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M90 Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science and Rehabilitation)

The Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science and Rehabilitation) course is designed to give students the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge and sound professional skills in the treatment of people who are living with, or at risk of chronic disease, injury or disability.  Successful completion of this degree will satisfy the requirements necessary for Exercise Physiologist accreditation by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).  

This is a four year 480 credit point course (or part-time equivalent). The fourth year of the degree consists of five units  including a clinical practicum.


Standard University admission requirements apply. Portfolio applications are not accepted.


An ATAR of 75 is required for admission to this course.

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.

The course comprises 480 credit points (twenty nine units of study):

  • Twenty four mandatory units (405 credit points)
  • One prescribed elective unit (15 credit points)
  • Four recommended elective units (60 credit points)


In year 3, an Exercise and Sports Science Practicum unit (15 points) extends over the full year.

In year 4, a Clinical Exercise Physiology Practicum unit (40 credit points) extends over the full year.



Semester 1
EBH1101 Human Anatomy 15
EBH1102 Human Physiology 15
SPS1108 Foundations of Social Psychology 15
SPS1114 Acquisition of Skill 15
Semester 2
NUT1121 Human Nutrition 15
SPS1111 Foundations of Fitness and Training 15
SPS1113 Sports Biomechanics and Functional Anatomy 15
Recommended Elective 1
Semester 1
SPS2113 Sports Biomechanics 2 15
SPS2201 Physiology of Exercise 1 (Cardiorespiratory) 15
SPS2203 Principles and Practices of Resistance Training # 15
Recommended Elective 2
Semester 2
MAT2107 Statistical Research Methods 15
SPS2301 Exercise Rehabilitation 15
SPS2112 Motor Control 15
Prescribed Elective
# SPS2203 is a full-year unit. Lectures and laboratories are delivered in semester 1. Students undertake a 30 hour Internal Practicum in semester 2.
Semester 1
SPS3112 Exercise and Sports Science Practicum # 15
SPS3111 Physical Activity and Health 15
SPS3120 Psycho-social Aspects in Physical Activity and Chronic Disease 15
Recommended Elective 3
Semester 2
SPS3101 Psychology of Sport and Exercise 15
SPS3301 Physiology of Exercise 2 (Applied Physiology) 15
SPS3121 Professional Skills in Clinical Exercise Physiology 15
Recommended Elective 4
# SPS3112 is a full-year unit.
Semester 1
SPS4203 Clinical Exercise Physiology: Musculoskeletal 20 
SPS4116 Clinical Exercise Physiology: Cardiovascular&Pulmonary 20 
SPS4117 Clinical Exercise Physiology: Neurological and Neuromuscular 20 
SPS4126 Clinical Exercise Physiology: Practicum 40 
Semester 2
SPS4204 Clinical Exercise Physiology: Metabolic, Immunologic, and Hematologic 20 
SPS4126 is a full-year unit. Students will complete this unit in year 4, semester 2.
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
SPS2111 Performance Studies 6 15
NUT2211 Metabolic Biochemistry 15
SCH3236 Pharmacology 15
NUT3215 Exercise Nutrition 15
SPS3205 Performance Studies 3 15
HST1152 Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety 15
Available Semester 2
SCP1134 Foundations of Physics 15
OCT1206 Neuroscience 15
SCH1104 Introduction to Pathophysiology 15
SPS1210 Performance Analysis and Player Monitoring in Sport 15
SPS1107 Sports Science Applications 1 15
SPS1205 Performance Studies 1 15
SCH2111 Applied Physiology 15
NUT2220 Nutritional Assessment 15
SCH2232 Medical Biochemistry 15
SPS3203 Human Movement and Disability 15
SPS3206 Performance Studies 4 15
SPS3203 Human Movement and Disability 15
SPS1210 Performance Analysis and Player Monitoring in Sport 15
SPS1107 Sports Science Applications 1 15
Please note: students who select and complete a unit from the prescribed elective list cannot select that same unit for a recommended elective.
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: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014