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SES3399 Sport and Exercise Science Professional Placement

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health and Medical Sciences
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Pass/Not Pass
Version produced : 17 May 2022


Pre-requisite: SES2102 and SES2103 and SES2104 and SES2201 and SES2202 and SES2205
Pre- requisite or Co-requisite: SES2105 and SES3101
Enrolment is not permitted in SES3399 if SES1299 or SES3299 have been previously completed


This course is a requirement for professional accreditation at exercise science level with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). During this course, students will complete at least 155 professional placement hours, which may include up to 15 hours delivered as simulated learning activities.

The course further develops students’ knowledge and skills learned in undergraduate exercise science courses. The ability to apply knowledge and skills in an ethically responsible and risk managed manner is required.

Note that some professional placement may be required on campus at Ipswich, and some professional placement may be undertaken at other sites, which may be a considerable distance from any USQ campus. Students may be required to complete placements at more than one location. Some placement locations may be rural or remote. Professional placement is unpaid.

The placement course provides students with the opportunity to develop the ability to communicate theoretical knowledge and to apply practical skills in a proficient manner. The course outlines opportunities to value add to professional skills developed during the course and as a practitioner. The importance of evidence based research and the ability to draw together knowledge and skills from different discipline areas is outlined. Effective time management skills and work related documentation processes to ensure successful completion of the course are provided during the program of study.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 1, 2022 External
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 17 May 2022