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Bachelor of Excercise Science/Bachelor of Psychological Science
Bachelor of  Excercise Science/Bachelor of Psychological Science

Bachelor of Excercise Science/Bachelor of Psychological Science

  • ID:GU610106
  • Level:4-Year Double Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$31,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$31,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Prerequisites: English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (Units 3&4,C).

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Course Information

This double degree provides a pathway to practise as a sports psychologist, following further study in psychology.

You will learn how to apply psychological theories to topics such as motivation, stress and health. You will also study the basic and clinical sciences and learn about the exercise response when working in the areas of health, rehabilitation and sport.

Exercise Science component

You will gain the skills and knowledge in the physical, biomedical and psychological sciences that you will need to become an exercise specialist. You will learn the role of exercise in health maintenance and rehabilitation.

You may undertake a professional practice placement, which will give you an opportunity to put your knowledge and skills into practice.

Psychological Science component

You will learn how to apply psychological theories to topics such as thinking and perceiving, motivation, stress, health, criminal activity, and group behaviour.

You will also learn how to evaluate and understand tests that measure intellectual, behavioural and emotional states. You will develop interpersonal and communication skills and learn about the principles of counselling and core areas of psychology. You will learn how to help people with personal, health, vocational and social difficulties.

You will undertake a professional practice placement to enhance your skills.


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Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

  • Foundations of Exercise and Sports Science - 1001AHS

  • Cells, Tissues and Regulation - 1014MSC

  • Anatomy and Physiology Systems I - 1016MSC

  • Introduction to Psychology 1 - 1001PSY

  • Introductory Biomechanics - 1008AHS

  • Foundations of Exercise and Sports Science II - 1003AHS

  • Anatomy and Physiology Systems II - 1017MSC

  • Health Challenges for the 21st Century - 1205MED

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

  • Interpersonal Skills - 1008PSY

  • Neural Basis of Movement - 2006AHS

  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy - 2010AHS

  • Exercise, Health and Disease - 2004AHS

  • Introduction to Psychology 2 - 1002PSY

  • Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology - 1003PSY

  • Physiology of Exercise - 2001AHS

  • Motor Learning and Control - 2009AHS

  • Listed elective

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

  • Psychology in Professional Contexts - 1011PSY

  • Biological Psychology - 2007PSY

  • Experimental Design and Analysis - 2000PSY

  • Musculoskeletal Biomechanics - 2007AHS

  • Cognitive Psychology - 2006PSY

  • Psychological Assessment of Individual Differences - 3006PSY

  • Exercise Sports Nutrition - 3138AHS

  • Social and Cultural Psychology - 2008PSY

Year 4

You must complete the following courses:

  • Clinical Exercise Testing - 3004AHS

  • Personality Psychology - 2016PSY

  • Survey Design and Analysis - 3003PSY

  • Developmental Psychology - 2015PSY

  • Exercise Programming and Prescription I - 3005AHS

  • Abnormal Psychology - 3009PSY

  • Exercise Programming and Prescription II - 3013AHS

  • Listed elective

  • Exercise Science Practicum - 3006AHS

Note 1: Students who are required to complete 5902LHS must complete 1001PSY in Year 4 of the program.

Year 5

You must complete the following courses:

  • Exercise and Sport Psychology - 3009AHS

  • Psychological Perspectives on Cultural Diversity - 3033PSY

  • Listed elective

Listed electives

  • Sports Coaching - 2003AHS

  • Workplace Psychology - 2004PSY

  • Sport Psychology - 2085EDN

  • Fitness Practicum I - 3011AHS

  • First Peoples Health and Practice - 3121MED

  • Cognitive Neuropsychology - 3019PSY

  • Counselling Theory and Practice - 3005PSY

  • Pharmacology - 2018PHM

  • Community Internship and Partnerships for SDGs - 3002LFC

  • Health Psychology - 2010PSY

  • Adult Development and Ageing - 3012PSY

  • Neuromuscular Pathophysiology - 3601AHS

  • Health Practice Management - 3008AHS

  • Fitness Practicum II - 3012AHS

  • Adolescent Development - 3021PSY

  • Athlete Management Principles - 2220THS (not offered in 2021)

  • The Business of You - 3036IBA (not offered in 2021)

  • The Business of Business - 3037IBA (not offered in 2021)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

You will be able to work as a consultant in sport and exercise behaviour, exercise specialist, rehabilitation adviser or manager, cardiac technician or respiratory scientist. You will also be qualified to work in guidance and health management. You will have the opportunity to apply for entry into the Master of Physiotherapy, which will prepare you for a career as a physiotherapist.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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