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Deakin ‘provides you with a great opportunity to learn and develop your knowledge in your chosen area of sport science with a practical focus always in mind’.
|Award granted||Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus|
|Length||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Indicative annual fee 2013||$7,660* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|Faculty contacts||Health - Student and Academic Services|
Tel 03 9251 7777
|VTAC Codes||14411 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
15471 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
|CRICOS course code||045332G|
|Deakin course code||H343|
Note: Course structure applies for students who commence in 2013. Students who commenced prior to 2013 should refer to previous online Handbooks or consult your course enrolment officer.
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 only undergraduate course in Victoria that directly facilitates this membership.
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.
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.
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.
On campus Burwood units only available to Burwood based students.
|HBS109||Human Structure and Function *|
|HSE101||Principles of Exercise and Sport Science|
|HSE103||Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science Practice|
plus one elective unit
|HBS108||Health Information and Data (wholly online unit)|
|HSE102||Functional Human Anatomy|
|HSE201||Exercise Physiology *|
|HSE204||Motor Learning and Development|
|HSE301||Principles of Exercise Prescription (offered at G from 2014)|
|HSE312||Exercise and Sports Science Practicum (offered at G from 2014)|
|HSE302||Exercise Programming (offered at Geelong from 2014)|
|HSE312||Exercise and Sports Science Practicum (if not completed in trimester 1)(offered at G from 2014)|
* Unit also available in trimester 3 2012
EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE ELECTIVE UNITS
Electives are offered subject to availability of resources and quotas where applicable.
|HSE105||Principles of Sport Coaching|
|HSE106||Introduction to Sport Coaching Practice|
|HSE208||Integrated Human Physiology|
|HSE212||Physical Activity Promotion and Evaluation|
|HSE309||Behavioural Aspects of Sport and Exercise|
|HSE311||Applied Sports Science 1|
|HSE313||Understanding Children's Physical Activity|
|HSE323||Clinical and Sport Biomechanics|
|HSE304||Physiology of Sport Performance|
|HSE314||Applied Sports Science 2|
|HSE316||Physical Activity and Population Health|
|HSE320||Exercise in Health and Disease|
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.
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.