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Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
UniSC - University of the Sunshine Coast - Moreton Bay

Course outline

Train your mind to help others improve their health. Exercise scientists use the science of human movement to make life more enjoyable and prevent common lifestyle diseases. This program teaches the science and theories behind human movement and sporting performance and provides hands-on skills to work as a qualified exercise scientist.

In this program you will gain in-depth knowledge in areas such as functional anatomy, motor control and learning, exercise physiology and biomechanics. You’ll test and train athletes in UniSC’s nationally accredited sports science labs as you learn about sports psychology, performance analysis, coaching and exercise rehabilitation. For more information, visit Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.

Note

First and second year courses only will be offered at Moreton Bay campus from Semester 1, 2024. Some placement host organisations have chosen to continue requiring COVID-19 vaccination. If you are not fully vaccinated, it is important to know that placement opportunities in your program may be limited and may result in a delay to your placement.

Other requirements

Students must complete 270 hours of supervised practice to complete the degree (140 hours are required for ESSA accreditation). Before undertaking placements, students must provide evidence of immunisations, first aid training, satisfactory criminal history check, and hold a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check); refer to institution. The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast website.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast and for this course, refer to UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast’s website.

Prerequisites

Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Recommended study
English; General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics; Biology; at least one science subject (preferably Chemistry)
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

66.75

60.90

47.25

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

70.75

63.00

53.25

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, 2023

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

Number of students

<5*

0

<5*

<5*

0

N/P#

0

16

Percentage of all students

<5*

0.0%

<5*

<5*

0.0%

N/P#

0.0%

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
# N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students

Career opportunities

Exercise scientist, strength and conditioning coach, sports laboratory technician, sports development officer, physical activity and health promotion officer, sports coach.

Membership

Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA); Sports Medicine Australia. External accreditation requirements for this program allow for credit transfer to be granted for study completed at minimum of AQF level 7 bachelor degree level only. Credit transfer cannot be granted for study completed at VET level (advanced diploma or lower), or for non-formal learning.

Course Code
013541
Start Date

Offer rounds

11 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024

Fee
CSP/$10861 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Location
Moreton Bay
 
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