Bachelor of Exercise Science/Bachelor of Psychological Science

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Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





4 years full-time

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About this program

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.

Attendance information

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.

My career opportunities

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.

Program accreditation

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.

Professional recognition

The Australian Psychological Society recognises graduates of this award.

Pathways to further study

Master of Physiotherapy

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.

Commonwealth supported students

  • Commonwealth supported students make a student contribution towards the cost of their courses while the majority of the cost is subsidised by the Australian Government.
  • Students are liable for the student contribution charge for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • HECS-HELP is a loan scheme which provides eligible Commonwealth supported students with assistance in paying their student contribution charge.
  • Student contribution amounts are set by the Australian Government 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.
  • 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 charged is applicable to the semester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Exercise Science/Bachelor of Psychological Science (1225)

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.

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