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M89 Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science)

The Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science) course is designed to give students the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge and sound practical skills in the various disciplines taught within the program.  In addition, marketing, management and counselling skills relevant to the Health, Sport and Exercise areas are available to be studied as supporting majors, minors and electives.


Students specialising in Exercise and Sports Science must complete a sixteen unit Major (240cp's) in Sports Science.  In addition, they must complete eight units (120cp's) by selecting one of the following eight unit sequences:


1.     An eight unit supporting major from a selected area.


2.     A six unit minor study (from a selected area) plus two electives.


If students are considering either automatic accreditation with the Australian Association of Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS) or are considering gaining entry into the Four Year Exercise Science and Rehabilitation course (AAESS Accredited), then students should complete the Professional Accreditation Major (Human Performance Major 2006).

This course is available on Joondalup Campus.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.

Exercise and Sports Science major – 240 credit points (16 units)

Eight unit Supporting Major or six unit Minor, plus two Electives – 120 credit points (8 units)

Semester 1
EBH1101 Human Anatomy 15
EBH1102 Human Physiology 15
SPS1102 Sports Biomechanics 1 15
Minor 1 or Supporting Major 1
Semester 2
NUT1202 Introductory Sports Nutrition 15
SPS1104 Principles of Exercise Programming 15
SPS1108 Foundations of Social Psychology 15
Minor 2 or Supporting Major 2
Semester 1
SPS2201 Physiology of Exercise 1 (Cardiorespiratory) 15
SPS2202 Care and Prevention of Injuries 15
SPS2203 Principles and Practices of Resistance Training 15
Minor 3 or Supporting Major 3
Semester 2
SPS2107 Acquisition of Skill 15
SPS2301 Exercise Rehabilitation 15
SPS2303 Sports Science Applications 2 15
Minor 4 or Supporting Major 4
Semester 1
SPS3101 Psychology of Sport and Exercise 15
SPS3302 Motor Control 15
Minor 5 or Supporting Major 5
Elective 1 or Supporting Major 6
Semester 2
SPS3202 Sports Biomechanics 2 15
SPS3301 Physiology of Exercise 2 (Applied Physiology) 15
Minor 6 or Supporting Major 7
Elective 2 or Supporting Major 8

Students choosing to undertake a Supporting Major Study program will complete a prescribed set of eight units in their chosen second major area. Examples include:

Health Promotion
Human Biology
Leisure Sciences
Professional Accreditation
Sport Management

Students choosing to undertake a Minor Study plus Electives program will complete a prescribed set of six units offered by the School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences or another School or Faculty, plus two electives. Examples include:

Health Promotion
Human Biology
Human Performance
Leisure Sciences
Sport Management

Other areas may be selected with the approval of the course coordinator.

INDUSTRY PRACTICE is incorporated as part of SPS2303 Sports Science Applications 2. This is designed to provide students with experience of the day-to-day operation of various health, exercise and sporting agencies in the community. All students are required to undertake industry practice during the course as determined by the Course Coordinator in association with participating agencies.
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:

Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2006 VET: 31/03/2006