Bachelor of Exercise Science

Program code

1171

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$9,527.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual CSP fee

Entry requirements

15

OP 2020

68

Rank 2020

OR VET qualification

Certificate III

(more)

Commencing in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

  • One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths B (4SA)

VET Guarantee

If you receive a VET and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

About this program

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.

Students undertaking the professional practice placement course will have an opportunity to put their knowledge and skills into practice.

Honours is available through an additional year of study.

Related degrees

Code Program title Campus Intake
1171 Bachelor of Exercise Science (this program) Gold Coast Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
2096 Bachelor of Exercise Science (Honours) Gold Coast Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Progression is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Exercise Science is offered full-time on-campus at the Gold Coast campus.

As a full-time student, you will generally attend 16-22 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning activities (professional placements) integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in the degree program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.

In this program you will spend time in the work/professional environment undertaking placements at various locations. Placements may be outside of the Brisbane metropolitan/Gold Coast area including northern New South Wales and (by negotiation) interstate or overseas.

My career opportunities

You will be prepared for work as an exercise specialist for community or sports organisations as a clinical scientist specialising in cardiac; respiratory and sleep medicine; as a rehabilitation, sports or recreation manager; a strength and conditioning coach; or as an occupational health and safety officer.

Program accreditation

The Bachelor of Exercise Science is accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

Professional recognition

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Exercise Science, graduates will be eligible to apply for Exercise Scientist accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

Graduates have two years following completion of their studies to submit their application to Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) for accreditation.

Before I enrol

  • Criminal History Check
  • First Aid and CPR Certificates
  • Immunisation and Health Record
  • Working with Children Check (Blue Card)

Professional placements

  • Griffith University Health and Safety Induction
  • Griffith University Student Deed Poll
  • Queensland Health placement requirements

There are placements associated with this program. Students should refer to the checklist of placement requirements for their Health discipline on the Fit for Professional Practice website for full details of the requirements regarding clinical placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.

Note: In the event that there is a difference between the contents published on the Fit for Professional Practice website and the program-specific information published on the Degree Finder/Programs and Courses websites, or where information published on the Fit for Professional Practice website is not in accordance with University Policy, the Degree Finder/Programs and Courses website contents and University Policy shall override the information on the Fit for Professional Practice website.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Exercise Science (1171)


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FEE-HELP

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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