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What will I learn?

Exercise scientists improve the health, performance and participation of individuals, teams and athletes through exercise programming and delivery, athlete training, and health advice. Psychological science explores how the mind works, and why people behave the way they do. Combined, you will be well prepared to help clients reach peak performance.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Psychological Science /Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science will complete a sequence in psychology that is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). This sequence will ensure graduates acquire an advanced understanding of human behaviour, as well as highly regarded employability skills.

Professional experience

In the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, students are required to complete 140 hours of appropriate professional experience (practicum) with accurate record-keeping, as part of course accreditation requirements.

Professional recognition

(a) Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) accreditation: This new degree has 'qualifying accreditation' status with Exercise & Sports Science Australia for the Strathfield and Melbourne campuses. This is the first step towards a full accreditation application at the Exercise Science level for graduates in the program from 2019. (Full accreditation also means that the course is approved as providing the appropriate knowledge and skills to enter our postgraduate Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology course).

Careers

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • counselling
  • child welfare and development
  • community work
  • education
  • health
  • human resources
  • marketing and market research
  • government and non-government health, sport and recreation departments
  • high performance sport organisations
  • sports institutes and academies
  • corporate fitness
  • health and fitness consultation
  • coaching

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health Sciences

CRICOS

098381E

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,336.00 (13,38,614) per year
Estimate total cost: AUD $97,344; Unit fee: AUD $3,042

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

Application deadline

Expected February 2023

More details

Start date

Expected February 2023

Venue

Melbourne Campus

115 Victoria Parade,

FITZROY,

Victoria,

3065, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,336.00 (13,38,614) per year
Estimate total cost: AUD $97,344; Unit fee: AUD $3,042

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

Application deadline

Expected February 2023

More details

Start date

Expected February 2023

Venue

Strathfield Campus

25A Barker Road,

STRATHFIELD,

New South Wales,

2135, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High School Diploma with minimum total score of 1370 for SAT I Critical Reading, SAT I: Mathematical and SAT I: Writing test scores (2015 and earlier);High School Diploma with minimum total score of 1040 for SAT I Critical Reading, SAT I: Mathematical and SAT I: Writing test scores (2016 onwards). Applicants must have must have the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate. English Language Requirements: Overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with an individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking; 5.5 in listening and reading); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 50 with a minimum of 50 in writing and speaking and a minimum of 42 in reading and listening; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 60: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 8 in reading and 7 in listening; ACU English Language Test: C (60-64%); Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE of 169 (Minimum score of 169 in writing and speaking and 162 in listening and reading).

For international students

Applicants require the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 7.0; Individual score of: 7.0 in all tests

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 65 with a minimum of 65 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 94: minimum 27 writing, 23 speaking, 24 reading and 24 listening

ACU English Language Test: A (75-100%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 185; Minimum score of 185 in all tests.

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

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