Duration

4 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2018

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Honours).

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2017*

5/91

Meeting minimum entry scores does not guarantee admission. Entry requirements may change from year to year.

Don't have the OP or rank?

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2018 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)

729302 - B Exercise and Sport Sc(Hons)
729302 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme does not apply to this program

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences

Email: hmns@enquire.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 6240

Web: http://www.hmns.uq.edu.au/

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2018

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Honours).

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 082624M

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web: http://www.hmns.uq.edu.au/

Enquire online

Why study the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Honours)?

This program will ignite your interest in the complexities of maintaining an active, healthy human body and allow you to make a vital contribution to wellbeing, rehabilitation and performance. This program focuses on understanding how to enhance human performance, how the body responds to exercise and physical activity, and how to conduct research which could help build healthier communities and stronger athletes.

As a graduate you will be eligible for professional membership and accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) as an Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES). Students who complete practicum under approved supervision will meet all requirements for accreditation as a Level 1 Sport Scientist (ASpS)*.

You will study at one of the best human movement and nutrition sciences schools in Australia, known around the world for its research and expert staff. You will also have access to the latest industry equipment in the School's own specialist biomechanics, motor control, exercise physiology and strength conditioning laboratories and health clinics, and UQ's Olympic-standard recreational and sporting facilities.

*Graduates will also be required to address the Level 1 ASpS Professional Standards (Standards 1 to 6) to fulfil accreditation requirements.

What you can study

During this program you will examine all elements of exercise and sport sciences including how the body reacts to acute and chronic physical activity, and the complexities of maintaining an active and healthy body.

In addition to foundation courses in anatomy, physiology and biology, you will complete advanced courses in areas including biomechanics, exercise physiology, health promotion, and motor control. You learn how to deliver exercise and physical activity programs and conduct exercise testing and movement analysis for apparently health people ranging from recreationally active individuals, through to elite athletes.

You may tailor the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Honours) towards a specialisation of your choice through your decisions on elective courses and practicum placements - specialised professional areas may include elite athlete development, sports conditioning and performance, clinical measurements or corporate and community health and fitness.

In your final year you will undertake a research project under the guidance of an experienced researcher.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Honours).

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Placement courses

You will undertake 500 hours of supervised professional practice in a range of settings that includes sporting academies and institutes, professional sporting teams (e.g. Brisbane Broncos, Queensland Firebirds and Brisbane Roar), hospitals and local government and a variety of health care organisations and fitness facilities.

During your placements, you will have the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework to practice and develop your skills in real life settings.

A variety of sessional professional practical experiences are available from your second year before commencing full-time block placements in years 3 and 4.

Please note, some placement providers require students to provide a criminal history check and the students allocated to these placement providers will be required to supply this.

Clinical placements may be outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area where you will be required to fund your travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

Honours

Honours will be awarded to all graduates of this program.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2017*
5/91

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2018 admissions.

Admission to all UQ programs is competitive - the number of places available is usually smaller than the number of people applying. For this reason, meeting minimum entry scores doesn't guarantee admission.

QTAC Code(s)
729302 - B Exercise and Sport Sc(Hons)

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Additional application information

This program has pre-placement requirements which must be met prior to commencement of the program or a placement course. Further details can be found on the Placement Ready website.

This program may be completed part-time, however, semesters that include a placement must be studied fill-time.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Additional application requirements

This program has pre-placement requirements which must be met prior to commencement of the program or a placement course. Further details can be found on the Placement Ready website.

International students completing year 12 in Australia

Applications should be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC). For commencement in semester 1, the QTAC on-time application closing date is the last business day of September in the previous year. See the (QTAC) website for detailed information on key dates for on-time and late applications.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 082624M

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Additional costs

  • Annual CPR recertification (approx $55)
  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approx $155)
  • Costs for vaccinations and serology are the responsibility of the student and will vary based on individual and program requirements.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Honours)

Careers

As a graduate you will be eligible for professional membership and accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) as an Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES). Students who complete practicum under approved supervision will meet all requirements for accreditation as a Level 1 Sport Scientist (ASpS)*.

Career opportunities are varied and may include prescribing and delivering exercise and physical activity programs in the fitness industry, developing strength and conditioning programs to assist elite athletes and sporting teams, delivering workplace health promotion and executive health management programs , or conducting diagnostic measurements (cardiac, sleep, respiratory or neurophysiology) in hospitals or other clinical services.

Career options include:

  • Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES)
  • Accredited Sport Scientist (AspS)*
  • Biomechanist
  • Respiratory technician
  • Cardiac scientist
  • Strength and conditioning specialist
  • Health promotion officer
  • Corporate health and fitness advisor
  • Community recreation and fitness officer
  • Researcher/Academic
*Graduates will also be required to address the Level 1 ASpS Professional Standards (Standards 1 to 6) to fulfil accreditation requirements.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following organisations:

  • Exercise & Sports Science Australia

Accrediting body

This program has been accredited by:

  • Exercise & Sports Science Australia

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Honours)

To complete the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Honours), a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #64 from the BExSS(Hons) course list. Refer to the BExSS(Hons) program rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Honours).

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Honours)