Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science)

  • Effective from: 2021
  • Approved Abbreviation: BHlthSc(Sp&ExSc)
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 4658
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 069280F

This program applies to students who commenced in 2022 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For Commencement Year 2015 to 2021 - please refer to 4658.4 Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science)

For Commencement Year 2013 to 2014 - please refer to 4658.3 Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science)

For Commencement Year 2011 to 2012 - please refer to 4658.2 Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science)

For Commencement Year 2010 - please refer to 4658.1 Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science)

Sport and exercise science encompasses the science that underpins health, physical activity and exercise, and their applications to the design, implementation and evaluation of exercise programs. There are a range of career options in health and fitness centres, for example as a personal trainer, a health and fitness specialist or a fitness assessor, in government agencies associated with sport, physical activity and health, in teaching and research, and with professional sporting groups, rehabilitation clinics and hospitals. If you gain higher-level accreditation as an exercise physiologist, you will also be able to provide healthcare services funded by Medicare (Australian Government), pharmaceutical, health or food industries. Alternatively, graduates who elect studies in the physical sciences, mathematics or business are well placed for careers in the manufacturing industry.

The program combines studies in exercise physiology, sports psychology, biomechanics motor control and exercise prescription with a broad understanding of biomedicine and various health science fields to develop the professional competencies important for ethical and safe practice and high quality care and the skills to work in multidisciplinary teams. Facilities are state-of-the-art, centred on an Exercise and Sport Science Laboratory complex, and practical experience is a strong feature of the program.

Study Mode

Three years full-time. Students may choose to study at a reduced load.

Program Advice

Program Advice

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Campbelltown Campus Full Time Internal See above

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science) program is accredited at the level of exercise science by the National University Course Accreditation Program of Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). Graduates are eligible for exercise science accreditation.

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline.  This program includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this program.  Please contact the Program Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the link below for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Admission

  • Assumed Knowledge: Any 2 subjects of English
  • Recommended Studies: Any 2 subjects of English, plus four subjects of Science and/or Mathematics. PDHPE can be counted as a science subject for this program.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International students currently completing an Australian Year 12 in or outside Australia, an International Baccalaureate in Australia or a New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3 must apply via UAC International.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/international/home/apply/admissions/entry_requirements 

For programs that will lead to AHPRA registered careers and students studying Sport and Exercise Science and Speech Pathology, students are required to have a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 overall with a minimum score of 7.0 in Speaking and Listening, and 6.5 in Writing and Reading or equivalents, in an acceptable language test.

Special Requirements Prerequisites

In order to enrol in Second Year Autumn subjects, all students must have:

  1. Working with Children Check Student Declaration
  2. National Police Check
  3. First Aid Certificate
  4. Student Undertaking

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points, which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
SPRT 1001 Fundamentals of Exercise Science 10
NATS 1009 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 10
PUBH 2005 Culture, Diversity and Health 10
HLTH 1010 Professional Health Competencies 10
Note: Subject HLTH 1013 Professional Competencies in Health replaces HLTH 1010 Professional Health Competencies from Autumn 2021.  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 1010 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 10
BEHV 1014 Psychology and Health 10
HLTH 1012 Evidence in Health 10
NATS 1022 Functional Anatomy 10
Note: Subject HLTH 1012 Evidence in Health replaces HLTH 1001 Foundations of Research and Evidence-based Practice from Autumn 2021.  
Note: Subject NATS 1022 Functional Anatomy replaces BIOS 1015 Functional Anatomy from Autumn 2020.  
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
HLTH 2003 Biomechanics 10
BIOS 2012 Exercise Physiology 10
HLTH 2004 Exercise Bioenergetics 10
SPRT 2002 Exercise Testing and Measurement 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
HLTH 2005 Exercise Prescription I 10
BEHV 3025 Sport and Exercise Psychology 10
HLTH 3016 Strength and Conditioning 10
HLTH 2025 Exercise Nutrition 10
Note: Subject HLTH 2025 Exercise Nutrition replaces BIOS 2010 Exercise Nutrition from Autumn 2021.  
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
REHA 3007 Exercise Prescription II 10
SPRT 3008 Exercise Physiology Across the Lifespan 10
BEHV 3015 Motor Control and Skill Acquisition 10
HLTH 2024 Research Methods in Health 10
Note: subject HLTH 2024 replaces HLTH 2021 Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative) from Autumn 2022  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BIOS 3005 Applied Biomechanics 10
SPRT 3017 Work Experience in Sport and Exercise Science 10
REHA 3010 Exercise for Health and Disease Prevention 10
NATS 3047 Applied Physiology 10
Note: Subject NATS 3047 Applied Physiology replaces BIOS 3008 Applied Physiology from Autumn 2020.  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Full-time mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
NATS 1010 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 10
BEHV 1014 Psychology and Health 10
BEHV 3025 Sport and Exercise Psychology 10
HLTH 1012 Evidence in Health 10
Note: Subject HLTH 1012 Evidence in Health replaces HLTH 1001 Foundations of Research and Evidence-based Practice from Autumn 2021.  
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
SPRT 1001 Fundamentals of Exercise Science 10
NATS 1009 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 10
HLTH 2003 Biomechanics 10
SPRT 2002 Exercise Testing and Measurement 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
HLTH 2005 Exercise Prescription I 10
BIOS 3005 Applied Biomechanics 10
HLTH 2025 Exercise Nutrition 10
NATS 1022 Functional Anatomy 10
Note: Subject HLTH 2025 Exercise Nutrition replaces BIOS 2010 Exercise Nutrition from Autumn 2021.  
Note: Subject NATS 1022 Functional Anatomy replaces BIOS 1015 Functional Anatomy from Autumn 2020.  
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
BIOS 2012 Exercise Physiology 10
HLTH 2004 Exercise Bioenergetics 10
PUBH 2005 Culture, Diversity and Health 10
HLTH 1013 Professional Competencies in Health 10
Note: Subject HLTH 1013 Professional Competencies in Health replaces HLTH 1010 Professional Health Competencies from Autumn 2021.  
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
HLTH 3016 Strength and Conditioning 10
SPRT 3017 Work Experience in Sport and Exercise Science 10
REHA 3010 Exercise for Health and Disease Prevention 10
NATS 3047 Applied Physiology 10
Note: Subject NATS 3047 Applied Physiology replaces BIOS 3008 Applied Physiology from Autumn 2020.  
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
REHA 3007 Exercise Prescription II 10
SPRT 3008 Exercise Physiology Across the Lifespan 10
BEHV 3015 Motor Control and Skill Acquisition 10
HLTH 2024 Research Methods in Health 10
Note: subject HLTH 2024 replaces HLTH 2021 Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative) from Autumn 2022  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240