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Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Honours) (BSEH) - BSpExHons

QTAC code (Australian and New Zealand applicants): Ipswich campus: 936211; External: 906215

CRICOS code (International applicants): 093264F

 On-campus*^+External*^+
Semester intake:Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Campus:Ipswich -
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Residential school:Ipswich campus (mandatory) 
Standard duration: 4 years full-time; 8 years part-time 
Footnotes
*For all modes there will be on-campus and practical attendance requirements for some courses. In order to successfully complete the program, students must be able to fulfil the practical attendance requirements
^This program is available to international on-campus and external students studying in Australia only. It is not available to international students studying overseas.
+In accordance with meeting Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) requirements, courses that include a practical skill competency component and residential school will be conducted at USQ Ipswich.

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Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours) (Clinical Exercise Physiology) is designed to meet Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) accreditation requirements at the level of Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP). USQ was granted provisional accreditation from ESSA at the level of Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) in 2018.

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Program aims

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours) (Clinical Exercise Physiology) aims to allow students to develop or extend their knowledge and expertise to meet personal achievement goals or provide for career opportunities within the health, sports and fitness industry such as sports coaches, sports development officers, sports performance directors or a range of other roles. The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours) (Clinical Exercise Physiology) specifically provides for graduates to obtain ESSA qualification as an accredited exercise physiologist.

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Program objectives

On completion of the program graduates should be able to:

  1. Apply proficient levels of discipline knowledge and skills relevant to health, exercise and fitness across the lifespan of an individual.

  2. Compare and contrast exercise related issues and circumstances of individuals and groups, including sports performers and those with disabilities, chronic diseases and from a range of age groups across the lifespan of an individual.

  3. Apply highly-developed practical skills relevant to laboratory, clinical and field situations in the sport and exercise area.

  4. Display evidence-based practice, good communication skills, professional development and research.

  5. Critically analyse levels of safe, professional and ethical practice displayed in interactions with clients from a range of populations, and a variety of contexts, across the lifespan of an individual.


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Australian Qualifications Framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a single national, comprehensive system of qualifications offered by higher education institutions (including universities), vocational education and training institutions and secondary schools. Each AQF qualification has a set of descriptors which define the type and complexity of knowledge, skills and application of knowledge and skills that a graduate who has been awarded that qualification has attained, and the typical volume of learning associated with that qualification type.

This program is at AQF Qualification Level 08. Graduates at this level will have advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and/or further learning.

The full set of levels criteria and qualification type descriptors can be found by visiting www.aqf.edu.au.

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Program Information Set

View USQ’s admission criteria, student profiles and a summary of all offers made under Course Admission Information Set via the QTAC website.

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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Have achieved a minimum Overall Position (OP) 12, tertiary entrance rank 75 or equivalent qualification.^
  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 3.


Applicants are advised to also address the following:


All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

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These are determined by the University for specific programs each Semester. The 2019 OP and tertiary entrance ranks are based on agreed QTAC schedules which assess formal study at Year 12 or equivalent level, tertiary, preparatory, professional or vocational qualifications or work experience, as detailed in the QTAC Assessment of Qualifications Manual and QTAC Assessor Guidelines.

Special admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank. The additional points don't apply to all applicants or all programs. Please read the information about USQ's Special Admissions carefully to find out what you may be eligible for.

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Requirements for professional experience placements

Practical experience is an integral component of the program and each student is required to undertake and satisfactorily complete 500 hours of practical experience.

Progression into practical courses is dependent upon a pass grade in theoretical and other practical courses which have been set as prerequisites.

Applicants must be willing to undertake and submit the requirements of the University of Southern Queensland and Queensland Health for practical placement. Please refer to the applicable Professional Practice Experience Handbook for Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours) Students.

Mandatory documents required prior to commencing ANY clinical placement in the program:

  • Blue Card or Working with Children Check

  • First Aid Certificate

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (CPR)

  • USQ Student Declaration


If a student is unable to obtain a positive Blue Card or Working with Children Check, they will be required to provide an Australian Police Certificate.

Exercise Physiology students must also provide the following immunisation evidence prior to commencing clinical placements with Queensland Health:

  • Hepatitis B seroconversion

  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella immunisation evidence

  • Varicella immunisation evidence


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Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of a students' higher education and students pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program structure

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours) (Clinical Exercise Physiology) is structured with:

  • 8 core courses

  • 14 sport and exercise courses; and

  • 10 specific clinical exercise physiology related courses.


Courses  ONC Toowoomba  ONC Ipswich  EXT  ONL 
BIO1203 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1  S1  S1  S1, S3   
BIO1206 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2  S2  S2  S2, S3   
PSY1102 Interpersonal Skills    S1    S1 
EDH2152 Health and Wellbeing  S1, S2  S1, S2 (Spr)  S1, S2   
EDH3256 Sports Administration, Coaching and Officiating  S2  S2 (Spr)    S2 
NSC2500 Pharmacology and Pathophysiology in Health  S1  S1    S1 
PSY1010 Foundation Psychology A  S1  S1    S1, S3 
PSY3250 Sport and Exercise Psychology        S2 
SES1002 Introduction to Sport and Exercise  S1  S1    S1 
SES1101 Growth, Development and Lifespan  S1  S1    S1 
SES1103 Nutrition and Exercise  S2  S2    S2, S3 
SES1299 Professional Placement 1#  S1, S2  S1, S2  S1, S2   
SES2102 Motor Control and Learning    S1  S1   
SES2103 Functional Anatomy    S1  S1   
SES2104 Exercise Physiology    S1  S1   
SES2105 Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics  S1  S1    S1 
SES2201 Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment    S2  S2   
SES2202 Biomechanics    S2  S2   
SES2203 Physical Activity and Health  S2  S2    S2 
SES2205 Exercise Program Delivery    S2  S2   
SES2299 Professional Placement 2#  S2  S2  S2   
SES3101 Exercise Prescription and Practice    S1  S1   
SES3102 Principles of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation    S2  S2   
SES3130 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Young People    S1  S1   
SES3202 Clinical Practice Skills 1    S2  S2   
SES3205 Independent Study in Sport and Exercise  S1  S1    S1 
SES3206 Strength Training and Conditioning    S2  S2   
SES3299 Professional Placement 3#  S1  S1  S1   
SES3231 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Adult to Middle Age    S2  S2   
SES4102 Clinical Practice Skills 2    S1  S1   
SES4101 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Mature to Later Years      S1, S2   
SES4199 Clinical Professional Placement 1      S1   
SES4203 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Special Populations     S2  S2   
SES4299 Clinical Professional Placement 2      S2   

Footnotes
#SES1299, SES2299 and SES3299 add up to complete the 140 hours of professional practice. Please note all three courses make up 1 unit.

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Program completion requirements

Admission into the 4th year of the program is contingent upon students having completed the first 3 years of the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours) as well as maintaining an average Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 in all courses completed across years 1 to 3 of the program. Please note: For students who fail to meet these requirements, please refer to the Exit Point section.

To be eligible to graduate, students must have completed 32 courses and met the requirements of the program.

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this program.

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IT requirements

Students must have reliable access to email and the Internet. Broadband access is required for all courses. For information technology requirements, please see the minimum computing standards.

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Residential schools

The attendance requirement of residential schools within this degree is indicated by the following letters: V = Voluntary; O = Optional; C = Compulsory; R = Recommended; HR = Highly Recommended; M = Mandatory. To find out more about residential schools, visit the Residential School Schedule to view specific dates for your degree, or visit the Policy and Procedure Library.

For all modes there will be on-campus and practical attendance requirements for some courses. For some courses external student attendance at identified residential school is necessary to complete the course. In order to successfully complete the program students must be able to fulfil practical attendance requirements of a one week residential school in Years 1 and 2 and a one week residential school twice yearly in Year 3 and 4. Residential schools are arranged at the most convenient times for most students and, depending on the course, may be offered at the Ipswich campus.

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Articulation

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours) (Clinical Exercise Physiology) does not articulate to any other program, however graduates may be interested in applying for the Master of Science (Research) (Sport and Exercise) Applied or Advanced specialisation programs or seek entry into a professional doctorate program.

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Exit points

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours) (Clinical Exercise Physiology) will have the following exit points:

Those students who fail to maintain an average Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 in all courses across years 1 to 3 of the program will not be permitted to enrol in the fourth year of the program and will be exited from the degree. Those students will graduate with a BSES Bachelor of Sport and Exercise. Please note: Students who wish to exit under the Sport and Exercise Science will need to meet the Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) requirements.

Students who successfully complete 16 approved courses can exit with an Associate Degree of Sport and Exercise (ADSE).

Students who successfully complete 8 approved courses can exit with a Diploma of Sport and Exercise (DSES).

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Credit

Exemptions/credit will be assessed based on the USQ Credit and Exemption Procedure. Graduates from sport and exercise or other university programs within the last 5 years are eligible to apply for exemptions from some of the courses within the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours) program.

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Course transfers

Courses may be transferred to other programs subject to the approval of the program coordinator; students should consult the relevant Faculty.

Recommended enrolment patterns

In this section:

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Recommended enrolment pattern - Semester 1 entry

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Note: Additional requirements of a First Aid Certificate and CPR qualification are required. Some short course or other requirements independent of university courses may in some cases need to be completed.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Residential schoolEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1 / Semester 1

BIO1203 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1^1111,3HR
PSY1010 Foundation Psychology A1111,3
SES1002 Introduction to Sport and Exercise1111
SES1101 Growth, Development and Lifespan1111
SES1299 Professional Placement 1#11,211,2

Year 1 / Semester 2

EDH2152 Health and Wellbeing11,211,2Pre-requisite: BEDU (Primary) Only - EDP2111
BIO1206 Human Anatomy and Physiology 21212HRPre-requisite: BIO1203
SES2203 Physical Activity and Health1212
SES1103 Nutrition and Exercise1212,3

Year 2 / Semester 1

SES2102 Motor Control and Learning+2121MPre-requisite: BIO1203 and BIO1206 and SES1002 Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: SES1299
SES2103 Functional Anatomy+2121MPre-requisite: BIO1203 and BIO1206
SES2104 Exercise Physiology+2121MPre-requisite: BIO1203 and SES1002 Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: BIO1206 and SES1299
SES2105 Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics2121

Year 2 / Semester 2

SES2201 Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment+2222MPre-requisite: BIO1203 and SES1002 Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: BIO1206 and SES1299
SES2202 Biomechanics+2222MPre-requisite: BIO1203 Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: BIO1206 and SES1002 and SES1299
SES2205 Exercise Program Delivery+2222MPre-requisite: BIO1206 and SES1002 and SES2104 and SES3101
EDH3256 Sports Administration, Coaching and Officiating2222
SES2299 Professional Placement 2#2222Pre-requisite: SES1299 Pre or Co-requisite: SES2205 and SES2201

Year 3 / Semester 1

NSC2500 Pharmacology and Pathophysiology in Health3131Pre-requisite: BIO1203
SES3299 Professional Placement 3#3131Pre-requisite: SES2299 and SES2205
SES3101 Exercise Prescription and Practice+3131MPre-requisite: BIO1206 and SES2103 and SES2205 and SES2202 and SES2104
SES3205 Independent Study in Sport and Exercise3131Pre or Co-requisite: SES3204

Year 3 / Semester 2

PSY3250 Sport and Exercise Psychology32Pre-requisite: PSY1010 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: GDSI or MSCN
SES3202 Clinical Practice Skills 1+3232MPre-requisite or Co-requisite: BIO1206 and SES2104 and SES2201 and SES2299 and SES3101
SES3206 Strength Training and Conditioning+3232MPre-requisite: SES2103 and SES2104 and SES3101
SES3102 Principles of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation+3232MPre-requisite: BIO1206 and SES2104 and SES2201

Year 4 / Semester 1

SES3130 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Young People+4141MPre-requisite: BIO1206 and SES2104 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BSEH
PSY1102 Interpersonal Skills+4141Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BPSH or BSCI (13815 Psychology) or BSCI (17582 Psychology Extended) or BPSB or BSEH
SES4102 Clinical Practice Skills 2+4141MPre-requisite: SES3202 and SES3231 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BSEH
SES4199 Clinical Professional Placement 141Pre-requisite: SES3202 and SES3299 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BSEH

Year 4 / Semester 2

SES4203 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Special Populations+4242MPre-requisite or Co-requisite: SES3130 and SES3231 and SES3202 and SES4101 and SES4102 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BSEH
SES4101 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Mature to Later Years+41,2MPre-requisite or Co-requisite: SES3130 and SES3231 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BSEH
SES3231 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Adult to Middle Age+4242MPre-requisite: BIO1206 and SES2104 and SES3130 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BSEH
SES4299 Clinical Professional Placement 242Pre-requisite: SES3202 and SES3299 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BSEH

Footnotes
^BIO1203 available on-campus in Toowoomba and Ipswich. For the Ipswich offer, course lectures are held at Ipswich and course laboratories are held at Springfield.
#SES1299, SES2299 and SES3299 add up to complete the 140 hours of professional practice. Please note all three courses make up 1 unit. Students must complete the professional placement requirements by the end of each year of study to progress to the next year unless approved otherwise.
SES1299 and SES3299 placement may occur in S1 and S2. SES4199 will only occur in S1. SES2299 and SES4299 placement will only occur in S2.
+The on-campus offering of this course is only available at the Ipswich campus.

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Recommended enrolment pattern - Semester 2 entry

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Residential schoolEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1 / Semester 2

EDH2152 Health and Wellbeing11,211,2Pre-requisite: BEDU (Primary) Only - EDP2111
SES1103 Nutrition and Exercise1212
EDH3256 Sports Administration, Coaching and Officiating1212
SES2203 Physical Activity and Health1212

Year 2 / Semester 1

BIO1203 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1^2121,3HR
PSY1010 Foundation Psychology A2121,3
SES1002 Introduction to Sport and Exercise2121
SES1101 Growth, Development and Lifespan2121
SES1299 Professional Placement 1#21,221,2

Year 2 / Semester 2

SES2201 Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment+2222MPre-requisite: BIO1203 and SES1002 Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: BIO1206 and SES1299
SES2205 Exercise Program Delivery+2222MPre-requisite: BIO1206 and SES1002 and SES2104 and SES3101
BIO1206 Human Anatomy and Physiology 22222HRPre-requisite: BIO1203
PSY3250 Sport and Exercise Psychology22Pre-requisite: PSY1010 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: GDSI or MSCN
SES2299 Professional Placement 2#2222Pre-requisite: SES1299 Pre or Co-requisite: SES2205 and SES2201

Year 3 / Semester 1

SES2104 Exercise Physiology+3131MPre-requisite: BIO1203 and SES1002 Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: BIO1206 and SES1299
SES2102 Motor Control and Learning+3131MPre-requisite: BIO1203 and BIO1206 and SES1002 Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: SES1299
SES2103 Functional Anatomy+3131MPre-requisite: BIO1203 and BIO1206
SES3101 Exercise Prescription and Practice+3131MPre-requisite: BIO1206 and SES2103 and SES2205 and SES2202 and SES2104

Year 3 / Semester 2

SES3102 Principles of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation+3232MPre-requisite: BIO1206 and SES2104 and SES2201
SES2202 Biomechanics+3232MPre-requisite: BIO1203 Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: BIO1206 and SES1002 and SES1299
SES3206 Strength Training and Conditioning+3232MPre-requisite: SES2103 and SES2104 and SES3101
SES3202 Clinical Practice Skills 1+3232MPre-requisite or Co-requisite: BIO1206 and SES2104 and SES2201 and SES2299 and SES3101

Year 4 / Semester 1

NSC2500 Pharmacology and Pathophysiology in Health4141Pre-requisite: BIO1203
SES2105 Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics4141
SES3299 Professional Placement 3#4141Pre-requisite: SES2299 and SES2205
SES3205 Independent Study in Sport and Exercise4141Pre or Co-requisite: SES3204

Year 4 / Semester 2

SES4203 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Special Populations+4242MPre-requisite or Co-requisite: SES3130 and SES3231 and SES3202 and SES4101 and SES4102 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BSEH
SES4101 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Mature to Later Years+41,2MPre-requisite or Co-requisite: SES3130 and SES3231 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BSEH
SES3231 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Adult to Middle Age+4242MPre-requisite: BIO1206 and SES2104 and SES3130 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BSEH
SES4299 Clinical Professional Placement 242Pre-requisite: SES3202 and SES3299 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BSEH

Year 5 / Semester 1

SES3130 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Young People+5151MPre-requisite: BIO1206 and SES2104 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BSEH
PSY1102 Interpersonal Skills+5151Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BPSH or BSCI (13815 Psychology) or BSCI (17582 Psychology Extended) or BPSB or BSEH
SES4102 Clinical Practice Skills 2+5151MPre-requisite: SES3202 and SES3231 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BSEH
SES4199 Clinical Professional Placement 151Pre-requisite: SES3202 and SES3299 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BSEH

Footnotes
^BIO1203 available on-campus in Toowoomba and Ipswich. For the Ipswich offer, course lectures are held at Ipswich and course laboratories are held at Springfield.
#SES1299, SES2299 and SES3299 add up to complete the 140 hours of professional practice. Please note all three courses make up 1 unit. Students must complete the professional placement requirements by the end of each year of study to progress to the next year unless approved otherwise.
SES1299 and SES3299 placement may occur in S1 and S2. SES4199 will only occur in S1. SES2299 and SES4299 placement will only occur in S2.
+The on-campus offering of this course is only available at the Ipswich campus.