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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, plus one of health, physical education, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry or science 21.

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. 180 cp from Core units;
    2. 30 cp from Elective units;
    3. 10 cp from Professional Experience;
    4. 20 cp from Core Curriculum units
  2. Professional Experience Preparation.

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
BIOL121 10 Human Biological Science 1
EXSC105 10 Foundations of Exercise Science
EXSC112 10 Functional Anatomy (Pre: EXSC05)
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 Biomechanics (Pre: EXSC120)
EXSC240 10 Exercise Physiology (Pre: EXSC105 OR BIOL121)
EXSC241 10 Programming Resistance Training
EXSC293 10 Neural Basis of Human Movement (Pre: EXSC187 OR BIOL121)
EXSC296 10 Health and Exercise Psychology (Pre: EXSC199)
EXSC330 10 Advanced Motor Control and Learning (Pre: EXSC230)
EXSC340 10 Advanced Exercise Physiology (Pre: EXSC240)
EXSC347 10 Nutrition and Exercise
EXSC394 10 Exercise, Health and Disease

Core Curriculum Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
UNCC100 10 Community and Vulnerability: Action and Advocacy
UNCC300 10 Understanding Self and Society: Contemporary Perspectives


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 (Pre: EXSC220)
EXSC335 10 Advanced Exercise and Sport Psychology (Pre: EXSC296)
EXSC346 10 Exercise Rehabilitation
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 (Pre: EXSC310 OR EXSC203)
EXSC397 10 Health Education and Harm Minimisation Strategies (Pre: EXSC295)

Other undergraduate units approved by the Course Coordinator.

Professional Experience

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EXSC206 0 Professional Preparation
EXSC398 10 Professional Experience (Pre: EXSC206)

1 A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.