3 to 4 years full-time
6 years part-time
4 years full-time for domestic students starting in Trimester 3 only
$12,000.00* per year (more)
* 2024 indicative annual CSP fee
Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
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.
|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.
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.
This program includes compulsory study in Trimester 3 for students who commence in Trimesters 2 and 3.
Trimester 3 duration:
Students who commence the program in Trimester 3 will complete the program over four calendar years.
3011AHS Fitness Practicum I and 3012AHS Fitness Practicum II are delivered with TAFE Queensland. All studies are conducted off campus at TAFE Queensland - Gold Coast and at external workplaces. Note, there are limited places available for enrolment in these courses.
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 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, while meeting Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) accreditation requirements.
In this program students will spend time in the work/professional environment undertaking placements at various locations throughout Australia. Placements may be outside of the Brisbane metropolitan/Gold Coast area including New South Wales, interstate or overseas. Total work placement hours are 140hrs over one Trimester of study.
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.
The Bachelor of Exercise Science is accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).
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.
There are placements associated with this program and before undertaking professional experience placements, all students in this program are required to have completed the following by the end of their first trimester of study:
Students should refer to the checklist of professional practice requirements for their Health discipline on the Health Placement Support Hub for full details of the requirements regarding professional placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
If the fee rate for your program is not displayed above, please contact Student Connect for assistance.
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.
Throughout your program you may be required to pay for the following items:
first aid certificate; immunisations; uniforms; expenses associated with placements such as travel and accommodation, Fit for Professional Practice Placement costs such as Blue Card, Police Check. See Health Placement Support Hub website for more details.