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C10300v2 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

Award(s): Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (BSportExSc)
UAC code: 606020 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 080087C
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 144
Course EFTSL: 3
Location: Moore Park

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Honours
Further study at UTS
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science meets the demand for professionals able to provide physical activity services to all sectors of the community.

The course provides students with a strong understanding of the processes and mechanisms underlying sport and exercise science, and with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage and plan sport and exercise activities in health, exercise rehabilitation, sport, event and education contexts.

Students who complete this course with the Health and Physical Education major (HPE) are eligible for direct entry into the Master of Teaching in Secondary Education (C04255) offered by UTS: Education. This course is formally accredited with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and provides HPE students with the opportunity to complete an undergraduate and postgraduate degree. Students who complete this course with the required electives and grade point average also meet current entry criteria for the Master of Physiotherapy.

Course aims

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science aims to provide graduates with the necessary skills to gain initial employment in the human movement field, as well as the analytical skills necessary for critical appraisal of developments in the field.

Career options

Career options include sport and exercise science; corporate health and wellbeing; strength and conditioning; personal training; physiotherapy (pathway); exercise rehabilitation; sports coaching; teaching; health and physical education (HPE); outdoor education; and facility management.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.0 Lead, manage and inspire within the fields of sport, exercise and health;
1.1 Demonstrate leadership to individuals, groups and organisations in the fields of sport, exercise and health
1.2 Develop and sustain collaborative partnerships with industry and professionals
1.3 Apply contemporary management practices to enable effective outcomes
2.0 Take personal, social and ethical responsibility for their contribution to sport, exercise and health;
2.1 Recognise the importance of personal, social, ethical and legal accountability in sport, exercise and health
2.2 Assess and manage safety and risk appropriate to the client and context
2.3 Provide services using resources appropriately to ensure sustainable and equitable access
3.0 Competently apply knowledge and skills within the sport, exercise and health professions;
3.1 Apply knowledge and skills in key content areas, including anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sports psychology, motor learning and exercise prescription
3.2 Integrate knowledge and skills from key content areas to develop evidence-based interventions that meet the unique needs of clients
4.0 Engage in research and critical thinking to integrate diverse knowledge and develop creative, effective and evidence-based solutions;
4.1 Identify, access and critically evaluate appropriate information resources
4.2 Develop and apply evidence-based systems to address contemporary issues in sport, exercise and health
4.3 Engage with current international perspectives in the sport, exercise and health professions
5.0 Adapt to diverse industry contexts to enable optimal and sustainable sport, exercise and health outcomes;
5.1 Manage and adapt the environment to maximise outcomes for a range of clients and stakeholders
5.2 Develop individualised experiences that are socially and environmentally responsible and provide sustainable health outcomes
5.3 Act with respect and sensitivity to culture
6.0 Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with diverse populations to enable positive change;
6.1 Utilise a range of communication strategies to promote sport, exercise and health for individuals and groups with diverse needs
6.2 Effectively collaborate with a range of sport, exercise and health professionals to develop optimal solutions
7.0 Demonstrate professional cultural competency, which contributes to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, inclusive of physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellness.
7.1 Demonstrate respect and value for world view differences and in particular Australian Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing
7.2 Critique and reflect upon the impact of ongoing colonisation and its pervasive discourse on Indigenous Australians and their health and wellbeing
7.3 Recognise the diversity of Indigenous Australians and integrate this knowledge into practice

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

This course is also available to mature-aged applicants where preference is given to those with vocational experience in the broad field of human movement.

Non-current school leavers are strongly advised to upload a personal statement to their UAC application by 30 November 2017.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics and any two units of English.

Credit recognition

After admission, students may apply for credit recognition in subjects in which they consider themselves eligible. Equivalence of subject matter is the main criterion for the award of credit recognition in a subject successfully completed at another institution.

Course duration and attendance

The course is available on a three-year, full-time basis. Students should be aware that they may be required to attend evening classes.

Course structure

Students must complete at least 144 credit points over 24 subjects.

Students choose four electives, appropriate to their chosen career, to complement the core subjects in the degree. Students studying to be a physical education teacher must take the performance studies subjects as electives.

Industrial training/professional practice

The course has an extensive internship program.

Course completion requirements

STM90825 Sport and Exercise Science core stream 96cp
CBK90911 Sport and Exercise Science Year 3 choice 48cp
Total 144cp

Course program

The course programs below include two years of common core subjects with a choice of major (or no specified major) in the third year. Year 3 options are chosen from CBK90911 Sport and Exercise Science Year 3 choice.

Exercise Science major
Year 1
Autumn session
92511 Structural Anatomy   6cp
92512 Biomechanics of Human Motion   6cp
91429 Physiological Bases of Human Movement   6cp
21655 Sport and Society   6cp
Spring session
92521 Functional Anatomy   6cp
92523 Strength and Conditioning   6cp
92524 Health and Lifespan Development   6cp
21658 The Organisation of Australian Sport   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92533 Exercise Physiology   6cp
92534 Contemporary Health Issues   6cp
92535 Sport and Exercise Psychology   6cp
92536 Research Methods for Sport and Exercise   6cp
Spring session
92542 Applied Biomechanics   6cp
92543 Exercise Prescription   6cp
92544 Health Promotion   6cp
92547 Nutrition for Health and Physical Activity   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
92550 Sport and Exercise Science Practicum   6cp
92553 Complex Exercise Management   6cp
92555 Motor Learning and Control   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Spring session
92565 Skill Acquisition   6cp
92563 Applied Exercise Physiology   6cp
92562 Exercise Rehabilitation   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Health and Physical Education major
Year 1
Autumn session
92511 Structural Anatomy   6cp
92512 Biomechanics of Human Motion   6cp
91429 Physiological Bases of Human Movement   6cp
21655 Sport and Society   6cp
Spring session
92521 Functional Anatomy   6cp
92523 Strength and Conditioning   6cp
92524 Health and Lifespan Development   6cp
21658 The Organisation of Australian Sport   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92533 Exercise Physiology   6cp
92534 Contemporary Health Issues   6cp
92535 Sport and Exercise Psychology   6cp
92536 Research Methods for Sport and Exercise   6cp
Spring session
92542 Applied Biomechanics   6cp
92543 Exercise Prescription   6cp
92544 Health Promotion   6cp
92547 Nutrition for Health and Physical Activity   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
92553 Complex Exercise Management   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
92558 Performance Studies 1: Gymnastics and Dance   6cp
92559 Performance Studies 2: Dance and Athletics   6cp
Spring session
92565 Skill Acquisition   6cp
92563 Applied Exercise Physiology   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
92560 Performance Studies 3: Sport and Aquatics   6cp
No specified major
Year 1
Autumn session
92511 Structural Anatomy   6cp
92512 Biomechanics of Human Motion   6cp
91429 Physiological Bases of Human Movement   6cp
21655 Sport and Society   6cp
Spring session
92521 Functional Anatomy   6cp
92523 Strength and Conditioning   6cp
92524 Health and Lifespan Development   6cp
21658 The Organisation of Australian Sport   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92533 Exercise Physiology   6cp
92534 Contemporary Health Issues   6cp
92535 Sport and Exercise Psychology   6cp
92536 Research Methods for Sport and Exercise   6cp
Spring session
92542 Applied Biomechanics   6cp
92543 Exercise Prescription   6cp
92544 Health Promotion   6cp
92547 Nutrition for Health and Physical Activity   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
92551 Sport and Exercise Internship   6cp
92553 Complex Exercise Management   6cp
Select 12 credit points of electives   12cp
Spring session
92563 Applied Exercise Physiology   6cp
92565 Skill Acquisition   6cp
Select 12 credit points of electives   12cp

Honours

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours) (C09057) is available to eligible students with an additional year of full-time study, or two years of part-time study.

Further study at UTS

Students who complete this course with the Health and Physical Education (HPE) major are eligible for direct entry into the Master of Teaching in Secondary Education (C04255) (offered by UTS: Education). Acceptance into the C04255 is subject to satisfactory performance in this course.

Professional recognition

NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) (for those students who go on to complete the Master of Teaching in Secondary Education).

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
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