Bachelor of Applied Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science)

Course overview

To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Applied Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sports Science), a candidate must complete 192 credit points, comprising:

  1. 12 credit points of degree core units of study as set out in Table A
  2. A major (48 credit points) in Exercise Science, as listed in Table A
  3. A minor (36 credit points) in Physical Activity and Health as listed in Table A
  4. Additional units of study to complete a major in Physical Activity and Health (48 credit points), or a second major (48 credit points) from Table S (Shared Pool of majors from across the university)
  5. 12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O
  6. A minimum of 24 credit points at 4000-level from Table A or Table S, including a research, community, industry or entrepreneurship project of at least 12 credit points; and
  7. Any additional elective units from Table A or Table S (Shared Pool of majors from across the university), to satisfy 192 credit points for the course.

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) has Qualifying Accreditation status at the level of Exercise Science.

The course will be submitted for consideration of full accreditation at the required stage. Full (or provisional) accreditation status must be awarded for graduates of the course to be eligible for accreditation credentialing with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA).

Following course completion and successful accreditation with ESSA, graduates are eligible to apply for membership of ESSA and accreditation as an exercise scientist.

As an exercise scientist accredited in Australia, graduates enjoy the privilege of being qualified within a country that possesses an outstanding reputation in this field. Graduates have the opportunity to utilise principles such as biomechanics, gait analysis, exercise prescription and assessment and to evaluate and improve the performance of a diverse range of apparently healthy clients.

More information about accreditation can be obtained from Exercise and Sports Science Australia.

Course Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will be able to:

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Course Learning Outcome

Graduate Quality

Graduate Quality

Graduate Quality

Graduate Quality

1

Extend knowledge and understanding of human structure, function, and behaviour to allow safe and effective engagement in physical activity and exercise to promote health and athletic performance

Depth of disciplinary expertise

 

 

 

2

Integrate knowledge from the basic, applied and social sciences to implement exercise and physical activity with a holistic view of people.

Critical thinking and Problem solving

Inventiveness

Depth of disciplinary expertise

 

3

Work collaboratively and effectively in interdisciplinary teams, demonstrating ethical, culturally sensitive and professional behaviour

Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Integrated professional, ethical and personal identity

Cultural competence

 

4

Engage others from different backgrounds and at different life stages in physical activity projects and exercise programs using a variety of tools, media and strategies appropriate to that audience.

Communication (oral and written)

Information and Digital literacy

Inventiveness

Influence

5

Design and deliver exercise programs using behaviour change strategies through synthesis of evidence, critical reflection and inventiveness

Depth of disciplinary expertise

Critical thinking and Problem solving

Inventiveness

Communication (oral and written)

6

Demonstrate the ability to interpret findings and problem solve in a wide range of health and performance contexts, using evidence to continue to refine best practise

Information and Digital literacy

Depth of disciplinary expertise

Critical thinking and Problem solving

 

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