Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Professional Honours) (M4K)

Overview  2019

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 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 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

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Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Launceston
Semester 2
NOTE: This course is now in teach-out, new applicants please refer to the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science with Clinical Honours in Exercise Physiology (54C).

The Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Professional Honours) builds on the foundations in the Bachelor of Exercise 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.

(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 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 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 Professional Honours of Exercise Physiology, students must successfully complete the equivalent of eight core units, as detailed in the attached course schedule and specifications.

Consultation during the development of the course structure and individual units was undertaken within the School of Human Life Sciences and ESSA. Units were developed to address the outstanding competencies for Exercise Physiology accreditation that are missing from and unattainable in, the existing Bachelor of Exercise Science.

Schedule

This unit aims to broaden students understanding of the Australian Health Care system and its operation. It provides the opportunity for students to critically examine and review the current and emerging trends in health care delivery and includes topics such…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit examines the safety aspects of exercise for musculoskeletal,neurological/neuromuscular health conditions and cancers with an emphasis on limitations toexercise capacity, knowledge, identification and management of contraindications to exerciseand adverse signs and symptoms, effects of medications on exercise tolerance and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit builds upon first year units that teach statistics. The emphasis in this unit is on training scientists to be literate in statistical issues so that both "consumers" and "producers" of data analysis will be able to effectively communicate.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

or an alternative research unit approved by course coordinator

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is designed for students undertaking clinical training as an Exercise Physiologist to allow them to meet Exercise and Sports Science Australia competencies. The unit considers critical thinking and reflection, ethical and communication theory and practice, dealing with difference,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit provides students with the opportunity to select a topic of interest within allied health for detailed investigation. The specific syllabus will be determined by the particular study area chosen. Approval for a particular study must be given by…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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 1

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 1

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

Students who have already completed CXA309 Health Services and Health informatics should enrol in CXA312 Occupational Health or ESP 330 Advanced Motor Learning.

Entry requirements

To be considered for a place in the Professional Honours in Exercise Physiology, applicants will need to have completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science degree at UTAS with the following elective unit:

  • CXA212 Pathology of Common Diseases

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.

Please visit http://www.utas.edu.au/health/professional-experience-placement/safety-in-practice-requirements to see what's required.

To be considered for a place in the Professional Honours in Exercise Physiology, applicants will need to have completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science degree at UTAS with the following elective units:

  • CXA212 Pathology of Common Diseases

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 a student enrols in. In 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

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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