Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud CampusNo
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code045332G
Deakin course codeH343

Course sub-headings

Course 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).

Indicative student 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.

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.

Graduates awarded 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 and should seek further clarification from a course advisor about 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

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

Course rules

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 must include the following:

  • 14 core units (these are compulsory)
  • 10 elective units (you can choose which ones to study)
  • at least 2 of those elective units must be from the Faculty of Health
  • a maximum of 10 credit points may be taken at level 1
  • a minimum of 4 credit points must be at level 3
  • A maximum of 8 credit points may be selected from other faculties of the University.
  • HSE010 Exercise and Sport Science Laboratory Safety must be completed prior to your first laboratory based unit in this course
  • If you are completing HSE101 you are required to complete a Level 2 First Aid at your own expense. Current Level 2 First Aid certificates will be accepted.

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.

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

Major sequences

Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.

Specialisations

Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

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

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

Level 1 - Trimester 2

HBS110Health Behaviour

HSE102Functional Human Anatomy

HSE104Research Methods and Statistics in Exercise and Sport

plus one elective unit  

Level 2 - Trimester 1

HSE201Exercise Physiology *

HSE203Exercise Behaviour

plus two elective units

Level 2 - Trimester 2

HSE202Biomechanics

HSE204Motor Learning and Development

plus two elective units

Level 3 - Trimester 1

HSE301Exercise Prescription for Fitness and Health

HSE312Exercise and Sports Science Practicum ^

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

plus two elective units

Level 3 - 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 2016

Elective units

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

Level 1 - Trimester 2

HSE106Introduction to Sport Coaching Practice

Level 2 - Trimester 1

HSE205Advanced Sport Coaching Theory and Practice

Level 2 - 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

HSE313Children's Physical Activity and Sport

HSE323Clinical and Sport Biomechanics

Level 3 - 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 ~

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.

Details of specialisations

Exercise Science - ESSA Sequence

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)


Unit set code

SP-H000001


Professional recognition

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.


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

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)


Overview

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.


Units

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 refer to the Physical Activity Australia website for further information about registration.

Students are able to complete 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.

Certificate IV in Fitness - Physical Activity Australia

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)


Professional recognition

Eligibility to register for equivalency at the level of Certificate IV in Fitness with Physical Activity Australia (PAA), is based on the successful completion of the core units listed below.


Units

HSE102Functional Human Anatomy

HSE105Principles of Sport Coaching

HSE204Motor Learning and Development

HSE301Exercise Prescription for Fitness and Health

HSE302Exercise Programming

HSE309Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise

HSE311Applied Sports Science 1

HSE312Exercise and Sports Science Practicum

HSE314Applied Sports Science 2

HSE320Exercise in Health and Disease

Evidence of completion of the following core business modules via an RTO (Registered Training Organisation) must also be supplied.

BSBSMB401A - Establish legal & risk management requirements of small business

BSBSMB403A - Market the small business

BSBSMB404A - Undertake small business planning

These modules can be undertaken through any RTO, however the following have been negotiated specifically for Deakin students via PAA:

eFit academy Pty Ltd

The College of Health and Fitness

Please refer to the Physical Activity Australia website for further information about registration.

Students are able to complete both the Exercise Science – ESSA sequence and Certificate IV 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.