Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
Southern Cross University - Coffs Harbour

Course outline

This degree provides a comprehensive study of sport sciences and how the human body responds to exercise. Students learn about human movement, biomechanics, movement control, exercise physiology, exercise and sport psychology, coaching and exercise prescription, with the opportunity to specialise in either business management, physical education or strength, conditioning and coaching. Students undertake 140 hours of professional placement in the final year of the course.
Our graduates work in many areas of sport and health, including sports psychology, nutrition, teaching, coaching, performance testing, health promotion and education. This degree may also provide a pathway to the Master of Teaching that can prepare students as PDHPE teachers in secondary settings. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science at Southern Cross University.

Note

For students commencing in July, course duration is 3.5F or 7P.

Majors

Business and management; physical education; strength, conditioning and coaching.

Other requirements

Before undertaking clinical placements, students must fulfil certain prerequisites including vaccination against specific diseases (note a full course of vaccination may take several months), a criminal record check and working with children clearance, and completion of a nationally accredited first aid certificate; refer to Southern Cross University for details.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for Southern Cross University and for this course, refer to SCU’s website.

Prerequisites

Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

Recommended study
English; Mathematical Methods; at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Health, Physical Education or Physics; a business subject
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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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, 2024

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Notes

Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Exercise scientist in sports coaching, strength training and conditioning, sport development, performance testing and talent identification, personal training and gym instruction, health promotion, occupational rehabilitation and sports or recreation facility and program management.

Course Code
055551
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

Fee
CSP/$8,948 (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
Mid North Coast NSW