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What will I learn?

Be part of a growing demand for graduates with training in the field of exercise and biomedical sciences. Victoria University's Bachelor of Science in Biomedical and Exercise Science is a dual disciplinary degree.

It integrates biomedical science and exercise science into a compelling new area of study in the environments of physical activity, sport, and health research covering:

  • the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology
  • biochemistry, biomechanics and kinesiology
  • psychology
  • how the structure and function of the body is influenced by exercise
  • how it is impacted by disease.

You will learn to apply theoretical knowledge and analytical techniques to a range of practical and clinical scenarios including learning in industry, workplace and community settings. You will also gain experience and develop a solid foundation in designing research methodologies, and performing analytical research by participating in active research as a team member.

Victoria University is equipped with new medical research facilities at Sunshine Hospital, and exercise and sport science facilities at our Footscray Park campus.

The course is closely linked with:

  • The University’s Institute of Sports, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
  • Collaborative Research Network in partnership with the University of Melbourne and the Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS).

This course provides a framework for the acquisition of further specialist knowledge and skills, enabling graduates to successfully enter professional settings within the health sector, including industry and research or pursue post-graduate studies in allied health courses.

Careers in biomedical and exercise science

The Bachelor of Biomedical and Exercise Science course provides a platform for a pathway to pursue further specialist knowledge and skills.

Graduates successfully enter professional settings within the medical, public health and sporting sectors, including government, industry and research sectors, or pursue post-graduate studies in allied health courses.

Graduate of the Bachelor of Biomedical and Exercise Science:

  • may undertake further study in the fields of clinical exercise science, sports science, biomedical science, dietetics, education or other doctoral studies.
  • will be equipped for exercise and health research
  • often choose to work in scientific, research or sporting science organisations.

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Biomedical and Exercise Science students will be required to complete 288 credit points consisting of:

  • 96 credit points of First Year Core studies;
  • 192 credit points of remaining Core studies.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Apply a broad and coherent knowledge of the fundamentals of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, psychology to investigate health and disease, nutrition and exercise science

2. Apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations in laboratory simulated learning environments, and community and industry settings, independently and as part of a research team

3. Critically review the principles of scientific research, experiment design and project design and consider social, cultural, and environmental issues

4. Critically analyse and synthesise biomedical and exercise science literature and data

5. Elucidate written and oral knowledge to a range of associates including supervisors, peers, research teams; community and industry partners

6. Reflect on own learning and career goals and the development of strategies for achieving them

Which department am I in?

College of Health and Biomedicine

CRICOS

096481F

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,700.00 (16,88,669) per year
AUD $15,350 per semester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected February 2023

Venue

Victoria University

Footscray Park campus,

Ballarat Road,

FOOTSCRAY,

Victoria,

3011, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry into undergraduate courses (for example a bachelor degree) generally requires you to have completed a secondary school qualification equivalent to an Australian Year 12 certificate. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0); TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67. Section score no less than: Listening: 12, Speaking: 18, Reading: 15, Writing: 21. Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50-57 (no section score less than 50); University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 169. No individual band less than 169. VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 5): achieved.

For international students

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English (or equivalent). AND: A study score of at least 20 in two of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Health & Human Development, any Mathematics or Physical Education. OR: Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent). OR: Completion of a Foundation course or equivalent.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67 (Listening 12, Speaking 18, Reading 15, Writing 21)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50 (no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 169. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 4): achieved.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About Victoria University

With over 100 years of educational prestige, Victoria University has earned its spot in the top 2% of universities worldwide.

  • Top 2% university globally (Times Higher Education 2021)
  • Revolutionary Block Model learning methods
  • VU ranked #1 nationally for Employability Skills
  • #3 in Australia for Learner Engagement (SES 2020)