Courses & Units

Professional Experience in Exercise and Sport Science CXA327



Professional Experience Placement (PEP)

Students will be allocated PEP within individual health care agencies.  Students may be expected to relocate and are expected to travel to where PEP is available.  To be eligible to undertake PEP all students must be ‘Verified’ as meeting College of Health and Medicine PEP Safety in practice Compliance as per the Course Entry Requirements.

Students who cannot or do not comply with these requirements will not be allocated PEP and therefore will not be able to complete this unit.

PEP days MAY differ from University of Tasmania calendar semester dates.

Details of PEP compliance can be found at


Professional Experience in Exercise and Sport Science is a capstone, core unit within the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science program. This unit is designed to link and complement the student's program of study by introducing them to the industry’s work environment. The professional experience placement (PEP) provides students with a minimum of 140 hours experience within the Exercise and Sport Science industry. Students will be required to: demonstrate knowledge of many of the key criteria required for recognition as an accredited exercise scientist; demonstrate an understanding of the requirements for PEP and employment within the exercise and sport science industry; demonstrate competency in discipline specific workplace tasks; and integrate discipline specific knowledge through practice, reflection and project work across multiple placement sites. Career planning is also facilitated broadly within the health industry with specific reference also made to the exercise and sport science discipline.


Unit name Professional Experience in Exercise and Sport Science
Unit code CXA327
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences

Sibella Hardcastle

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
069903 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $2,108.00

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CXA233 and CXA234 and CXA203 and ESP368


Teaching Pattern

Lectures – 1 hour -  7 x semester
Placement – 12 hours – 13 x semester


Log Book 20%, Reflection Diary 40%, Major Site Project 20%, Minor Site Project 20%, External Supervisor Competency Assessment -Ungraded Pass/Fail.

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