Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science/Bachelor of Psychological Science
James Cook University - Townsville

Course outline

This course combines two fields of study highly sought after in the jobs market. The Sport and Exercise Science degree provides students with a comprehensive understanding of how the human body responds to physical activity while the Psychological Science degree exposes students to the study of the human mind and develops a strong foundation of psychological theory, practice, and research skills. Students have access to world-class technical, training and testing facilities, including our new state of the art JCU Sport Performance Hub. Students undertake supervised, practical placements to develop professional and work-ready skills. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science/Bachelor of Psychological Science at JCU.

Other requirements

Students must complete 140 hours of practical experience with sporting, professional and community bodies including institutes/academies of sport, hospitals, professional sporting clubs, defence forces, fitness centres, and other allied health services. Prior to taking professional placements, students must provide evidence of immunity to hepatitis B, MMR, varicellla, and pertussis, and current Provide First Aid and CPR certificates. Students must also be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. A Suitability Card is required and an Australian Federal Police check may be required; refer to institution. Students must complete all professional experience placement requirements by the prescribed deadlines and maintain currency of these requirements in order to stay admitted in the course.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for JCU and for this course, refer to the JCU website.

Prerequisites

English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C); Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

Recommended study
One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Health or Physical Education (Units 3 and 4, C)
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

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Career opportunities

Community and corporate health and fitness, government agencies associated with sport, physical activity and health, sports academies, research.

Course Code
317161
Start Date
Offer rounds
Fee
CSP/$9600 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

5 years Full time or 10 years Part time

Location
Townsville