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First year indicative tuition fees for 2014 undergraduate courses (domestic students)

Commonwealth supported: AUD $7,585.00
Domestic fee paying: AUD $14,000.00

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Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science)

This course structure will be available to students commencing the course from Semester 1, 2015 onwards.

This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

The course consists of 17 core Exercise and Sports Science units (255 credit points), one prescribed elective (15 credit points) plus a six unit minor (90 credit points) or six recommended electives (105 credit points). To complete the degree students must achieve a total of 360 credit points.

17 Exercise and Sports Science units + 1 Prescribed Elective + 1 Minor (6 units)


17 Exercise and Sports Science units + 1 Prescribed Elective + 6 Recommended Electives

UnitDescription Points
Semester 1
EBH1101Human Anatomy 15
EBH1102Human Physiology 15
SPS1108Foundations of Social Psychology 15
SPS1114Acquisition of Skill 15
Semester 2
SPS1111Foundations of Fitness and Training 15
SPS1116Biomechanics and Functional Anatomy 15
NUT1121Human Nutrition 15
Minor 1 or Recommended Elective 1

Year Two
UnitDescription Points
Semester 1
SPS2116Applied Biomechanics 15
SPS2203Principles and Practices of Resistance Training#15
SPS2201Physiology of Exercise 1 (Cardiorespiratory) 15
Minor 2 or Recommended Elective 2
Semester 2
MAT2107Statistical Research Methods 15
SPS2112Motor Control 15
SPS2301Exercise Rehabilitation 15
Prescribed Elective

# SPS2203 is a full year unit. Lectures and laboratories are delivered in Semester 1. Students undertake an internal Practicum in Semester 2.

Year Three
UnitDescription Points
Semester 1
SPS3111Physical Activity and Health 15
SPS3112Exercise and Sports Science Practicum#15
Minor 3 or Recommended Elective 3
Minor 4 or Recommended Elective 4
Semester 2
SPS3101Psychology of Sport and Exercise 15
SPS3301Physiology of Exercise 2 (Applied Physiology) 15
Minor 5 or Recommended Elective 5
Minor 6 or Recommended Elective 6

# SPS3112 is a full year unit.

CAREER PATHWAY INFORMATION: Students considering entry into the fourth year, Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science and Rehabilitation) degree, should complete recommended electives, including SPS3121 and SPS3120 instead of a Minor. The Exercise Science and Rehabilitation degree enables graduates to gain accreditation as an 'Exercise Physiologist' through ESSA (see Students considering entry into postgraduate studies for Dietetics must complete a recommended set of electives instead of a Minor: SCC1123 or SCC1111, SCC1226, NUT2211, NUT2220, SCH2232 and NUT3215. Students considering entry into the Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary Physical Education) using Health as a second teaching area should complete the Human Performance Minor. Students considering entry into the Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary Physical Education) using Science as a second teaching area should select 4 Performance Studies units plus 2 Science units (SCH1134 and SCC1123 or SCC1111) from the list of Recommended Electives.

Prescribed Electives
All Students are required to select one elective from either: SPS3203, SPS1210 or SPS1107

UnitDescription Points
SPS1107Sports Science Applications 1 15
SPS1210Performance Analysis and Player Monitoring in Sport 15
SPS3203Human Movement and Disability 15

Recommended Electives
Students who do not select a Minor must select a further 6 units from the list below dependent on interests and/or career pathways. ? Recommended elective units for a career pathway to Clinical Exercise Physiology are SPS3120 and SPS3121. Students should enrol into these units in year 3. ? Recommended elective units for a career pathway to Dietetics are SCC1123 or SCC1111, SCC1226, NUT2211, NUT2220, SCH2232 and NUT3215.

UnitDescription Points
Available Semester 1
SPS1120Performance Studies 2 15
SCC1123Chemistry for the Life Sciences 15
SCC1111General Chemistry>15
SCC1226Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 15
NUT2211Metabolic Biochemistry 15
SPS3120Psycho-social Aspects in Physical Activity and Chronic Disease 15
SCH3236Pharmacology 15
NUT3215Exercise Nutrition 15
SPS2111Performance Studies 6 15
SPS3205Performance Studies 3 15
HST1152Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety 15
HST1120Introduction to Health Promotion 15
Available Semester 2
SCP1134Foundations of Physics 15
OCT1206Neuroscience 15
SPS1210Performance Analysis and Player Monitoring in Sport 15
SPS1107Sports Science Applications 1 15
SPS1205Performance Studies 1 15
SCH1104Introduction to Pathophysiology 15
SCH2232Medical Biochemistry 15
NUT2220Nutritional Assessment 15
SPS3121Professional Skills in Clinical Exercise Physiology 15
SPS3206Performance Studies 4 15
SPM3221Sport Business Planning 15
SPS3203Human Movement and Disability 15

Students who select and complete a unit from the prescribed elective list cannot select and enrol into that same unit for a recommended elective.

> Students with no prior Chemistry study enrol in SCC1123. Students who have completed year 12 Chemistry enrol in SCC1111

Minor Studies
Health Promotion Human Biology Human Performance Nutrition Sports Management (4 units only) * Occupational Health & Safety Psychology Other areas may be selected with the approval of the course coordinator. * Students completing the Sports Management minor must select an additional two units from either the Prescribed or Recommended electives.

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