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Bachelor of Exercise Science (Honours)

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Bachelor of Exercise Science (Honours)

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CSU’s Bachelor of Exercise Science (Honours) combines research methods, advanced concepts and an independent project to help further prepare you for a rewarding career.

Develop your expertise and gain a deeper understanding of the application of exercise science, sport and health disciplines. Explore a new or existing area of research to support industry capability and progression.

  • Why study this course?

    The Bachelor of Exercise Science (Honours) aims to produce graduates of high quality who will impact significantly on the field of exercise science, sport and health and be critical agents in the emerging professions of this field. 

    Learn from leading academics

    Our School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health is a national leader in delivering programs across exercise and sports science, sports journalism and clinical exercise physiology. Teaching and research facilities are second to none, and all students have the opportunity to develop a range of skills that enhance the theoretical components of their training. The school prides itself on teaching excellence in the core areas of exercise science, backed by a multidisciplinary and cutting edge research profile.

    Build your research capability

    The program is designed to prepare graduates for a research career, and careers requiring research skills and people management. The program provides a research orientation that combines advanced research methods and concepts with an independent research project.

    Prepare to compete in a growth industry

    Based at CSU’s Bathurst and Port Macquarie campuses, the school aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed in a dynamic and modern employment sector, and graduates have a distinguished record in finding jobs in all facets of the sports and exercise industry. The employment record for course graduates is very high, at 86 per cent. The school also provides support to regional athletes through the Western Region Academy of Sport (WRAS) enabling students to engage in practical work relevant to the profession.

  • Career opportunities

    Build a career with longevity. There is considerable growth in opportunities in fitness and exercise rehabilitation services, sports coaching, sports science, strength and conditioning, leisure, social services and administration in government and funded bodies, as well as private sector organisations.

    Work to build fitness with novices or athletes

    Develop evidence-based coaching programs and deliver training across elite sporting teams, corporate wellness programs or towards training elite individuals, incorporating emerging tools and strategies.

    Support recovery after accident or illness

    Build exercise programs for people seeking to regain functional capacity. Use your skills to develop and implement rehabilitation policy and programs, and contribute to in injury case management and health risk appraisal.

    Develop industry capability

    Continue your career in research in either academia or sporting institutes.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    The course consists of two (2) subjects (64 points):

    EHR427 Research Methods in Movement Science (32)
    EHR428 Movement Science Honours Thesis (32)

    Key Subjects
    No key subjects apply as per the Course Modification document approved by the Faculty of Education Courses Committee on 20 May 2014 (CCE 14/69) and approved by the Curriculum Learning and Teaching Committee on 10 June 2014 (CLTC 14/69).

    Enrolment pattern

    Session 1 (Year 1)

    EHR427 Research Methods in Movement Science

    Session 2 (Year 1)

    EHR428 Movement Science Honours Thesis

  • Admission information

    Applicants must hold the Bachelor of Exercise Science or Bachelor of Human Movement with a grade point average (GPA) of 5.00 calculated over the best two of three years, or an equivalent bachelor degree such as Bachelor of Social Science (Recreation and Human Movement), Bachelor of Sport Science, or Bachelor of Physical Education, with an equivalent GPA.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

  • Course details
    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectOn CampusBathurstCGSYNNKSEH
    DirectOn CampusBathurstFPOSYNNISEH

    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    The number of subjects and specific subject choices are described in the Course Structure and Enrolment Pattern for the course. To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 64 points which includes a 32 credit point Honours thesis.

  • How to apply
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    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

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    Recruitment agent

    Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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    CRICOS Code(s)

    073338C (Bathurst)

    Thinking of deferring?

    Find out more about deferral

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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