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Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

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Award granted Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code045332G
Deakin course codeH343

Note: Course structure applies for students who commenced in 2013 onwards. Students who commenced prior to 2013 should refer to previous online Handbooks or consult your course enrolment officer.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

This field-leading degree looks at ways to apply knowledge and skills in exercise and sport science to improve the athlete, the team or the individual, through training, coaching and advice. You will develop the necessary competencies to become professional leaders in exercise and sport science and allied fields, and have the opportunity to study the biological, sociological and behavioural bases of exercise and sport science.

 

Depending on your career aspirations and areas of interest, you may choose to focus your study in specialised streams such as coaching, exercise physiology, sports nutrition, psychology, health promotion and physical activity and health. You can also undertake an approved study stream within the degree and be eligible to apply for accredited membership as an Exercise Scientist by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA). This is the first undergraduate course in Victoria that directly facilitates this membership. Students awarded credit for prior learning 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

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.
 
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.

 

Graduates awarded credit for prior learning for non-university studies (example: credit for prior learning obtained via the Melbourne Institute of Business and Technology – MIBT pathway) may not be eligible for immediate registration with ESSA and should seek further clarification from a course advisor about registration via email ens-enquire@deakin.edu.au

 

Physical Activity Australia


Students can obtain accreditation with Physical Activity Australia (PPA) to be able to work as a 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.

 

For further information about how to register with Physical Activity Australia and registration categories, please visit their website at http://www.physicalactivityaustralia.org.au/

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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. Many graduates have been offered work based on their excellent fieldwork performance.

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

The course comprises 24 credit points. Of these, a maximum of 10 credit points may be taken at level 1; not less than 14 must be at level 2 or higher; and not less than 4 must be at level 3. Students complete 14 core units and 10 elective units. Electives can be chosen according to students' interests, but must include at least 2 credit points from the Faculty of Health. A maximum of 8 credit points may be selected from other faculties of the University.

 

Students are required to complete HSE010 Exercise and Sport Science Laboratory Safety prior to their first laboratory based unit in this course.

 

In addition, students 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.

Note: All students completing HSE101 are required to complete a Level 2 First Aid at their own expense. Current Level 2 First Aid certificates will be accepted.

 

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

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Major sequences

Sport and exercise specific majors

Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.

 

Exercise Physiology - Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Physical Activity and Health - Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool

Sports Nutrition - Burwood (Melbourne)
Sport Coaching - Burwood (Melbourne)

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Specialisations

Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

 

 

Exercise Science - ESSA Sequence  - Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Certificate III in Fitness - Physical Activity Australia - Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

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Course structure


Level 1
Trimester 1

HBS109 Human Structure and Function  *

HSE101 Principles of Exercise and Sport Science  

 

HSE103 Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science Practice  

plus one elective unit


Trimester 2

HBS108 Health Information and Data  

HBS110 Health Behaviour  

HSE102 Functional Human Anatomy  

plus one elective unit

Level 2
Trimester 1
HSE201 Exercise Physiology  *

HSE203 Exercise Behaviour  

plus two elective units


Trimester 2

HSE202 Biomechanics  

HSE204 Motor Learning and Development  

plus two elective units

Level 3

Trimester 1
HSE301 Principles of Exercise Prescription  

HSE312 Exercise and Sports Science Practicum  

or one HSE3xx elective from the Exercise and Sport Science electives listed below.
plus two elective units


Trimester 2

HSE302 Exercise Programming  

HSE312 Exercise and Sports Science Practicum  (if not completed in Trimester 1)

or one HSE3xx elective from the Exercise and Sport Science electives listed below.
plus two elective units

 

* Unit also available in Trimester 3 2015


EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE ELECTIVE UNITS
Electives are offered subject to availability of resources and quotas where applicable.

 

Level 1
Trimester 1

HSE105 Principles of Sport Coaching  

 

Trimester 2

HSE106 Introduction to Sport Coaching Practice  

 

Level 2
 

Trimester 1

HSE205 Advanced Sport Coaching Theory and Practice  

 

Trimester 2

HSE208 Integrated Human Physiology  

HSE212 Physical Activity Promotion and Evaluation  


Level 3
Trimester 1
HSE303 Exercise Metabolism  

HSE305 Issues in Sport Coaching  

HSE309 Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise  

HSE311 Applied Sports Science 1  

HSE313 Understanding Children's Physical Activity  

HSE323 Clinical and Sport Biomechanics  


Trimester 2

HSE304 Physiology of Sport Performance  

HSE314 Applied Sports Science 2  

HSE316 Physical Activity and Population Health  

HSE320 Exercise in Health and Disease  

HSE321 Sport Coaching and Development Practicum  

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Details of major sequences

The following are suggested major sequences in Exercise and Sport Science.

Exercise Physiology - unit set code MJ-H000029

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

 

HSE201 Exercise Physiology  

HSE208 Integrated Human Physiology  

HSE301 Principles of Exercise Prescription  

HSE303 Exercise Metabolism  

HSE304 Physiology of Sport Performance  

HSE320 Exercise in Health and Disease  

Physical Activity and Health - unit set code MJ-H000023

Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

 

HBS107 Understanding Health  

HBS110 Health Behaviour  

HSE203 Exercise Behaviour  

HSE212 Physical Activity Promotion and Evaluation  

HSE313 Understanding Children's Physical Activity  

HSE316 Physical Activity and Population Health  

Sports Nutrition - unit set code MJ-H000028

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)


HSN101 Food: Nutrition, Culture and Innovation  

HSN201 Principles of Nutrition  

HSN202 Lifespan Nutrition  

HSE303 Exercise Metabolism  

HSN305 Assessing Food Intake and Activity  

HSN307 Sports Nutrition: Theory and Practice  

Sport Coaching - unit set code MJ-H000011

Burwood (Melbourne)

 

HSE105 Principles of Sport Coaching  

HSE106 Introduction to Sport Coaching Practice  

HSE204 Motor Learning and Development  *

HSE205 Advanced Sport Coaching Theory and Practice  

HSE305 Issues in Sport Coaching  

HSE321 Sport Coaching and Development Practicum  

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Details of specialisations

Exercise Sciences - ESSA Sequence: unit set code SP-H000001

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

 

A stream within Deakin’s Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science is the first and only nationally accredited undergraduate exercise and sport science program in Victoria. This accreditation has been awarded by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA).

 

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. Students awarded credit for prior learning 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 

 

ESSA accreditation is granted on the basis of successful completion of a combination of H343 core units and ESSA sequence units.

 

HSE208 Integrated Human Physiology  

HSE303 Exercise Metabolism  

HSE304 Physiology of Sport Performance  

HSE309 Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise  

HSE311 Applied Sports Science 1  

HSE314 Applied Sports Science 2  

HSE320 Exercise in Health and Disease  

HSE323 Clinical and Sport Biomechanics  

Certificate III in Fitness - Physical Activity Australia

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

 

Eligibility to obtain a Certificate III in Fitness accreditation with Physical Activity Australia, is based on the successful completion of the four units listed below.

 

Trimester 1

HSE101 Principles of Exercise and Sport Science  

HSE103 Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science Practice  

HSE105 Principles of Sport Coaching  (elective unit)

 

Trimester 2

HSE102 Functional Human Anatomy  

 

Students are able to enrol in both the Exercise Science – ESSA sequence and Certificate III in Fitness – Physical Activity Australia specialisations.

 

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