Bachelor of Exercise Science (Clinical Practice)

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 084834G

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Kick off your career in sport and exercise rehabilitation with a Bachelor of Exercise Science (Clinical Practice) at VU.

In our Exercise Science (Clinical Practice) degree, you'll develop a solid understanding of the science that underpins sport and exercise. You'll work with new ideas and technologies, and gain knowledge and skills for a professional career in clinical exercise physiology, rehabilitation, sport science or human movement.

At VU, you'll learn from world-leading experts in sport studies, and enjoy access to our state-of-the-art facilities. You'll benefit from our sports industry connections, with professional placements and industry networking opportunities.

This course focuses on using exercise for rehabilitation, covering a range of biological and social sciences and humanities subjects, including:

  • biomechanics
  • clinical exercise
  • pathophysiology
  • nutrition and diet
  • motor learning.

Join a group of VU graduates known to be strong performers in the sports industry due to their practical experience.

Careers in exercise, fitness and rehabilitation

This course provides you with a broad range of skills and knowledge for a rewarding career in the rapidly growing sports and exercise industry.

You could work in exercise science, clinical and sports rehabilitation, personal training, health and fitness instructing, lecturing, or exercise and sport rehabilitation research.

Example jobs include:

  • exercise physiologist
  • personal fitness trainer
  • exercise and sport scientist in professional sport
  • sport nutritionist
  • exercise rehabilitation
  • special populations training - elderly, young, people with a disability
  • community fitness and health services.

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Exercise Science (Clinical Practice), students will be required to complete 288 credit points consisting of:

  • 96 credit points of First Year Core units
  • 192 credit points of Professional Core units

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Provide exercise interventions for apparently healthy populations, including high performance and recreational athletes, and the general population;

2. Integrate the biological and social scientific knowledge and professional skills that underpin professional practice in the fields of clinical exercise science;

3. Critically analyse and synthesise knowledge gathered from clinical exercise science research;

4. Exercise judgement to solve routine exercise science problems using social, ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives;

5. Operate as an independent and collaborative professional who can communicate knowledge and ideas clearly and coherently;

6. Critically apply clinical exercise science knowledge and skills to solve routine problems in clinical practice settings;

7. Adapt legal and ethical frameworks in order to work effectively in socially and culturally diverse communities and contexts; and

8. Continue to develop a broad and coherent body of professional clinical practice so as to undertake postgraduate studies and research in exercise rehabilitation and related fields.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
27,400 Per Year
Read more13,700 per semester
21 Feb 2022
01 Aug 2022
3 years Full time Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia

Entry criteria

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English (or equivalent). OR: Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent). OR: Completion of a Foundation course or equivalent.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67 (Listening 12, Speaking 18, Reading 15, Writing 21)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50 (no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 169. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 4): achieved.

Address

Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia
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