Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Course summary for current students

Year2015 course information
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.

Note: This course is currently accredited as at the date of publishing. The eligibility of students for membership of the accrediting body is subject to meeting the requirements of ESSA. Deakin University makes no representation that students will meet those requirements

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 (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.

Please download the attached information sheet and application document for further information about registration.

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


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.

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

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.

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)

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)

Course structure

Level 1
Trimester 1

HSE010Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety (0 credit points)

HBS109Human Structure and Function *

HSE101Principles of Exercise and Sport Science

HSE103Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science Practice

plus one elective unit

Trimester 2

HBS108Health Information and Data

HBS110Health Behaviour

HSE102Functional Human Anatomy

plus one elective unit

Level 2
Trimester 1
HSE201Exercise Physiology *

HSE203Exercise Behaviour

plus two elective units

Trimester 2

HSE202Biomechanics

HSE204Motor Learning and Development

plus two elective units

Level 3

Trimester 1
HSE301Principles of Exercise Prescription

HSE312Exercise and Sports Science Practicum

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

Trimester 2

HSE302Exercise Programming

HSE312Exercise 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

HSE105Principles of Sport Coaching

Trimester 2

HSE106Introduction to Sport Coaching Practice

Level 2

Trimester 1

HSE205Advanced Sport Coaching Theory and Practice

Trimester 2

HSE208Integrated Human Physiology

HSE212Physical Activity Promotion and Evaluation


Level 3
Trimester 1
HSE303Exercise Metabolism

HSE305Issues in Sport Coaching

HSE309Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise

HSE311Applied Sports Science 1

HSE313Understanding Children's Physical Activity

HSE323Clinical and Sport Biomechanics

Trimester 2

HSE304Physiology of Sport Performance

HSE314Applied Sports Science 2

HSE316Physical Activity and Population Health

HSE320Exercise in Health and Disease

HSE321Sport Coaching and Development Practicum

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)

HSE201Exercise Physiology

HSE208Integrated Human Physiology

HSE301Principles of Exercise Prescription

HSE303Exercise Metabolism

HSE304Physiology of Sport Performance

HSE320Exercise in Health and Disease

Physical Activity and Health - unit set code MJ-H000023

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

HBS107Understanding Health

HBS110Health Behaviour

HSE203Exercise Behaviour

HSE212Physical Activity Promotion and Evaluation

HSE313Understanding Children's Physical Activity

HSE316Physical Activity and Population Health

Sports Nutrition - unit set code MJ-H000028

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

HSN101Food: Nutrition, Culture and Innovation
HSN211Nutritional Physiology - New unit 2015

HSN202Lifespan Nutrition

HSE303Exercise Metabolism

HSN305Assessing Food Intake and Activity

HSN307Sports Nutrition: Theory and Practice

Students who have previously completed HSN201 do not need to also complete HSN211

Sport Coaching - unit set code MJ-H000011

Burwood (Melbourne)

HSE105Principles of Sport Coaching

HSE106Introduction to Sport Coaching Practice

HSE204Motor Learning and Development *

HSE205Advanced Sport Coaching Theory and Practice

HSE305Issues in Sport Coaching

HSE321Sport Coaching and Development Practicum

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.

HSE208Integrated Human Physiology

HSE303Exercise Metabolism

HSE304Physiology of Sport Performance

HSE309Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise

HSE311Applied Sports Science 1

HSE314Applied Sports Science 2

HSE320Exercise in Health and Disease

HSE323Clinical 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

HSE101Principles of Exercise and Sport Science

HSE103Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science Practice

HSE105Principles of Sport Coaching (elective unit)

Trimester 2

HSE102Functional Human Anatomy

Please download the attached information sheet and application document for further information about registration.

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

Note: This course is currently accredited as at the date of publishing. The eligibility of students for membership of the accrediting body is subject to meeting the requirements of ESSA. Deakin University makes no representation that students will meet those requirements.

 

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