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

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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Duration

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

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 1.4 MB) for courses that are offered to international students

Please note: The page you are currently viewing is for 2021; this course will not be accepting applications for 2022.

For the three year Bachelors course leading to potential registration as an Exercise Scientist refer to 53J Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science with Clinical Honours is a one year Honours course which builds on the foundations already acquired in the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science and provides graduates with the knowledge and skills to gain accreditation as Exercise Physiologists with Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA). The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science with Clinical Honours 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.

  • Develop interventions that are based on critical evaluation of scientific evidence and incorporate physical activity, exercise, education or a combination of these to educate, promote and implement the adoption of physical activity and/or exercise for a healthy life and improve fitness, health and wellbeing at an individual, community or population level. In addition, develop clinical exercise interventions for a broad range of pathological populations including those at risk of developing, or have existing, medical conditions and injuries in order to prevent or manage chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring optimal physical function, health or wellness.
  • Gather, synthesise, and critically analyse aspects of health, exercise science and clinical exercise physiology, and explain why these current aspects are contestable and open to research and further enquiry. And, create, plan and conduct high quality evidence-based exercise science and clinical exercise physiology research supported by well-developed reasoning.
  • Convey complex ideas about health, exercise science and exercise physiology to a range of audiences using a broad range of communication media, including communicating as a professional with apparently healthy people and with people with chronic disease or injury.
  • Operate responsibly, ethically and effectively both independently and as a team member in real-life exercise and sport science situations and in clinical exercise physiology practice.
Study overseas at one of our partner institutions

Our international exchange program offers opportunities to study at universities around the world, and it counts towards your degree. Exchange can allow you to have an affordable educational and cultural experience in a foreign country for a semester, or a full year. To facilitate this, we offer a range of scholarships and financial assistance. You may also be eligible for OS-HELP Loans or scholarship funding to assist with their airfares, accommodation and other expenses.

UPDATE (MARCH) 2021: Please note, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Face-to-Face Study Abroad & Exchange programs have been postponed until 2022.

Alternative Virtual Exchange Opportunities can be found on our Virtual Overseas Experiences tab. For more information please contact Global.Mobility@utas.edu.au

Find out more about Student Exchange.

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 the first in an advanced clinical exercise Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program that prepares you for real-world experience as a Student Exercise Physiologist. You will have graded exposure to the assessment, prescription, and delivery of exercise to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is designed to meet ESSA Professional Standards for Exercise Physiology graduates in the Mental Health domain. Students will learn to apply behaviour change strategies and health coaching to clients with a broad range of Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP)…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

    

Semester Two

This is the second of three linked dissertation units. Students conduct research into a field of nursing practice which is informed and supported by collaborative seminars and workshops that provide the student with a forum in which to critique and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Clinical Practice8400 minutes minimumSemester (1 time)This is the final unit in an advanced clinical exercise Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program that expands your real-world experience as a Student Exercise Physiologist and readies you to enter the workforce. You will have…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is designed to meet the ESSA Professional Standards for Exercise Physiology graduates in understanding national, state, and other compensable schemes and legislation related to AEP practice in the fields of Workplace Health and Safety (WHS), and Occupational Rehabilitation.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Applicants who have not previously completed UTAS course 53J Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science may be required to undertake some additional study from the third year of the course.

Entry requirements

Please note: The page you are currently viewing is for 2021; this course will not be accepting applications for 2022.

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.
Special Consideration

If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors for special consideration, including economic hardship, a serious medical condition or disability.

We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course. Special consideration is not available for international applicants.

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.

International Applicants

Admissions and application information for international applicants, including English language requirements, is available from the International Future Students site. You can also enquire online to check your eligibility.

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

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.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

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

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