UAC Undergraduate Course Description

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B Exercise and Sport Science 1

University of Newcastle

CampusType of
UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
Central Coast – Ourimbah CSP  480575  3F/EqP 77.60 3 Mar 2014 16 Jan 2014

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Recommended studies: At least two of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and/or Physics. Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) is also desirable. If you have limited knowledge in these subjects you should enrol in bridging courses offered by the University's English Language and Foundation Studies Centre before you start the program. Read 'Bridging courses' for further information.

Major studies: Exercise and sport science.

Practical experience: Through a professional placement program students can apply for experience with professional sporting teams, sports organisations, clinics and hospitals. Most exercise and sport science courses include laboratory classes in which you will learn the practical skills of professionals.

Honours: A further year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) study to obtain an honours degree is available to high-achieving students. Honours is highly regarded by potential employers and provides entry into a research career.

Professional recognition: Graduates of the Exercise and Sport Science program who have completed the Exercise Science Sequence may be eligible to apply for membership as an Exercise Scientist with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). Graduates may apply for Exercise Physiology accreditation with ESSA after completion of a NUCAP-accredited program in exercise physiology. As an accredited exercise physiologist, you will receive a Medicare provider number and provide services for those with complex and chronic conditions.

Career opportunities: Examples include work in the sports industry as sport scientists, strength and conditioning coaches, development officers and consultants, and in the health industry as health cardiac/respiratory technicians (with further study), education/promotion officers and exercise scientists.

Additional information: The course provides a comprehensive approach to the study of exercise, addressing both sport and health aspects. The first year gives an introduction to exercise and sport science and focuses on general and biological sciences, providing you with a strong foundation. In second and third year you will specialise in exercise and sport science, studying topics such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, exercise testing and prescription, and motor control and learning.

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