Bachelor of Exercise Science (Sport Practice)

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 084833G

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Kick off your career in sports and exercise at VU by studying our Bachelor of Exercise Science (Sport Practice).

Work with new ideas and new technologies, and gain knowledge and skills for a professional career in an area that matches your interests and passions:

  • exercise science
  • sport science
  • sports practice
  • community fitness and health
  • high-performance sport
  • rehabilitation.

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

This course covers biological and social sciences, with a focus on sports physiology and biomechanics. You will build a solid understanding of the science that underpins sports and exercise. Join a group of VU graduates known to be strong performers in the sports industry due to their practical experience.

Careers in sports and exercise science

This course provides you with a broad range of skills and knowledge that will allow you to gain employment in the rapidly growing sports and exercise industry.

Graduates have gained employment at elite sport organisations, leisure centres and community service organisations. Some graduates have started their own businesses in health, fitness and personal training.

Aim for a career in:

  • sports science
  • strength and conditioning
  • fitness/skills coaching
  • personal training
  • exercise rehabilitation
  • community fitness and health services
  • sports performance
  • special populations training (elderly, disability, youth).

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Exercise Science (Sport 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;

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

3. Critically analyse and synthesise knowledge gathered from exercise and sport 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 exercise and sport science knowledge and skills to solve routine problems in sport 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 sport 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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