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Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (with specialisation)

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Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (with specialisation)

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CSU's Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science prepares students for a rewarding career in the exercise and sports industry. Graduates will have an understanding of sport, exercise and physical activity. A specialisation in Sport Management is also available.

  • Why study this course?

    CSU’s Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (with specialisation) is a distinctive multi-disciplinary program that prepares you for a rewarding career in the exercise and sports industry. You will learn about the theoretical and practical components of physical activity, including biological, behavioural and social-cultural perspectives, with a focus on a community wellness philosophy. After one year of study, you may choose to undertake a specialisation in Sport Management.

    Throughout this course, you will develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to practise as a professional in the sport, exercise, fitness and recreation areas, with a focus on exercise and sport science. This course also provides a foundation for postgraduate study.

    The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (with specialisation) prepares students for a rewarding career in the exercise and sports industry. Graduates will have a multifaceted understanding of sport, exercise and physical activity embedded within a community wellness philosophy.

    Latest facilities

    The University provides a range of laboratory, exercise testing and sporting facilities. To make sure you are experienced using the equipment and techniques found in the workplace, our facilities include:

    • exercise biochemistry laboratory
    • biomechanics laboratory
    • exercise physiology laboratory
    • hydrostatic weighing facility
    • climate control chamber
    • new multipurpose gymnasium
    • resistance training area
    • aerobics / dance studio
    • motor behaviour laboratory
    • general science teaching laboratory
    Professional recognition

    The Bachelor of Exercise Science and Sport Science is accredited with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) via the National University Course Accreditation Program (NUCAP).

    This course is recognised by the peak international body, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) in the USA. The NSCA Education Recognition Program prepares students to become Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS), a professional industry standard credential recognised worldwide. Graduates are therefore well placed to gain employment around the world.

  • Career opportunities

    Are you ready to make a real difference to the world? Discover more about where Exercise and Sport Science could take you:

    • sport coaching, sports administration, strength and conditioning
    • health promotion and fitness industries such as corporate or community fitness programming and personal training
    • preventive medicine (cardiac technician) and/or research
    Your Bachelor of Exercise Science can also be a pathway to a career in Physiotherapy. Students who successfully complete the degree will be awarded credit for a maximum of nine subjects in the CSU Bachelor of Physiotherapy and will be able to complete this degree in three years.
  • Workplace learning

    Students are required to undertake 140 professional practice hours during this course where skills and knowledge can be demonstrated in a workplace environment.

    Working with Children Check

    Students must have a Working with Children Check. To apply for this Working with Children Check, fill in an online application form. Once the form has been submitted, follow the instructions for collection.

    Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

    EHR320 Work Integrated Learning Project

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science Course structure

    CORE SUBJECTS

    EHR101 Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement
    EHR119 Anatomy & Physiology 1
    EHR128 Understanding Research
    EHR109 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Behaviour
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
    EHR120 Anatomy & Physiology 2
    EHR221 Conditioning & Physical Activity
    EHR129 Contemporary Perspectives of Health
    EHR202 Human Exercise Physiology
    EHR225 Growth, Motor Development & Ageing
    EHR327 Indigenous People: Sport, Identity and Culture
    EHR211 Functional Anatomy & Human Performance
    EHR226 Exercise Testing & Prescription
    EHR218 Biomechanics
    EHR214 Skill Acquisition
    EHR213 Applied Psychology for Sport and Exercise
    EHR320 Work Integrated Learning Project
    EHR330 Neuroscience of Motor Behaviour
    EHR332 Nutrition for Health & Performance
    EHR329 Biomechanical Analysis of Movement
    EHR331 Exercise, Health & Disease
    EHR311 Advanced Human Exercise Physiology
    EHR328 Ethics in Sport

    UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVE

    1 x Unrestricted Elective

    Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Management)

    CORE SUBJECTS

    EHR101 Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement
    EHR109 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Behaviour
    EHR119 Anatomy & Physiology 1
    EHR128 Understanding Research
    EHR120 Anatomy & Physiology 2
    EHR221 Conditioning and Physical Activity
    EHR129 Contemporary Perspectives of Health
    EHR202 Human Exercise Physiology
    EHR225 Growth, Motor Development and Ageing
    EHR327 Indigenous People: Sport, Identity and Culture
    EHR218 Biomechanics
    EHR333 Politics & Economics of Sport
    EHR303 Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity
    EHR320 Work Integrated Learning Project
    EHR220 Sports Media 2
    EHR328 Ethics in Sport
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
    HRM210 Human Resource Management
    MGT100 Organisations and Management
    MKT110 Marketing and Society

    RESTRICTED ELECTIVE SUBJECTS

    SHMS Restricted Electives (Choose 2 from) :  

    EHR211 Functional Anatomy & Human Performance
    EHR332 Nutrition for Health & Performance
    EHR329 Biomechanical Analysis of Movement
    EHR226 Exercise Testing & Prescription
    EHR214 Skill Acquisition
    EHR213 Applied Psychology for Sport and Exercise
    EHR331 Exercise, Health & Disease
    EHR311 Advanced Human Exercise Physiology
    EHR219 Games, Sport & Contemporary Physical Activity

    Business electives:                       

    Any 2 x 200/300 level business subjects

    KEY SUBJECTS from 201430 for the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science and the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Sports Management) are: 

    • EHR119 Anatomy & Physiology 1
    • EHR128 Understanding Research
    • EHR202 Human Exercise Physiology
    Enrolment pattern

    Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science - Session 1 Intake

    Year 1

    Session 1
    EHR101 Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement
    EHR119 Anatomy & Physiology 1
    EHR128 Understanding Research
    EHR109 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Behaviour

    Session 2
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
    EHR120 Anatomy & Physiology 2
    EHR221 Conditioning & Physical Activity
    EHR129 Contemporary Perspectives of Health

    Year 2

    Session 1
    EHR202 Human Exercise Physiology
    EHR225 Growth, Motor Development & Ageing
    EHR327 Indigenous People: Sport, Identity and Culture
    EHR211 Functional Anatomy & Human Performance

    Session 2
    EHR226 Exercise Testing & Prescription
    EHR218 Biomechanics
    EHR214 Skill Acquisition
    EHR213 Applied Psychology for Sport and Exercise

    Session 3
    EHR320 Work Integrated Learning Project

    Year 3

    Session 1
    EHR330 Neuroscience of Motor Behaviour
    EHR332 Nutrition for Health & Performance
    EHR329 Biomechanical Analysis of Movement

    Session 2
    EHR331 Exercise, Health & Disease
    EHR311 Advanced Human Exercise Physiology
    EHR328 Ethics in Sport
    [             ]  Unrestricted Elective

    Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science - Session 2 Intake

    Year 1

    Session 2
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
    EHR120 Anatomy & Physiology 2
    EHR221 Conditioning & Physical Activity
    EHR129 Contemporary Perspectives of Health

    Session 1
    EHR101 Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement
    EHR119 Anatomy & Physiology 1
    EHR128 Understanding Research
    EHR109 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Behaviour

    Year 2

    Session 2
    EHR226 Exercise Testing & Prescription
    EHR218 Biomechanics
    EHR214 Skill Acquisition
    EHR213 Applied Psychology for Sport and Exercise

    Session 3
    EHR320 Work Integrated Learning Project

    Session 1
    EHR202 Human Exercise Physiology
    EHR225 Growth, Motor Development & Ageing
    EHR327 Indigenous People: Sport, Identity and Culture
    EHR211 Functional Anatomy & Human Performance

    Year 3

    Session 2
    EHR331 Exercise, Health & Disease
    EHR311 Advanced Human Exercise Physiology
    EHR328 Ethics in Sport
    [             ]  Unrestricted Elective

    Session 1
    EHR330 Neuroscience of Motor Behaviour
    EHR332 Nutrition for Health & Performance
    EHR329 Biomechanical Analysis of Movement

    Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science - Session 3 Intake

    Year 1

    Session 3
    EHR128 Understanding Research
    EHR109 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Behaviour

    Session 1
    EHR101 Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement
    EHR119 Anatomy & Physiology 1
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

    Session 2
    EHR120 Anatomy & Physiology 2
    EHR221 Conditioning & Physical Activity
    EHR129 Contemporary Perspectives of Health

    Year 2

    Session 1
    EHR202 Human Exercise Physiology
    EHR225 Growth, Motor Development & Ageing
    EHR327 Indigenous People: Sport, Identity and Culture
    EHR211 Functional Anatomy & Human Performance

    Session 2
    EHR226 Exercise Testing & Prescription
    EHR218 Biomechanics
    EHR214 Skill Acquisition
    EHR213 Applied Psychology for Sport and Exercise

    Session 3
    EHR320 Work Integrated Learning Project

    Year 3

    Session 1
    EHR330 Neuroscience of Motor Behaviour
    EHR332 Nutrition for Health & Performance
    EHR329 Biomechanical Analysis of Movement

    Session 2
    EHR331 Exercise, Health & Disease
    EHR311 Advanced Human Exercise Physiology
    EHR328 Ethics in Sport
    [              ] Unrestricted Elective

    Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Management) – Session 1 Intake

    Year 1

    Session 1
    EHR101 Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement
    EHR119 Anatomy & Physiology 1
    EHR128 Understanding Research
    EHR109 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Behaviour

    Session 2
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
    EHR120 Anatomy & Physiology 2
    EHR221 Conditioning and Physical Activity
    EHR129 Contemporary Perspectives of Health

    Year 2

    Session 1
    EHR202 Human Exercise Physiology
    EHR225 Growth, Motor Development and Ageing
    EHR327 Indigenous People: Sport, Identity and Culture
    MGT100 Organisations and Management

    Session 2
    HRM210 Human Resource Management
    EHR218 Biomechanics
    EHR333 Politics & Economics of Sport
    EHR303 Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity

    Session 3
    EHR320 Work Integrated Learning Project

    Year 3

    Session 1
    EHR220 Sports Media 2
    MKT110 Marketing and Society
    Plus one (1) Restricted Elective from either:
    EHR211 Functional Anatomy & Human Performance
    OR
    EHR332 Nutrition for Health & Performance
    OR
    EHR329 Biomechanical Analysis of Movement

    Session 2
    EHR328 Ethics in Sport
    Plus any two (2) Level 2 or 3 Business subject
    Plus one (1) Restricted Elective from either:
    EHR226 Exercise Testing & Prescription
    OR
    EHR214 Skill Acquisition
    OR
    EHR213 Applied Psychology for Sport and Exercise
    OR
    EHR331 Exercise, Health & Disease
    OR
    EHR311 Advanced Human Exercise Physiology
    OR
    EHR219 Games, Sport & Contemporary Physical Activity

    Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Management) – Session 2 Intake

    Year 1

    Session 2
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
    EHR120 Anatomy & Physiology 2
    EHR221 Conditioning and Physical Activity
    EHR129 Contemporary Perspectives of Health

    Session 1
    EHR101 Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement
    EHR119 Anatomy & Physiology 1
    EHR128 Understanding Research
    EHR109 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Behaviour

    Year 2

    Session 2
    HRM210 Human Resource Management
    EHR218 Biomechanics
    EHR303 Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity
    MKT110 Marketing and Society

    Session 3
    EHR320 Work Integrated Learning Project

    Session 1
    EHR202 Human Exercise Physiology
    EHR225 Growth, Motor Development and Ageing
    EHR327 Indigenous People: Sport, Identity and Culture
    MGT100 Organisations and Management

    Year 3

    Session 2
    EHR333 Politics & Economics of Sport
    EHR328 Ethics in Sport
    Plus any one (1) Level 2 or 3 Business subject
    Plus one (1) Restricted Elective from either:
    EHR226 Exercise Testing & Prescription
    OR
    EHR214 Skill Acquisition
    OR
    EHR213 Applied Psychology for Sport and Exercise
    OR
    EHR331 Exercise, Health & Disease
    OR
    EHR311 Advanced Human Exercise Physiology

    Session 1
    EHR220 Sports Media 2
    Plus any one (1) Level 2 or 3 Business subject
    Plus one (1) Restricted Elective from either:
    EHR211 Functional Anatomy & Human Performance
    OR
    EHR332 Nutrition for Health & Performance
    OR
    EHR329 Biomechanical Analysis of Movement

    Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Management) – Session 3 Intake

    Year 1

    Session 3
    EHR128 Understanding Research
    EHR109 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Behaviour

    Session 1
    EHR101 Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement
    EHR119 Anatomy & Physiology 1
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

    Session 2
    EHR120 Anatomy & Physiology 2
    EHR221 Conditioning and Physical Activity
    EHR129 Contemporary Perspectives of Health

    Year 2

    Session 1
    EHR202 Human Exercise Physiology
    EHR225 Growth, Motor Development and Ageing
    EHR327 Indigenous People: Sport, Identity and Culture
    MGT100 Organisations and Management

    Session 2
    HRM210 Human Resource Management
    EHR218 Biomechanics
    EHR333 Politics & Economics of Sport
    EHR303 Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity

    Session 3
    EHR320 Work Integrated Learning Project

    Year 3

    Session 1
    EHR220 Sports Media 2
    MKT110 Marketing and Society
    Pluse one (1) Restricted Elective from either:
    EHR211 Functional Anatomy & Human Performance
    OR
    EHR332 Nutrition for Health & Performance
    OR
    EHR329 Biomechanical Analysis of Movement

    Session 2
    EHR328 Ethics in Sport
    Plus any two (2) Level 2 or 3 Business subjects
    Plus one (1) Restricted Elective from either:
    EHR226 Exercise Testing & Prescription
    OR
    EHR214 Skill Acquisition
    OR
    EHR213 Applied Psychology for Sport and Exercise
    OR
    EHR331 Exercise, Health & Disease
    OR
    EHR311 Advanced Human Exercise Physiology
    OR
    EHR219 Games, Sport & Contemporary Physical Activity

  • Residential schools

    Please note that the following subjects may have a residential school component:

    EHR329 Biomechanical Analysis of Human Movement
    EHR330 Neuroscience of Motor Behaviour
    EHR202 Human Exercise Physiology
    EHR211 Functional Anatomy & Human Performance
    EHR221 Conditioning & Physical Activity
    EHR226 Exercise Testing & Prescription

  • Admission information
    Indicative ATAR

    7000

    Literacy requirement

    To be successful at studies within certain courses, students must be highly competent in spoken and written English literacy. All students who do not have this level of competence in spoken and written English will be required to independently organise some form of coaching in English literacy, such as a short TAFE course or other form of tuition to improve their skills. Students will be advised of their options by the Head of School from the campus where they are enrolled.

    If, after an agreed period of study in English literacy, a student's English literacy standard has not improved, the appropriate Head of  School will provide further advice with regard to alternative career options.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Distance Education students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    UACOn CampusPort MacquarieCGSYNN214860
    UACOn CampusBathurstCGSYYN213267
    DirectOn CampusPort MacquarieCGSYNNISPT
    DirectOn CampusPort MacquarieCGSYNNKTPT
    DirectDistance EducationBathurstCGSYNNESPT
    DirectOn CampusBathurstCGSYYNKSES
    DirectOn CampusBathurstFPOSYYNISES

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points (24 subjects) comprising 23 core subjects (184 points)  and 1 unrestricted elective (8 points) for the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science or 20 core subjects (160 points) and 4 restricted elective subjects (32 points) in the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Management). 

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    CRICOS Code(s)

    020109K (Bathurst, Port Macquarie)

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  • About the School
    School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health

    The School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health has established itself as a national leader in providing programs in exercise and sport science, sports journalism and clinical exercise physiology. Teaching and research facilities are second to none and all students have the opportunity to develop a range of skills that enhance the theoretical components of their training. The School prides itself on teaching excellence in the core areas of exercise science, backed by a multidisciplinary and cutting edge research profile. Based out of CSU’s Bathurst Campus, the School aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed in a dynamic and modern employment sector, and graduates have a distinguished record in gaining employment in all facets of the sports and exercise – the employment record for course graduates is very high, at 86%. The School provides support to regional athletes through the Western Region Academy of Sport (WRAS) enabling students to engage in practical work relevant to the profession.

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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