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Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science)

Course code M89

Prepares students for a variety of professional roles in the private, corporate and government sectors where high levels of competence are required in the area of exercise and sports science.

Students will be able to specialise in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs targeted at improving general health and well-being, the prevention of chronic disease and the enhancement of sports and exercise performance.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

M89

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $8,750

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

M89

CRICOS code

055462D

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $32,750

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Duration

3 years full-time

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup, South West

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup, South West

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup, South West

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup, South West

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Students are required to complete 24 Units consisting of 15 Core units plus 1 Core Option Unit plus an 8- unit Major or a 6- unit minor plus 2 Recommended Electives or 8 Recommended Elective (which can consist of an 8 unit stream).

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MHS1101Anatomy and Physiology 115
SPS1530Lifespan Growth and Development15
NUT1121Human Nutrition15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective1 x unit from Major, Minor or Recommended Elective15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPS1111Foundations of Fitness and Training15
SPS1502Biomechanics15
MHS1102Anatomy and Physiology 215
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective1 x unit from Major, Minor or Recommended Elective15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPS1217Functional Anatomy15
SPS2203Principles and Practices of Resistance Training15
SPS2505Exercise Physiology15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective1 x unit from Major, Minor or Recommended Elective15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MAT2107Statistical Research Methods15
SPS2524Exercise Delivery15
SPS2516Motor Learning and Control15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective1 x unit from Major, Minor or Recommended Elective15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPS2622 Psychology of Sport, Exercise and Health15
SPS3112Exercise and Sports Science Practicum15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective2 x units from Major, Minor or Recommended Elective 30
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPS3111Physical Activity and Health15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective2 x units from Major, Minor or Recommended Elective30
Plus one Core Option Unit from:
SPS3516 ^Advanced Motor Learning and Control15
SPS3502 ^Advanced Biomechanics15
SPS3505 ^Advanced Exercise Physiology 15
SPS3105 ^Advanced Resistance Training15
SPS3601 ^Advanced Social Psychology of Exercise and Sport15
RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPS1750Coaching Science 115
SPS1755Coaching Science 215
SPS2750Coaching Science 315
SPS3750Coaching Science 415
SPS3755Coaching Science 515
SPS1210Performance Analysis and Player Monitoring in Sport15
SPS2615Sports Injury Prevention and Management15
SPS3105Advanced Resistance Training15
SPS3604Human Movement - Participation and Inclusion15
SPS3530Principles and Practices of Coaching15
SPS3516Advanced Motor Learning and Control15
SPS3502Advanced Biomechanics15
SPS3505Advanced Exercise Physiology 15
SPS3601Advanced Social Psychology of Exercise and Sport15
SPS2301Exercise Rehabilitation15
HST1120Introduction to Health Promotion15
SCP1134Foundations of Physics15
SCH1104Introduction to Pathophysiology15
SCH1105Introduction to Pharmacology15
SPS3120Psycho-social Aspects in Physical Activity and Chronic Disease15
SPS3121Professional Skills in Clinical Exercise Physiology15
NUT3215Exercise Nutrition15
SCC1226Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry15
NUT2211Metabolic Biochemistry15
NUT2220Nutritional Assessment15
NUT3215Exercise Nutrition15
SCH2232Medical Biochemistry15
Select one unit from:
SCC1123Chemistry for the Life Sciences15
SCC1111General Chemistry15

Students may choose to complete units from the following Streams: - Coaching Science: - Physical Education (Health as a second teaching area); - Physical Education (Science as a second teaching area); - Clinical Exercise Physiology; or - Dietetics. Please refer to course planners for details on units required for each Stream.

^ Core Option

M89|11

For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Majors you can study in this course

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of exercise and sport science theoretical and practical situations.
  2. Communicate exercise and sport science knowledge, concepts and skills to diverse population groups.
  3. Demonstrate a global outlook in exercise and sport science situations, showing sensitivity for diversity, including Aboriginal cultural competence.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate social and ethical values by working cooperatively and collaboratively in exercise and sports science settings.
  5. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and initiative for own learning and professional practice.
  6. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate solutions in exercise and sport science contexts.
  7. Think critically to analyse, interpret and solve complex exercise and sport science situations.
  8. Use digital technologies and literacies to assess, evaluate and synthesise information from multiple sources.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)

Graduating students will be eligible to apply for accreditation credentialing with ESSA. Please refer to ESSA website for further information regarding the application process: https://www.essa.org.au/Public/APPLY_NOW/Ways_to_Join_ESSA/Public/APPLY_NOW/Ways_to_Join.aspx?hkey=2d376635-5322-4bcc-8473-39b7cab32cfa The course is Professionally-Accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), if completed in Australia.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $8,750 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $32,750 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates have successful careers in specialty areas such as exercise rehabilitation, sports administration, teaching, sports coaching, exercise science, strength and conditioning, corporate fitness, workplace health, sports development and sports performance analysis.

Possible future job titles

Exercise Scientist, Exercise Physiologist, Biomechanist, Personal Trainer, Sports Coach, Sports & Exercise Scientist, Researcher, Strength & Conditioning Coach, Sports Medicine Trainer, Exercise Rehabilitation Coach

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Student
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  • "I did my research beforehand and found Exercise & Sports Science can pave the way for different career paths"
    Exercise & Sports Science student Ricky LeGuay, working with the West Coast Eagles
    Ricky LeGuayExercise & Sports Science student

    The course has taken my personal training to the next level (evidence-based training). It has also given me the opportunity to work with the West Coast Eagles.

    I went to China last year and worked with coaches from China's Olympic team and I will possibly be in Sri Lanka later this year with their athletes and continue to fast track my development as a Sports Scientist.

    I did my research beforehand and found Exercise & Sports Science can pave the way for different career paths. Strength & Conditioning, Exercise Physiology and Teaching Physical Education to name a few, but there are so many more.

    I chose ECU because of their corporate partnerships with some of our country's biggest sporting organisations, including the West Coast Eagles, WACA, Wildcats, etc.

    When asked about Ricky's placement, West Coast Eagles General Manager (Community and Game Development) Richard O'Connell said, "Ricky is actively involved in the running of our Academies, learning from experienced coaches and elite players."

    "His enthusiasm is a great reflection of the support Edith Cowan University provide their students. His journey is a great path for others to follow.

  • "A day in the life"
    Eric MackenzieECU Exercise and Sports Science graduate

    Exercise and Sports Science graduate and West Coast Eagles key defender Eric Mackenzie shares a typical day in his busy life.

  • "I found the lecturers really helpful"
    Mark HutchingsBachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science) student and West Coast Eagles player

    West Coast Eagles AFL player, Mark Hutchings talks about what attracted him to study at ECU, and how Sports Science is giving him a base education that will prepare him for a career in the industry after he finishes playing.

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