Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Become a sports scientist – work in sports performance developing healthy living and rehabilitation programs. Our new Health and Sports Precinct allows you to focus on practical learning in a hands-on environment, in addition to industry placements.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Flexible Delivery - Gippsland
Location
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Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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Flexible Delivery - Gippsland
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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Length
3 years
(360 credit points = 3.0 EFTSL)
ATAR
Year 12 applicants will be ranked based on their ATAR and ATAR Adjustment Factors – e.g. Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) and Subject Adjustments.

Our Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science enables you to develop knowledge and practical skills with core studies in biomechanics, anatomy, physiology and health, whilst pursuing an interest in either applied exercise programming, health or teaching. You will examine key aspects of sport science and learn how to plan, implement and evaluate healthy living and diverse populations.

Our new Health and Sports Precinct will support your practical learning, as well as industry placements – a program component that our students love the most. With support from us, you will gain valuable work experience within a range of exercise science industries both locally and state-wide.

Upon graduation, you will be eligible for registration with Exercise and Sport Science Australia, and be able to pursue a variety of career paths. Our graduates have successfully gained employment in high profile organisations including the NBA, NFL, AFL, NRL and Super Netball.

If you wish to progress to further study, the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science is a pathway to coursework masters degrees including a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology, Master of Strength and Conditioning and Master of Teaching (Secondary).

  • Sports scientist
  • Health promotion officer
  • Exercise programmer
  • Performance analyst
  • Rehabilitation programmer
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Exercise scientist
  • Exercise physiologist

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

EXERCISE PRINCIPLES AND INSTRUCTION
EXSCI1702, 15 credit points
MOTOR LEARNING AND CONTROL
EXSCI1703, 15 credit points
PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH BEHAVIOUR
HEALT1705, 15 credit points

Semester 2

INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICS
EXSCI1701, 15 credit points
PRINCIPLES OF RESEARCH IN EXERCISE SCIENCE
EXSCI1704, 15 credit points
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS 2
HEALT1112, 15 credit points
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROMOTION
HEALT1706, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

APPLIED BIOMECHANICS
EXSCI2008, 15 credit points
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
EXSCI2171, 15 credit points
FUNCTIONAL HUMAN ANATOMY
EXSCI2172, 15 credit points

Semester 2

PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT AND EXERCISE
EXSCI2173, 15 credit points
EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION 1
EXSCI2175, 15 credit points
ADVANCED MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING
EXSCI3171, 15 credit points
(ExeRehabilitation, MTeaching or SScience)

Year 3

Semester 1

EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION 2
EXSCI3172, 15 credit points
EXERCISE SCIENCE WORKPLACE READINESS
HMPRC3170, 15 credit points
(ExeRehabilitation, MTeaching or SScience)

Semester 2

PHYSICAL PREPARATION FOR SPORT
EXSCI3002, 15 credit points
ADVANCED EXERCISE SCIENCE
EXSCI3174, 15 credit points
NUTRITION FOR HEALTH AND EXERCISE
HEALT2174, 15 credit points
(ExeRehabilitation, MTeaching or SScience)

Approximately 16-20 hours per week

This program requires a total of 350 placement hours, across 104 weeks.

Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)


Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students (2020) and recent secondary graduates (2019 and 2018)

Prerequisites

  • Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Maths: General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics;
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English.

This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.

Guaranteed ATAR

This program has a guaranteed ATAR
If you meet the program pre-requisites and any ‘Essential Requirements for Admission’, we will guarantee you a place in this program with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below.

Subject Adjustments

A study score of 35 in Biology, Chemistry, Physical Education or Physics equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points.

SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)

Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application.

 

Entry requirements (non year 12)


Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory:  Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST).

 

Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher.

 

Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700537651 (Mt Helen), 3701337651 (Flexible Delivery - Gippsland)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: PX5

CRICOS code: 063657D

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$14,500 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2021

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

If what you have learned at work, from other courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this course, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.


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Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.

If you are seeking alternate entry into the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science you can consider applying for the following programs:

  • A Bachelor degree in a related field.
  • Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST) - designed to provide you an alternate entry into tertiary study.Certificate IV in Fitness / Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice. It is recommended that you also undertake additional work to enhance your application including: working in a sports related field in a paid employment and/or voluntary capacity, or obtaining additional qualifications (coaching certificate, lifesaving course etc.).
  • You may complete a Single Subject Enrolment in a related field.
  • Negotiated Offers will be accepted through VTAC.

Important to note:

Following these suggestions will not guarantee a place into this program. There are specific entry requirements to meet the expected standards of the external regulation bodies. You must complete the additional details form, to give selection officers an indication of your academic capacity and suitability to the relevant program and profession.

Further study options

 

The Bacheler of Exercise and Sport Science has achieved provisional accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

    Following completion of the full accreditation process, you will be eligible to become fully accredited exercise scientists with ESSA. You will also be able to apply for your Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Coach Accreditation through the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association (ASCA).

    To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

    You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

    For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

    A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

    The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

    All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

    CRICOS Provider No.00103D
    Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
    National RTO Code: 4909

    School department

    School of Science, Psychology and Sport

    Course coordinator

    Ballarat - Mt Helen - Oscar Owens
    Flexible Delivery - Gippsland - Mathew O'Grady
    Gippsland - Churchill - Mathew O'Grady
    Lindy Hall