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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Key facts

Clearly-in ATAR 2017

Burwood: 71.85
Waurn Ponds: 60.70

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:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Trimester 2 offering subject to availability of places

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

2018 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

To be advised (currently pending an announcement from the Australian Government on the 2017-18 Budget).
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.

Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)

To be advised (currently pending an announcement from the Australian Government on the 2017-18 Budget).
Learn more about 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

Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

Course Structure

Course structure applies for students who commenced in 2018 onwards. Students who commenced prior to 2018 should refer to previous online Handbooks or consult your course enrolment officer

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 16 core units (these are compulsory and 8 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 applied sport science, exercise physiology, strength and conditioning, sport coaching, nutrition, physical activity and health, health promotion, management, sports nutrition, marketing, languages or media.

Campus mode Burwood (Melbourne) units only available to Burwood (Melbourne) based students.

16

Compulsory units

8

Elective units

24

Total

Core units

Please refer to the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences page for course map information.

Level 1 - Trimester 1

  • Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety HSE010 (0 credit points)
  • Human Structure and Function HBS109 *
  • Physical Activity and Exercise for Health HSE111
  • Human Growth, Development and Ageing for Exercise Scientists HSE113
  • plus one elective unit (recommended from level 1)

    Level 1 - Trimester 2

  • Functional Human Anatomy HSE102
  • Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science Practice HSE103
  • Research Methods and Statistics in Exercise and Sport HSE104
  • plus one elective unit (recommended from level 1)

    Level 2 - Trimester 1

  • Exercise Physiology HSE201 *
  • Physical Activity Promotion and Evaluation HSE212
  • plus two elective units (recommended from level 1 or level 2)

    Level 2 - Trimester 2

  • Biomechanics HSE202
  • Motor Learning and Development HSE204
  • Integrated Human Physiology HSE208
  • Exercise Programming HSE302
  • Level 3 - Trimester 1

  • Exercise and Sports Science Practicum HSE312
  • Clinical and Sport Biomechanics HSE323
  • plus two elective units (recommended from level 1 or level 2)

    Level 3 - Trimester 2

  • Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise HSE309
  • Nutrition for Exercise Scientists HSE330
  • plus two elective units (recommended from level 1 or level 2)

    * 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 2 - Trimester 1

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

  • Integrated Human Physiology HSE208
  • Physical Activity Promotion and Evaluation HSE212
  • 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 ~
  • Major Sequences

    Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.

    Note: Minor sequencesare not available to H343 Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science students.

    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 Deakin Policy Library.

    Applicants should have successfully completed VCE, or equivalent, including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

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

    Professional Recognition

    Exercise and Sport Science Australia

    The Burwood (Melbourne) campus was the first to achieve ESSA accreditation 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.
     
    From 2018, a restructure and redevelopment of aspects of this course to meet the new ESSA national standards will see all graduates being eligible to apply for accreditation with ESSA as an Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES).

    H343 Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science students who have been awarded Credit for Prior Learning for non-university studies (such as credit for prior learning obtained via TAFE study or Deakin College or overseas qualifications which are not equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree) please note that you may not be eligible for immediate registration with ESSA. This does not mean that ESSA registration is not available to you. What it means is that registration is not automatically granted as a Deakin graduate from the H343 Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science course.

    You can still apply to ESSA for membership but you will need to apply on your own directly to ESSA when you have completed your course. Application details can be found on the ESSA website, and you will be required to complete the non-NUCAP form. In the application you will need to demonstrate that you have met the exercise science knowledge and skills requirements.

    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. Specific requirements for registration are currently under review and the information will be available by the end of October 2017.

    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 Careers website for more information.

    Course learning outcomes

    Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities

    Demonstrate autonomy, responsibility and well-developed theoretical and technical knowledge within the broad disciplines of exercise and sport science.

    Communication

    Demonstrate clear and accurate communication using a range of modes to select and deliver relevant information.

    Digital Literacy

    Use a range of digital tools within exercise and sport science environments to accurately and efficiently locate, evaluate, and disseminate information, including the collection and analysis of data.

    Critical thinking

    Use information from multiple sources of evidence to inform decision making applied to exercise and sport science.

    Problem Solving

    Independently deconstruct a range of real world and complex problems within exercise and sport science environments to formulate, execute and evaluate possible solutions.

    Self-management

    Demonstrate the capacity to learn and work independently, taking personal responsibility for actions and outcomes commensurate with priorities and timeframes established both personally and by others.

    Teamwork

    Consistently demonstrate professional behaviours while making effective contributions across a range of roles when undertaking collaborative work within intra- and inter-disciplinary teams.

    Global Citizenship

    Practise ethical and professional behaviours with an awareness of, and sensitivity to, diverse global and local perspectives in exercise and sport science.

     

    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    If you studied Year 12 in 2017 or you're applying for more than one course offered through VTAC, your application must be made via VTAC.

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    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.

    Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

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    How to apply

    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

    This course can be a pathway to:

    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.

    Credit for Prior Learning

    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.

    Fee information

    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    The Australian Government recently announced proposed increases to tuition fees for students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP).  It is proposed that CSP fees will increase by 1.8% in 2018 and continue to rise to a total of 7.5% by 2021. The fee rates for 2018 will be available later in the year once the Government has confirmed the 2018 student contribution rates.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    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.


    Helpful information

    Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the QILT website.

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