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Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

 

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City campus

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Min. duration
3 years full time

course codes
UTS: C10300v2
CRICOS: 080087C

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science meets the demand for professionals able to provide physical activity services to all sectors of the community.

The course provides students with a strong understanding of the processes and mechanisms underlying sport and exercise science, and with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage and plan sport and exercise activities in health, exercise rehabilitation, sport, event and education contexts.

Students who complete this course with the Health and Physical Education major (HPE) are eligible for direct entry into the Master of Teaching in Secondary Education (C04255) offered by UTS: Education.

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science meets the demand for professionals able to provide physical activity services to all sectors of the community.

The course provides students with a strong understanding of the processes and mechanisms underlying sport and exercise science, and with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage and plan sport and exercise activities in health, exercise rehabilitation, sport, event and education contexts.

Students who complete this course with the Health and Physical Education major (HPE) are eligible for direct entry into the Master of Teaching in Secondary Education (C04255) offered by UTS: Education. This course is formally accredited with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) and provides HPE students with the opportunity to complete an undergraduate and postgraduate degree. Students who complete this course with the required electives and grade point average also meet current entry criteria for the Master of Physiotherapy.

Course aims

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science aims to provide graduates with the necessary skills to gain initial employment in the human movement field, as well as the analytical skills necessary for critical appraisal of developments in the field.

I chose UTS because I’d heard that it had a particularly good reputation within the sport and exercise discipline.

Typical study program

The course programs below include two years of common core subjects with a choice of major (or no specified major) in the third year. Year 3 options are chosen from CBK90911 Sport and Exercise Science Year 3 choice.

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
92511 Structural Anatomy692511
92512 Biomechanics of Human Motion692512
91429 Physiological Bases of Human Movement691429
21655 Sport and Society621655
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
92521 Functional Anatomy692521
92523 Strength and Conditioning692523
92524 Health and Lifespan Development692524
21658 The Organisation of Australian Sport621658

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

All students at UTS pay tuition fees to contribute towards the cost of their studies.

In 2016 all offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which means that the Australian government makes a substantial contribution towards the cost of your education, and you pay the balance through student contributions.

The amount you pay depends on your area of study and the number of credit points (cp) in which you enrol. At UTS 48 credit points is considered to be one Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL).

The table to the right shows the amount a student can expect to pay for one year of full-time study (1.0 EFTSL).

Eligible students can choose to either defer payment of their fees through HECS-HELP, or pay up front to receive a 10% discount. Subject to the passage of legislation, the discount applied to upfront payments may be removed.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional cost.

You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the above.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $8,917 = $1,114

Student contribution amounts for 2015 commencing students

Area of study and

student contribution  

band

Student contribution

(per EFTSL or 48 cp)

3
Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
$10,440
2
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
$8,917
1
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing
$6,256

 

Eligible students can choose to either defer payment of their fees through HECS-HELP, or pay up front to receive a 10% discount. Subject to the passage of legislation, the discount applied to upfront payments may be removed.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional cost.

You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the above.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $8,917 = $1,114

Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$19,840 to A$34,080 per year.

Tuition fees for international undergraduate students can be found using fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2016 is $560. The total credit points are 144.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

Career options include sport and exercise science; corporate health and wellbeing; strength and conditioning; personal training; physiotherapy (pathway); exercise rehabilitation; sports coaching; teaching; health and physical education (HPE); outdoor education; and facility management.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM90825 Sport and Exercise Science core stream96
CBK90911 Sport and Exercise Science Year 3 choice48
Total144

Course structure explained

Students must complete at least 144 credit points over 24 subjects.

Students choose four electives, appropriate to their chosen career, to complement the core subjects in the degree. Students studying to be a physical education teacher must take the performance studies subjects as electives.

Industrial training/professional practice

The course has an extensive internship program.

Additional information

Course duration

The course is available on a three-year, full-time basis. Students should be aware that they may be required to attend evening classes.

Full time, on campus

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

This course is also available to mature-aged applicants where preference is given to those with vocational experience in the broad field of human movement.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics and any two units of English.

Year 12 bonus scheme

To see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.

Credit recognition

After admission, students may apply for credit recognition in subjects in which they consider themselves eligible. Equivalence of subject matter is the main criterion for the award of credit recognition in a subject successfully completed at another institution.

Scholarships, prizes and awards

Scholarships

Prizes and awards

Professional recognition

Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) (for those students who go on to complete the Master of Teaching in Secondary Education).

UTS: Handbook

See the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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