This innovative program combines exercise science studies with professional grounding in the core topics of psychology to help you develop the skills and knowledge to apply psychological theories to topics such as motivation, stress, attitudes, health, criminal activity, teaching skills, occupational behaviour, working conditions and organisational structures.
You'll be able to evaluate and understand tests that measure intellectual, behavioural and emotional states. By learning advanced interpersonal skills and the principles of counselling, you will gain the foundation skills to assist people with personal, health, vocational and social difficulties.
This degree will provide a thorough knowledge in the basic and clinical sciences so you understand the exercise response when working in the areas of health, rehabilitation and sport. The combined degree provides a pathway to practise as a sports psychologist following further study.
To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each semester. This may affect your entitlement to Centrelink benefits. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program are 35 credit points.
The exercise science component of the program enables you to consider careers as diverse as a consultant in sport and exercise behaviour, an exercise specialist, rehabilitation adviser or manager, cardiac technician or respiratory scientist. Other career options include working in sports and recreation management, as a health promoter, orientation and mobility instructor, or counsellor. You will also be qualified for professional employment in guidance, health management and other human services careers in health and organisational workplaces.
Completion of this program also gives graduates the opportunity to apply for entry into the Master of Physiotherapy as well as further educational opportunities in sport coaching, sports and exercise medicine, medicine, psychology and a range of allied health professions.
The Bachelor of Exercise Science/Bachelor of Psychological Science is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council and further study is required to be eligible for registration as a Psychologist.
The Australian Psychological Society recognises graduates of this award.
Students who complete the Bachelor of Exercise Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) (1172) or the Bachelor of Exercise Science/Bachelor of Psychological Science (1225) programs may be eligible to apply for entry to the Master of Physiotherapy (5320). Places are limited and entry will be based on (1) academic merit and (2) interview. Please refer to the Master of Physiotherapy program for further information on entry requirements.
Subject to DEEWR approval, Commonwealth supported places will be allocated to the Master of Physiotherapy program which will enable Domestic students entering this program via the Bachelor of Exercise Science (Pre-Physiotherapy) pathway to maintain a Commonwealth supported place for the duration of their undergraduate Bachelor of Exercise Science (1344) and postgraduate Master of Physiotherapy (5320) studies.
|Year||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee per EFTSL (80 cp)|
|2015||FPUG Band 6||$259.00||$24,087.00|
|2014||FPUG Band 6||$249.00||$19,920.00|
|2013||FPUG Band 6||$239.00||$19,120.00|
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.