Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences

Duration3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Location
Rockhampton
Next start termTerm 1, 2024
Study modeOn Campus
Course codeCG85
CRICOS069480J
First-year fee
A$36,120 ifyf
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Overview

Study the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences and discover the diverse world of human movement – a field that applies to human fitness, elite performance, family and community health, lifestyle management, occupational health and safety and personal health.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences will equip you with practical skills in the various disciplines relevant to exercise and sport sciences such as anatomy and physiology, nutrition, exercise physiology, biomechanics, health and sport psychology, motor control and learning, and exercise prescription and delivery.

You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the processes and mechanisms of the human body as they relate to exercise and sport science and have the flexibility to pursue an area of interest, and can choose a minor in biomedical sciences, management and business or secondary teaching. Benefit from small class sizes and a personalised learning experience that caters to your individual needs, enabling you to graduate work-ready and with skills highly desired by employers. Your studies will include a mix of theory and hands-on laboratory experiences so you can apply what you have learned directly into practice.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences includes work-integrated learning placements giving you exposure to real workplace environments. During these placements, you will apply skills learned throughout the course and gain practical experience conducting exercise assessment, prescription, and delivery for a range of populations.

  • Ishani Senanayake, a student from Sri Lanka, smiling in front of train tacks and trees
    I am a Sri Lankan National Swimmer and a South Asian Games Silver Medallist who participated for the world championships. Studying Sports Science leads me to engage in athlete's high-performance programs and learn more about sports endurance and physiology theories.

    Ishani Senanayake

    Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences I Sri Lanka

Career Opportunities

Completing the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences is your gateway into many diverse professions in Australia and overseas. Employment opportunities exist in areas such as:

  • regional and state sporting organisations
  • corporate health and fitness
  • government agencies associated with exercise, sport, physical activity and health
  • sports institutes and academies
  • professional sports training, coaching and development, strength and conditioning
  • rehabilitation clinics and hospitals
  • private business in personal training and rehabilitation
  • universities and colleges with involvement in education and research.

The course may also be a suitable pathway into further study in exercise and sport science, physiotherapy, medicine and nutrition. If you are interested in teaching physical education at secondary schools, you may choose to go on to complete the Master of Teaching (Secondary).

Structure & Availability


COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete a total of 24 units including 18 core units, and a minor consisting of six units in either biomedical science, secondary teaching or business and management.

UNIT INFORMATION
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

On-Campus Availability

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Term 1, 2024Rockhampton
Term 1, 2025Rockhampton

Biomedical Sciences minor
Advance your knowledge in areas related to exercise and sport science or pursue further studies in a health-related field such as physiotherapy, clinical exercise physiology, or medicine. Plus, this minor deepens your knowledge and skills in specialised areas of physiology and sports sciences such as cardiorespiratory, neurological, and sleep physiology, pathophysiology, sports injury prevention and management, and sports psychology.


Management and Business minor
Gain expertise in the business aspect of the sport and exercise industry with this minor. You'll gain specific knowledge in sport management as well as marketing, occupational health and safety, and human resources. Through a work-integrated learning placement, you will also gain skills in core management areas that are fundamental to business operations.


Secondary Teaching minor
This minor will prepare you for entry into a postgraduate teacher education course. Your teaching area options include Accounting, Biology, Business, Chemistry, English, Geography, History, Home Economics and Hospitality, Industrial Technology and Design, and Mathematics.

Students studying via Online will be required to attend compulsory residential schools for some units. Please see the More Details section for further information.

Professional Practice - Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA)

Core

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences is accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). Graduates from the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences course between 2014 and 2024 (inclusive) can gain professional recognition as an Accredited Exercise Scientist.

Note: When applying for accreditation through ESSA, Academic transcripts prior to 2020 must state ESSA accredited stream or be accompanied by a letter to confirm ESSA accredited minor was completed.

Advanced Exercise Prescription and Delivery - ESSC13008

Students must complete a compulsory practicum experience with healthy populations under the supervision of a health professional. Placement hours will consist of a range of activities relevant to exercise and sport sciences and include exercise assessment, prescription, and delivery.

Professional Practice in Exercise and Sports Science - ESSC13009

Students must complete a compulsory practicum experience with healthy populations under the supervision of a health professional. Placement hours will consist of a range of activities relevant to exercise and sport sciences and include exercise assessment, prescription, and delivery.

Advanced Clinical Exercise Science - ESSC13005

Students must complete an observational placement in a clinical setting where exercise is used in the assessment, treatment, or prevention of chronic or complex health conditions.

Across the three-year course, students will complete up to 240 hours of work-integrated learning through voluntary experience and observation in professional practice placements, working with the general population, athletic populations, and clinical populations. Additional practical experience is provided through laboratory activities and research projects conducted throughout the course units.

Requirements

Recommended study

Domestic - English, maths, biology and/or physical education subject.

When applying, you must demonstrate that you have met the listed Entry Requirements and English Language Proficiency requirements.

After you have applied and enrolled in this course, you will need to be able to meet the Security and Health Requirements as these generally relate to work-integrated learning activities that form part of your course. You will be provided with more information about security and health requirements after enrolling in the relevant units that these relate to. 

Entry Requirements

English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent); or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full-time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland or Untied States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 7.0 with a minimum 7.0 in each subset; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBt - 94 or better overall and no score less than 24 for listening and reading, 27 for writing, and 23 for speaking; or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 65 with no sub-score less than 65

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

COVID-19 vaccination is strongly recommended for students attending WIL placements in the healthcare industry. This vaccination may be mandatory for some placement providers.

Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) placements apply to this course and as such are subject to compulsory pre-placement conditions referred to as mandatory checks and are outlined in the health, security and other compulsory requirements sections. Mandatory checks are determined by industry, organisations, legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures. To be eligible for a WIL placement, students must first achieve compliance with mandatory checks by each closing date prior to a WIL placement and maintain current evidence for the duration of the course. 

Mandatory health requirements may include immunisation and vaccination evidence (and serology where required) to the following diseases: COVID-19, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps and Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis, Influenza, and Tuberculosis screening. Additional vaccinations and screening are subject to the site or state health authority. 

Mandatory security requirements include an Australian Federal Police clearance, working with children check, and NDIS worker screening clearance. 

Other mandatory requirements may include a First Aid and CPR certificate, student agreement to privacy and confidentiality, fitness to participate in WIL student declaration, jurisdictional and site-specific compulsory requirements, and other training modules. 

You will have to meet this course's inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
International Indicative First Term FeeA$18,060
International Indicative First Year FeeA$36,120

Please note the following important information:

  • Fees are in Australian dollars (A$).
  • Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
  • Fees are based on a full-time study load and the final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.
  • The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.
  • Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
  • It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.
  • The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course in the same academic year. This estimate assumes a full-time study load of 4 units per term (based on two terms).
  • Students not on an Australian student visa can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.
  • Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.
  • International students studying on-campus in Australia may take no more than 33 per cent of their entire course by online education, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).

Please refer to our international course fees page.

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

How to apply

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.