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What will I learn?

Exercise and physical activity positively affect human life in a variety of ways - biologically, psychologically and socially. In this industry-relevant degree you will develop a holistic understanding of these impacts.

You can align your studies with your career aspirations, with the opportunity to select one of two primary streams in Exercise and Sport Science or Health and Physical Education. There is also the opportunity to select secondary study streams in Rehabilitation Sciences, Sports Coaching, Outdoor Education, Health Promotion, Nutrition or Advanced Exercise and Sport Science.

What you'll learn

From first year, you can choose to tailor the degree to your interests and career goals through primary streams in Health and Physical Education or Exercise and Sport Science. You can also choose a secondary study stream in a wide range of areas including Rehabilitation Sciences, Sports Coaching, Outdoor Education, Health Promotion, Nutrition or Advanced Exercise and Sport Science.

During your first year of study, you will develop a strong foundation in:

human anatomy and physiology
human movement professional practice
health and physical activity
growth and motor development
group and team psychology.

Second year studies will focus on:

motor learning
nutrition
exercise physiology
biomechanics

This degree teaches you practical skills and effective communication skills to facilitate interaction with a range of clients and peers. Depending on your choice of courses complete client screening, conduct laboratory and field testing, interpret scientific research and design and implement physical activity, exercise and training programs.

This degree teaches you practical skills and effective communication skills to facilitate interaction with a range of clients and peers, complete client screening, conduct laboratory and field testing, interpret scientific research and design and implement physical activity, exercise and training programs.

Your career:

Depending on your primary chosen stream, human movement graduates will be able to consider careers such as:

Sport Development Officer: responsible for coordinating club and athlete participation in sports programs, as well as improving the performance of individuals and teams
Community and Allied Health Worker: support and assist the work of allied health professionals, such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists and dieticians
Health and Wellbeing Advisor: provide advice on healthy active lifestyles and nutrition to support wellbeing
Human Movement Practitioner: engage a broad population of people and groups throughout the lifespan to be more physically active using a broad range of modalities for health, fitness and wellbeing
Outdoor Education Practitioner: facilitate nature-based outdoor learning experiences for personal and group development, health and wellbeing, environmental learning, sustainability and social justice
Sports Coach: provide expert training advice to sporting professionals, and analyse their performances to provide further feedback and development strategies.

CRICOS

027744D

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
A$30,300.00 (16,22,056) per year

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

Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

City East Campus

Corner of North Terrace and Frome Rd,

ADELAIDE,

South Australia,

5001, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 program. International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma IB Grade average of 26. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: Overall 6.0 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing); TOEFL iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 169; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE4.

For international students

Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result, and demonstrate that they fulfil any prerequisite requirements and essential requirements for admission:

Recent secondary education:

Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent and

Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or

Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points

or

Higher education study

Complete or partly complete a recognized higher education program at a recognized higher education institution

or

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Complete an award from a registered training organisation at Diploma level or above

or

Work and life experience

Hold completed secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE obtained more than 2 years in the past

English language requirements:

IELTS score of 6.5; TOEFL iBT score of 79 with no band less than 20; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 577 with TWE of 5.0; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 177; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 58 with no communicative score less than 58; CELUSA score of AE5.

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

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