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Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science


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.

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

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, psychology, physical education or physics.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Degree

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

  1. 240 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:
    1. 190 cp from Core Units;
    2. 40 cp from Electives;
    3. 10 cp from Professional Experience 3;
  2. Professional 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

EXSC204 10

Exercise Testing and Prescription

EXSC220 10


EXSC240 10 Exercise Physiology
EXSC241 10

Programming Resistance Training

EXSC292 10 Exercise Metabolism
EXSC293 10

Neural Basis of Human Movement

EXSC296 10

Health and Exercise Psychology

EXSC330 10

Advanced Motor Control and Learning

EXSC346 10 Exercise Rehabilitation
EXSC347 10 Nutrition and Exercise
EXSC394 10 Exercise, Health and Disease


Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EXSC268 10 Financial Management of Sport and Exercise
EXSC295 10

Foundations of Health Promotion

EXSC306 10

Independent Study in Exercise Science

EXSC310 10 Coaching 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
EXSC369 10 Marketing and Promoting Sport and Exercise
EXSC382 10

Programs and Practices in Health Promotion

EXSC396 10

Advanced Coaching Science

EXSC397 10

Health Education and Harm Minimisation Strategies

Other undergraduate units approved by the Course Coordinator.

Professional Experience

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EXSC114 0 Professional Experience 1
EXSC206 0

Professional Experience 2

EXSC398 10

Professional Experience 3


1 A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.