    3. 10 cp from Industry Experience 3;
  2. Industry Experience 1 and 2 (total of 120 hours).

3. Progression within the Course

Students normally complete 100-level units before undertaking related 200-level units, and 200-level units before undertaking related 300-level units.

In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator and bound by decisions of the School Committee.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite  (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where  applicable.

Core Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
BIOL119 10 Foundation Biological Science 1
BIOL120 10 Foundation Biological Science 2
EXSC112 10

Functional Anatomy

EXSC120 10 Mechanical Bases of Exercise
EXSC187 10 Growth, Motor Development and Ageing
EXSC189 10 Research and Ethics in Exercise Science
EXSC198 10 Health, Fitness and Performance
EXSC199 10

Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity

EXSC220 10

Biomechanics

EXSC230 10

Motor Control and Learning

EXSC240 10

Exercise Physiology

EXSC292 10 Exercise Metabolism
EXSC347 10 Nutrition and Exercise

Electives2

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EXSC204 10 Exercise Testing and Prescription
EXSC306 10 Independent Study in Exercise Science
EXSC311 10 The Australian Sport and Exercise Industry
EXSC320 10 Advanced Biomechanics
EXSC335 10 Advanced Exercise and Sport Psychology
EXSC340 10 Advanced Exercise Physiology
EXSC367 10 Managing Events for Sport and Exercise
EXSC368 10 Financial Management of Sport and Exercise
EXSC369 10 Marketing and promoting Sport and Exercise

Specialisation Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EXSC200 10 Social and Emotional Wellbeing of Young People
EXSC201 10 Foundations of the Outdoor Experience
EXSC202 10 Journeying in the Natural World
EXSC203 10 Games and Sport Skills
EXSC241 10 Programming Resistance Training
EXSC250 10 Gymnastics and Dance
EXSC290 10 The Marine Environment and the Outdoor Experience
EXSC294 10 Outdoor Environments and Therapeutic Interventions
EXSC295 10

Foundations of Health Promotion

EXSC310 10 Coaching Science
EXSC312 10 River Journeys and Connections to Place
EXSC313 10 Aquatics and Athletics
EXSC314 10 Healthy Relationships for Young People
EXSC315 10 Alpine Ecology and the Outdoor Experience
EXSC382 10 Programs and Practices in Health Promotion
EXSC385 10

Challenges and Opportunities in the Health of Young People

EXSC390 10 Leadership Practices and the Outdoor Experience
EXSC392 10 Sport Studies 1
EXSC393 10 Sport Studies 2
EXSC395 10 Outdoor Programming and Mentoring ‘Youth at Risk’
EXSC396 10 Advanced Coaching Science
EXSC397 10 Health Education and Harm Minimisation Strategies

Other undergraduate units approved by the Course Coordinator.

Industry Experience

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EXSC113 0 Industry Experience 1
EXSC205 0 Industry Experience 2
EXSC399 10 Industry Experience 3


1A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.
2Students may need to take electives in a particular sequence in order to satisfy state-based entry into relevant postgraduate teaching courses and to meet registration requirements.