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Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science)

Approved Abbreviation: BHlthSc(Sp&ExSc)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 4658.4

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 069280F


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This course version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2015 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Year 2013 - 2014 - 4658.3 Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science)

Commencement Year 2011 - 2012 - 4658.2 Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science)

Commencement Year 2010 - 4658.1 Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science)

Sport and exercise science encompasses the science that underpins health, physical activity and exercise, and their applications to the design, implementation and evaluation of exercise programs. There are a range of career options in health and fitness centres, for example as a personal trainer, a health and fitness specialist or a fitness assessor, in government agencies associated with sport, physical activity and health, in teaching and research, and with professional sporting groups, rehabilitation clinics and hospitals. If you gain higher-level accreditation as an exercise physiologist, you will also be able to provide healthcare services funded by Medicare (Australian Government).pharmaceutical, health or food industries. Alternatively, graduates who elect studies in the physical sciences, mathematics or business are well placed for careers in the manufacturing industry.

The course combines studies in exercise physiology, sports psychology, biomechanics motor control and exercise prescription with a broad understanding of biomedicine and various health science fields to develop the professional competencies important for ethical and safe practice and high quality care and the skills to work in multidisciplinary teams. Facilities are state-of-the-art, centred on an Exercise and Sport Science Laboratory complex, and practical experience is a strong feature of the program.

Study Mode
Three years full-time. Students may choose to study at a reduced load.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course AdviceHealthSciences@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Campbelltown CampusFull TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
The Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science) course is accredited at the level of exercise science by the National University Course Accreditation Program of Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). Graduates are eligible for exercise science accreditation.

Admission

Assumed Knowledge: Any 2 units of English

Recommended Studies: Any 2 units of English, plus four units of Science and/or Mathematics. PDHPE can be counted as a science unit for this course.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International Office

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University

Special Requirements Prerequisites
In order to enrol in Second Year Autumn units, all students must have: 1. Working with Children Check Student Declaration 2. National Police Check 3. First Aid Certificate 4. Student Undertaking

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Start Year Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

400880Fundamentals of Exercise Science
400868Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
400866Culture, Diversity and Health
400871Professional Health Competencies

Spring session

400869Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
400863Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice
101614Psychology and Health
401410Functional Anatomy

Note: Unit 401410 Functional Anatomy replaces 400881 Functional Anatomy from Autumn 2020.

Year 2

Autumn session

401140Biomechanics
401142Exercise Physiology
400883Exercise Bioenergetics
401150Exercise Testing and Measurement

Spring session

401143Exercise Prescription I
401055Sport and Exercise Psychology
401148Strength and Conditioning
401141Exercise Nutrition

Year 3

Autumn session

401144Exercise Prescription II
401149Exercise Physiology Across the Lifespan
400886Motor Control and Skill Acquisition
400864Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)

Spring session

401147Applied Biomechanics
400904Work Experience in Sport and Exercise Science
401145Exercise for Health and Disease Prevention
401412Applied Physiology

Note: Unit 401412 Applied Physiology replaces 401146 Applied Physiology from Autumn 2020

Mid-Year Entry

Year 1

Spring session

400869Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
400863Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice
101614Psychology and Health
401055Sport and Exercise Psychology

Autumn session

400880Fundamentals of Exercise Science
400868Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
401140Biomechanics
401150Exercise Testing and Measurement

Year 2

Spring session

401143Exercise Prescription I
401147Applied Biomechanics
401141Exercise Nutrition
401410Functional Anatomy

Note: Unit 401410 Functional Anatomy replaces 400881 Functional Anatomy from Autumn 2020.

Autumn session

401142Exercise Physiology
400883Exercise Bioenergetics
400866Culture, Diversity and Health
400871Professional Health Competencies

Year 3

Spring session

401148Strength and Conditioning
400904Work Experience in Sport and Exercise Science
401145Exercise for Health and Disease Prevention
401412Applied Physiology

Note: Unit 401412 Applied Physiology replaces 401146 Applied Physiology from Autumn 2020

Autumn session

401144Exercise Prescription II
401149Exercise Physiology Across the Lifespan
400886Motor Control and Skill Acquisition
400864Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)


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