Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science with Clinical Honours in Exercise Physiology (54C)

Overview  2020

Entry Requirements

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Duration

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Minimum 4 Years, up to a maximum of 9 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Launceston
Semester 1

Commonwealth Supported places available

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 4 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Launceston
Semester 1
The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science with Clinical Honours builds on the foundations in the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills to gain accreditation as Exercise Physiologists with Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and is accredited by ESSA at Exercise Physiology level.

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are allied health professionals who are trained in the physical and psychological components of health and exercise prescription, and who have specialised knowledge in chronic and complex care. They are skilled in prevention and risk factor modification, providing evidence-based health advice and group education. AEPs have skills in engaging patients in the process of self-managing their health, as well as in community health promotion and can be particularly beneficial to clients for whom regular exercise will be of key preventative or rehabilitative benefit.

The AEP matches the immediate aspirations and needs of the client with appropriate exercise interventions. They then develop strategies which promote and assist in these interventions being undertaken regularly for a prolonged period of time. Their range of skills equips them to work in roles ranging from primary practitioner through to population health, and also in workplace health, research, primary prevention, education or in advocacy roles within health. AEPs are eligible to access the MBS through the Enhanced Primary Care initiative. They can register with the Department of Veterans Affairs and are recognised by most private health insurers.

The content will build on the basic concepts covered in the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science degree. Students will develop an understanding of the factors influencing lasting lifestyle behaviour change and the principles involved in assessing exercise capabilities and prescribing exercise to clients with a range of chronic and complex conditions. It will include substantial practical learning opportunities in line with the required 500 hours of clinical work placement required for professional accreditation (140 hours are currently included in the undergraduate Exercise and Sport Science degree). The course will equip students with the fundamental knowledge, skills, capabilities and awareness to qualify as an ESSA accredited Exercise Physiologist.

Course structure

To qualify for the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science with Clinical Honours, students must successfully complete the equivalent of eight core units, as detailed in the attached course schedule and specifications.

Semester One

This unit is designed to introduce students to human cells and tissues and the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, defence, musculoskeletal and neuroendocrine systems in the human body. The unit will include: (a) the basic facts and concepts relating…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to introduce you to knowledge relevant to the structure and function of the human body at the chemical and cellular level. Concepts in biological chemistry, cell metabolism, microscopy, cell biology and molecular and descriptive genetics will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces the determinants of health and wellbeing including lifestyle factors. Students are introduced to the types of measures that are used in reporting health information and the ways in which this information is presented and utilised. Students will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Plus 1 x Breadth Unit
   

Semester Two

This unit is designed to introduce you to the anatomy and physiology of the reproductive, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and digestive systems of the human body. The regulation of body temperature will also be studied in the unit. The unit will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides a basic introduction to biochemistry for students in health, exercise & marine sciences, complementing studies in cell biology and chemistry for life sciences. The unit also provides an introduction to metabolic biochemistry and molecular biology. It considers the basic…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit sets the foundation for the study of food and its components. It will describe the role and function of macro and micronutrients essential for human health, their digestion and absorption, and relevance for the health of populations and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This introductory unit prepares educators from a variety of disciplines to meet the maturational needs of diverse learners by providing a foundational base of knowledge regarding physical and cognitive development from conception through adulthood, with an emphasis on childhood. Teaching…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Semester One

This unit introduces students to the pathological processes underlying various human diseases. Students learn about common pathological conditions, their causes, including environmental factors and their consequences. A group project and presentation allows in-depth study of one disease process, its causes…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to the importance of physical activity for good health. Students will learn about the far-reaching effect of various types of physical activity on personal health, and the connection between inactivity and diseases and conditions (such as…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the physiological response to exercise, the physiological adaptations to exercise training and the regulation of exercise performance. Topics covered in this unit include respiratory, cardiac and muscle physiology, the role of the central nervous system in exercise,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to give Bachelor of Exercise Science and Bachelor of Health Science students an introduction to analysis of human movement.The focus is on comparative motion analysis and functional musculoskeletal anatomy and the physical laws that control motion.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

   

Semester Two

This unit provides an overview of the origins and principles of health promotion and its rationale. Students will develop an understanding of the strategies, methods and theories, used in health promotion, to meet the needs of diverse population groups in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit teaches students how to competently and safely plan, conduct and adapt, where necessary, health and exercise assessments based on best practice criteria. Students will also learn how to interpret the results of assessments and communicate findings to the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Upon successful completion of health, exercise and sports prescription and delivery, the graduate can design, and modify as necessary, safe, appropriate and effective exercise programs, based on best practice, for the apparently healthy population, in a variety of environments that…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Assumes an understanding of the information presented in CXA232 Functional and Surface Anatomy and builds an understanding of biomechanical principles and research techniques. Biomechanics is the study of internal and external forces acting on the human body and the movements…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Semester One

This unit is designed to link and complement the student's program of study by introducing them to the work environment. The professional experience placement (PEP) provides students with 140 hours of experience within the Exercise and Sport Science industry. Students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to meet ESSA accreditation criteria in Exercise Physiology in the cardiovascular and pulmonary domains. Students apply foundational knowledge of cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions, comorbidities and treatments, safety, risk and capacity monitoring considerations, to design and translate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The application of psychological principles within physical activity settings has increased dramatically in recent years. Athletes, coaches, teachers and administrators have come to recognise that adherence to psychology principles in the development of their educational programmes results in improved outcomes…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit extends the anatomical knowledge gained in CXA172 Anatomy & Physiology 1 and CXA232 Kinesiology, and expands students understanding of skeletal and musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology, and nervous system anatomy and physiology in health and disease. Analyses of evidence…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    

Semester Two

The research project provides students with the opportunity to select a topic of interest within their general field of study for detailed investigation. The study can be performed as an individual or normally as part of a small group. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to meet the new ESSA accreditation criteria in exercise physiology in the Musculoskeletal domain.Students apply foundational knowledge of musculoskeletal conditions / co-morbidities / treatments, risk / capacity / monitoring considerations, injury prevention / rehabilitation principles in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is focused on students' developing knowledge, skills, and competencies to critically evaluate current nutrition theories, guidelines and research in relation to exercise, health, fitness and sporting endeavours under the rubric of evidence-based outcomes in exercise and sport. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

A cornerstone to the profession of human movement is an understanding of how people move. The ability to understand and explain how people learn motor skills is at the core of successful physical activity program design. An understanding of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Semester One

This unit is an advanced clinical teaching program where the student gains experience in the assessment and prescription of exercise to clinical patients in allied health practices, care centres or hospitals. Students gain experience in administering a range of functional…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to meet the new ESSA accreditation criteria in Exercise Physiology in the Metabolic, Renal and Cancer domains. Students apply foundational knowledge of metabolic, renal and cancer conditions and comorbidities, and treatments, safety, risk and capacity monitoring…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to meet the new ESSA accreditation criteria in Exercise Physiology in the Neurological and (neuro)Musculoskeletal domains. Students apply foundational knowledge of Neurological and Neuromuscular conditions, comorbidities and treatments, safety, risk and capacity monitoring considerations, to design…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to meet the new ESSA accreditation criteria in Exercise Physiology in the Mental Health domain. Students apply behavioural change strategies to clients through the range of Accredited Exercise Physiologist target pathologies. Students apply foundational knowledge of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    

Semester Two

This unit is an advanced clinical teaching program where the student gains experience in the assessment and prescription of exercise to clinical patients in allied health practices, care centres or hospitals. Students gain experience in administering a range of functional…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is an advanced clinical teaching program where the student gains experience in the assessment and prescription of exercise to clinical patients in allied health practices, care centres or hospitals. Students gain experience in administering a range of functional…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to meet the new ESSA accreditation criteria in Exercise Physiology in the Exercise for Health and Wellness domain. Students can design and implements safe and effective health and wellness interventions to effect behaviour change and increase…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

Graduate Entry Requirements

Students will commence study at year three or four of the program.

Direct Entry: 
* Previous Tertiary study in 53J Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Tasmania with a passing GPA (4.0 on a 7 point scale).
* Entry will occur in the fourth year of the program.


Competitive Entry:
* Holds a Bachelor degree in a cognate field that includes Exercise and Sports Science units as required for ESSA Exercise Science level accreditation
* Requires evidence that they qualify for credentialing with ESSA at Exercise Science level to be assessed by the Course Coordinator.
* Entry will occur in either the third or fourth year of the program.

Safety in Practice Compliance

All students enrolling in College of Health and Medicine programs which include a professional experience placement component, laboratory and/or field activity are required to establish and maintain their capacity to practice safely via Safety in Practice Requirements documentation.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units they enrol in. In 2020, this fee is $46.20 per unit (of 12.5 credit points). In 2020, the maximum charge for full time students is $308.

International students

2020 Total Course Fee (international students): $136,775 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $32,450 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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