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M89 Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science)

This course prepares students for professional roles in a variety of positions in the private, corporate and government sectors which require personnel with high levels of competence in the area of Exercise and Sports Science. Graduates have successful careers in speciality areas such as exercise rehabilitation, sports administration, physical education teaching, sports coaching, exercise science and strength and conditioning.  Nutrition, health promotion, human performance, human biology, sports management, occupational health and safety, psychology, business and physical activity and health are available to be studied as a minor. Following completion of this degree students are eligible for Exercise Science membership with Exercise Sports Science Australia (ESSA). The Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science) Degree (M89) is an accredited degree with ESSA.

Course Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.

 

Students specialising in Exercise and Sports Science must complete 17 core units (255 credit points) in Exercise and Sports Science.  In addition, they must complete one Prescribed Elective (15 credit points) plus a six unit Minor (90 credit points) from a selected list, or a further 6 Recommended Electives from a selected list.

 

If students are considering entry into the fourth year, Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science and Rehabilitation) degree, they must complete a recommended set of electives instead of the Minor. The Exercise Science and Rehabilitation degree enables graduates to gain accreditation as an 'Exercise Physiologist' through ESSA (see www.essa.org.au).

 

If students are considering entry into post graduate studies for Physiotherapy or Dietetics they they must complete a recommended set of electives instead of the Minor. 

 
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Standard university admission requirements.

 
COURSE LOCATION
This course is available on Joondalup Campus.
 
MODE OF STUDY
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
 
MODE OF DELIVERY
This course is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.
 
COURSE STRUCTURE

The course consists of 17 core Exercise and Sports Science units (255 credit points), one prescribed elective (15 credit points) plus a six unit minor (90 credit points) or six recommended electives (105 credit points).  To complete the degree students must achieve a total of 360 credit points.

 

17 Exercise and Sports Science units + 1 Prescribed Elective + 1 Minor (6 units)

or

17 Exercise and Sports Science units + 1 Prescribed Elective + 6 Recommended Electives

 
YEAR ONE
Semester 1
EBH1101 Human Anatomy 15
EBH1102 Human Physiology 15
SPS1108 Foundations of Social Psychology 15
SPS2107 Acquisition of Skill 15
Semester 2
SPS1104 Principles of Exercise Programming 15
SPS2103 Sports Biomechanics 1 15
NUT1121 Human Nutrition 15
Minor 1 or Recommended Elective 1
 
YEAR TWO
Semester 1
SPS3204 Sports Biomechanics 2 15
SPS2203 Principles and Practices of Resistance Training 15
SPS2201 Physiology of Exercise 1 (Cardiorespiratory) 15
Minor 2 or Recommended Elective 2
Semester 2
MAT3101 Statistical Research Methods 15
SPS3303 Motor Control 15
SPS2301 Exercise Rehabilitation 15
Prescribed Elective
 
YEAR THREE
Semester 1
SPS2108 Physical Activity and Health 15
SPS2122 Exercise and Sports Science Practicum 15
Minor 3 or Recommended Elective 3
Minor 4 or Recommended Elective 4
Semester 2
SPS3101 Psychology of Sport and Exercise 15
SPS3301 Physiology of Exercise 2 (Applied Physiology) 15
Minor 5 or Recommended Elective 5
Minor 6 or Recommended Elective 6
 
PRESCRIBED ELECTIVES
All Students are required to select one elective from either: SPS3203, SPS1210 or SPS1107

 
SPS3203 Human Movement and Disability 15
SPS1107 Sports Science Applications 1 15
SPS1210 Performance Analysis and Player Monitoring in Sport 15
 
MINOR STUDIES
Health Promotion
Human Biology
Human Performance
Nutrition
Sports Management (4 units only) *
Occupational Health&Safety
Physical Activity&Health
Psychology
Business Edge (4 units only)*

Other areas may be selected with the approval of the course coordinator.
* Students completing the Sports Management or Business Edge minor must select an additional two units from either the Prescribed or Recommended electives.


 
 
RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES
Students who do not select a Minor must select a further 6 units from the list below dependent on interests and/or career pathways.

Recommended elective units for a career pathway to Clinical Exercise Physiology are SPS3120 and SPS3121. Students should enrol into these units in year 3.

Recommended elective units for a career pathway to Physiotherapy are SCP1134, SCH2111, SCH3236, SCH1104 and OCT1206.

Recommended elective units for a career pathway to Dietetics are SCC1123 or SCC1111, SCC1226, SCC2211, NUT2220, SCH2232 and NUT3215.
 
Available Semester 1
SPS1120 Performance Studies 2 15
SCC1123 Chemistry for the Life Sciences 15
SCC1111 General Chemistry > 15
SCC1226 Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 15
SCC2211 Organic Chemistry 15
SPS3120 Psycho-social Aspects in Physical Activity and Chronic Disease 15
SCH3236 Pharmacology 15
NUT3215 Exercise Nutrition 15
SPS2111 Performance Studies 6 15
SPS3205 Performance Studies 3 15
Available Semester 2
SPS1205 Performance Studies 1 15
SCH1104 Introduction to Pathophysiology 15
SCP1134 Foundations of Physics 15
OCT1206 Neuroscience 15
SPS1210 Performance Analysis and Player Monitoring in Sport 15
SPS1107 Sports Science Applications 1 15
NUT2220 Nutritional Assessment 15
SCH2111 Applied Physiology 15
SCH2232 Medical Biochemistry 15
SPS3203 Human Movement and Disability 15
SPS3121 Professional Skills in Clinical Exercise Physiology 15
SPS3206 Performance Studies 4 15
 
Students who select and complete a unit from the prescribed elective list cannot select and enrol into that same unit for a recommended elective.
 
> Students with no prior Chemistry study enrol in SCC1123. Students who have completed year 12 Chemistry enrol in SCC1111
 
 
 
 
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:
http://intranet.ecu.edu.au/student/support/student-equity

Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2013 VET: 20/05/2013