Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

COURSE (DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

Overview

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science is nationally recognised and the field-leading degree of its type in Victoria. The major focus of the course and your learning is to improve performance, health and participation of individuals, athletes and teams through training, coaching and advice.

You will develop the expertise to become a professional leader in exercise and sport science, and have the opportunity to study the biology, technology, behaviour and best practices that underpin exercise and sport science.

Depending on your career aspirations and areas of interest, you could choose to focus your study in specialised streams such as coaching, exercise physiology, health promotion, sports nutrition, psychology, or physical activity and health.

This is the first and longest standing undergraduate course in Victoria with an accredited pathway to directly facilitate your capacity to register and practice as an Accredited Exercise Scientist with the peak national accrediting body, Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA).

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Clearly-in ATAR 2016

Burwood: 81.20
Waurn Ponds: 60.25

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Trimester 1

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Trimester 2

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    •  Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

Key information

Award granted

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Year

2017 course information

Tuition fee rate

Available fee rates can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees

VTAC code

1400310381 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400314411 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400514411 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)

Deakin code

H343

CRICOS code

045332G

Level

Undergraduate

Entry requirements

Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Some students may be eligible for the VTAC Exercise and Sport Science Regional and Remote Bonus

Professional Recognition

Exercise and Sport Science Australia

A sequence within Deakin’s Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science is nationally accredited by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA). The Burwood (Melbourne) campus was the first to achieve this status in Victoria and recognises our long standing commitment to quality standards in education and curriculum delivery, while this accreditation was additionally awarded for the Waurn Ponds campus in 2015.
 
Graduates of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science course including the approved units specified for the Exercise Science – ESSA sequence may apply for registration for full membership of ESSA at the Exercise Scientist level within two years of completing the course.

Graduates awarded more than 3 credit points of credit for prior learning for non-university studies (example: credit for prior learning obtained via the Deakin College (formerly MIBT) pathway) may not be eligible for immediate registration with ESSA. This means you will need to apply directly to ESSA when you have completed your course. Application details can be found on the ESSA website. You need to complete the non NUCAP form and on that form demonstrate that you have met the exercise science knowledge and skills requirements.

Please seek further clarification from a course advisor about ESSA registration via email ens-enquire@deakin.edu.au

Physical Activity Australia

Students can register with Physical Activity Australia (PAA) to be able to work as an Exercise Instructor by successfully completing the required specialisation unit sequence as part of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science course. This permits registration with PAA to a level equivalent to a Certificate III in Fitness and/or Certificate IV in Fitness

Career outcomes

As well as traditional roles in the sport, exercise, coaching and fitness industry, you may pursue employment in sports administration, facility management, community health and wellness, rehabilitation or sport science. Other employment opportunities include local and state government agencies, professional sporting bodies, hospital and rehabilitation clinics, fitness and aquatic centres, private health and recreation centres, or large business organisations. The degree is also a common pathway to postgraduate study in areas such as clinical exercise physiology, physiotherapy and research. Please refer to our School’s Career website for more information.

Course Structure

To complete the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science students must attain 24 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. in order to gain 24 credit points you will need to study 24 units (AKA 'subjects'). Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester and usually undertaken two trimesters each year.

The course comprises 24 credit points which includes 14 core units (these are compulsory) and 10 elective units (you can choose which ones to study).

Also, you can select elective units to form a major sequence. Majors can be selected from within the Faculty of Health or any other Faculty, subject to availability and pre-requisites. Majors may include sport coaching, exercise, nutrition, physical activity and health, health promotion, management, sports nutrition, marketing, physiology, languages or media.

14

Compulsory units

10

Elective units

24

Total

Core units

Course structure applies for students who commenced in 2016 onwards. Students who commenced prior to 2016 should refer to previous online Handbooks or consult your course enrolment officer.

Level 1 - Trimester 1

  • Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety HSE010 (0 credit points)
  • Human Structure and Function HBS109 *
  • Principles of Exercise and Sport Science HSE101
  • Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science Practice HSE103
  • plus one elective unit

    Level 1 - Trimester 2

  • Health Behaviour HBS110
  • Functional Human Anatomy HSE102
  • Research Methods and Statistics in Exercise and Sport HSE104
  • plus one elective unit  

    Level 2 - Trimester 1

  • Exercise Physiology HSE201 *
  • Exercise Behaviour HSE203
  • plus two elective units

    Level 2 - Trimester 2

  • Biomechanics HSE202
  • Motor Learning and Development HSE204
  • plus two elective units

    Level 3 - Trimester 1

  • Exercise Prescription for Fitness and Health HSE301
  • Exercise and Sports Science Practicum HSE312 ^
  • plus two elective units

    Level 3 - Trimester 2

  • Exercise Programming HSE302
  • one HSE3xx elective from the Exercise and Sport Science electives listed below.

    plus two elective units

    * Unit also available in Trimester 3 2017

    Elective units

    Exercise and Sport Science elective units

    Electives are offered subject to availability of resources and quotas where applicable.

    Level 1 - Trimester 1

  • Principles of Sport Coaching HSE105
  • Level 1 - Trimester 2

  • Introduction to Sport Coaching Practice HSE106
  • Level 2 - Trimester 1

  • Advanced Sport Coaching Theory and Practice HSE205
  • Level 2 - Trimester 2

  • Integrated Human Physiology HSE208
  • Physical Activity Promotion and Evaluation HSE212
  • Volunteering in Sport and Physical Activity HSE227
  • Level 3 - Trimester 1

  • Exercise Metabolism HSE303
  • Issues in Sport Coaching HSE305
  • Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise HSE309
  • Applied Sports Science 1 HSE311
  • Children's Physical Activity and Sport HSE313
  • Clinical and Sport Biomechanics HSE323
  • Level 3 - Trimester 2

  • Physiology of Sport Performance HSE304
  • Applied Sports Science 2 HSE314
  • Physical Activity and Population Health HSE316
  • Exercise in Health and Disease HSE320
  • Sport Coaching and Development Practicum HSE321 ~
  • Majors

    Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.

    Specialisations

    Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    Applications for study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC

    However, you should apply directly to Deakin if you are not studying Year 12 in 2016 and only intend to apply to one institution for one course (which is Deakin), or you're applying for a Deakin course which is not listed on the VTAC website.

    Apply Through VTAC

    Apply direct to Deakin

    If you're applying to start studying in Trimester 3 2016, you'll need to apply directly to Deakin.

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

    Need more information on how to apply?

    For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.

    Register your interest to study at Deakin

    Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.

    Course pathways

    Course pathways to obtain Bachelors degree include: 1. Through a Deakin Learning Centre – Study first year at DLC then transfer to online/campus study; 2. Through Deakin College – Complete one-year diploma then enter Deakin as 2nd year student; 3. Through Tafe – Complete one-year diploma, then start your Deakin Course; 4. Through the workforce – Experience in a related field?  Get credit for prior learning; 5. Through Deakin – Start a related course, then transfer to this course.

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    Disclaimers:
    Through a DLC: Some courses are only available for first year and students must transfer to online or campus based study.
    Through Deakin College and TAFE: Completion of diploma and minimum academic requirements apply to enter Deakin University.
    Through Deakin: Transfers within Deakin are subject to availability and meeting minimum academic requirements.

    Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Students awarded credit for prior learning into this course for non-university studies may not be eligible for immediate registration with ESSA - please obtain further clarification from a course advisor via email ens-enquire@deakin.edu.au

    Faculty contact information

    Health - Student and Academic Services
    Tel 03 9251 7777
    health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

    Workload

    As a student in the Faculty of Health you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and on-line interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Work experience

    Work Integrated Learning

    The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science features a minimum 140 hours of practical experience in an exercise and sport science work practicum in third year, so you can start your career before you graduate with hands-on work placement experience.

    You have the opportunity to undertake hands-on experience in a variety of sporting, exercise or health environments. These may vary from local, state or national sporting organisations and professional sporting clubs; state and national institutes of sport; as well as health, fitness and exercise physiology rehabilitation providers. The roles can involve coaching, sport science, sports administration, sport management, exercise physiology and fitness, while many graduates have been offered subsequent employment based on their excellent practicum/fieldwork performance.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Offered campuses

    Burwood

    Just 30 minutes from the city centre, the Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin's thriving metropolitan campus.


    Geelong Waurn Ponds

    Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus is located on the western edge of Geelong, boasting expansive landscaped grounds.


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