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Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences - CG85

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.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:69 ATAR:69

UNITS/CREDITS

24/144

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Rockhampton

RECOMMENDED STUDY

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

CRICOS

069480J

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, exercise 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, with your choice of Minor. 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 learnt 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.

Core Units 18 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units 6

INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS
As an exercise and sport sciences student, you will benefit from our strong connections with industry that see your course material taught by experienced lecturers with relevant and current experience in exercise and sport sciences allowing you to take advantage of the knowledge and insight that real practitioners can provide.

REAL-WORLD OPPORTUNITIES
Through your studies, you will have the opportunity to complete authentic practical experiences with real-world exercise and sport sciences scenarios. You will complete four placements with sport and fitness organisations that allow you to apply your discipline knowledge to specific scenarios. These placements develop your skills, knowledge, and experience in conducting client assessments, coaching, treating or preventing chronic or complex health conditions, and promoting, organising and implementing a sports event. You will also gain practical experience through laboratory activities and research projects that form part of the units that you study. These experiences are designed to enhance your work readiness and the career opportunities that you may explore when you graduate.  

CAREER FOCUSSED
The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences offers broad career outcomes in health and sports organisations, government agencies, rehabilitation clinics and hospitals, and institutes that have a focus on sports, movement, health, and fitness. You can tailor your studies to your interests and career aspirations with a choice from three minors.

Aligning your interests to your career…

Biomedical Sciences
The biomedical sciences option equips you with advanced knowledge and skills of specialised areas of physiology and sport sciences. You will be prepared for careers in 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.

Management and Business
The management and business study option develop your skills and knowledge in management, marketing, occupational health and safety, and human resources. You’ll be prepared for a wide range of career options in management and administration in regional and state sporting organisations, government agencies associated with exercise, sport, physical activity and health, professional sporting organisations, regional and state sports development, media, private business, and lifestyle management.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2022Rockhampton
MinorsUnitsDescription
Biomedical Sciences6

Students complete a total of 6 units, including the 5 compulsory units and 1 other level 2 or 3 unit selected from Biomedical Sciences units below:

BMSC12001 Histological and Cytological Techniques

BMSC12003 Haematology and Transfusion Science

BMSC12013 Nutritional Physiology

BMSC13006 Advanced Neurophysiological Measurement

BMSC13009 Immunology

Management and Business6

Students must complete a total of 6 units, including 4 compulsary units and the final 2 units can be selected from Marketing and Business units below:

MGMT13151 Entrepreneurship, Innovation and New Ventures

MGMT19128 Strategy and Change

MGMT19105 Quality Management

MGMT19126 Operations Management

HRMT19021 Principles of Employment Relations

HRMT19013 HR Training and Development

HRMT19014 HR Planning, Recruitment and Selection

HRMT19012 Performance Management

HRMT19016 Contemporary HRM Issues

HRMT19023 Conflict and Negotiation

HRMT19020 Perspectives on Organisational Change

MRKT19031 Consumer Behaviour

MRKT19037 International Marketing

Secondary Teaching6
Unit NameCodeDescription
Advanced Exercise Prescription and DeliveryESSC13008Students 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 ScienceESSC13009Students 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 ESSC13005Students 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.

Students studying via Online will be required to attend compulsory residential schools for some units. Please see the More Details section for further information.
Entry scores are not applicable for this course.

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.

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.

Security Requirements

As a part of this course, students will undertake work integrated learning.

To participate in work integrated learning, students may require the following:

  • Student Deed Poll
  • Working with Children Card
  • Criminal Police Check

Additional checks and documentation may also be required, depending on the type of placement site as different organisations / placement sites. For additional information, please refer to the CQUniversity Handbook.

Health Requirements

As a part of this course, students will undertake work integrated learning. To participate in work integrated learning, students may require the following vaccinations:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella
  • DTpa (Whooping Cough)
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • Tuberculosis Screening

Additional vaccinations may also be required. This will depend on the type of placement site and the site location, as different states have different vaccinations regulations and requirements. For instance, students who undertake placement in remote Australia may require the Hepatitis A and Japanese encephalitis vaccination. Placement in Western Australia and Northern Territory require students also have the MRSA – Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus vaccination before commencing placement, and some states also require students to have the Influenza Vaccination (some states have this as a requirement and other states this is recommended but not mandatory).
Students may also be required to hold a current First Aid / CPR certificate. For additional information, please refer to the CQUniversity Handbook.

Assumed Knowledge

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

Graduates of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences degree from CQUniversity have the expertise to enter a wide range of relevant employment fields throughout Australia and overseas. Employment opportunities exist in 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, and in universities and colleges with involvement in education and research. Many others have also completed their course (degree) and directly entered into further study in exercise and sport science, physiotherapy, medicine and nutrition.

Students wishing to pursue a career as a secondary school physical education teacher are recommended to complete CG85 Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences following the Secondary Teaching minor and then apply for entry into the postgraduate teacher education course.

Students completing the ESSA accredited Stream of this course between 2014 and 2018 (inclusive) can gain accreditation in ‘Exercise Science’ with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

2022 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
International Indicative First Term Fee$16,560.00
International Indicative First Year Fee$33,120.00

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).

»» International students holding 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).For more information, please submit your enquiry at www.cqu.edu.au/international-enquire

Please refer to our international course fees page.

This course is available at our regional campuses, and you will automatically be eligible for an International Student Scholarship – Regional

QueenslandROK: 858621; CNS: 828621; MKY: 858621; ONL: 858625
New South WalesONL: 160461
VictoriaONL: 1700110471 
Western AustraliaONL: 150461
South AustraliaONL: 5C4031


If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.

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

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Transcript

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