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

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

CRICOS code (International applicants): 093264F

Programs at USQ regularly undergo a comprehensive re-accreditation process to assure their relevance and quality. This program is currently being re-accredited and, as a consequence, is likely to undergo some changes. Full details will be made available when it is approved. If you have any questions, please contact us.

 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.

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Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Honours) with a major in Clinical Exercise Physiology is designed to meet Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) accreditation requirements. USQ is seeking accreditation from ESSA with an expected completion of 2018.

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Program aims

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Honours) with a major in 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, personal trainers, sports development officers, sports performance directors or a range of other roles. The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Honours) (Clinical Exercise Physiology) specifically provides for graduates to obtain ESSA qualification as an exercise physiologist.

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Program objectives

On completion of the program graduates will 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 73 or equivalent qualification.^
  • Subject Pre-requisite: English (4,SA) or equivalent.

  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 3.


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 2018 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 Handbookfor Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Honours) Students.

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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 (Honours) (Clinical Exercise Physiology) is structured with:

  • 8 core courses

  • 14 sport and exercise courses; and

  • 10 specific clinical exercise physiology related courses.


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Program completion requirements

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

Standard – 4 years full-time; 8 years part-time
Maximum – 10 years

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Core courses

  Course Name 
Core courses — same as Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (BSES)  EDH2152 Health and Wellbeing 
EDH2253 Scientific Bases of Movement 1 
EDH3256 Sports Administration, Coaching and Officiating 
BIO1203 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 
BIO1206 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 
PSY1010 Foundation Psychology A 
SES1002 Introduction to Sport and Exercise 
SES2101 Growth, Development and Lifespan 
 
Sport and Exercise courses (courses in common with BSES (Sport and Exercise) major)  NSC2500 Pharmacology and Pathophysiology in Health 
PSY3250 Sport and Exercise Psychology 
SES1299 Professional Placement 1# 
SES2102 Motor Control and Learning 
SES2103 Functional Anatomy 
SES2104 Exercise Physiology 
SES2201 Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment 
SES2202 Biomechanics 
SES2203 Physical Activity and Health 
SES2204 Strength Training and Conditioning 
SES2299 Professional Placement 2# 
SES3299 Professional Placement 3# 
SES3101 Exercise Prescription and Practice 
SES3103 Nutrition and Exercise 
SES3201 Exercise Program Delivery 
SES3204 Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics 
 
Specific clinical exercise physiology courses  COU4150 Wellbeing and Relationships for Professionals 
SES3130 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Young People 
SES3202 Clinical Practice Skills 1 
SES3231 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Adult to Middle Age 
SES4101 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Mature to Later Years 
SES4102 Clinical Practice Skills 2 
SES4199 Clinical Professional Placement 1 
SES4203 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Special Populations 
SES4202 Clinical Case Studies 
SES4299 Clinical Professional Placement 2 

Footnotes
#SES1299, SES2299 and SES3299 combine to make up one unit and 140 hours of professional practice.

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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. 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 Toowoomba or Ipswich campuses.

Core course


Sport and Exercise courses


Clinical Exercise Physiology courses


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Articulation

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (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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Related programs

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (BSES)

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Exit points

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

Those students who fail to maintain an average passing grade (GPA 4.0) across levels 1 to 3 will normally 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 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (BSES). Please note: Students who wish to exit under the Sport and Exercise Science Major will need to meet the Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) requirements. This requirement will mean the completion of three required courses in Level 3 that are not part of the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Honours) program.

Students who complete 24 approved courses can exit with a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (BSES) Applied Sport and Exercise major. Students who complete 16 approved courses can exit with an Associate Degree of Sport and Exercise (ADSE).

Students who 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 for exemptions from some of the courses within the BSEH (CEP) program.

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Course transfers

Courses may be transferred to other programs; students should consult the relevant Faculty.

Recommended enrolment patterns

In this section:

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Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Honours) (Clinical Exercise Physiology) 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: The enrolment pattern outlined provides the opportunity for students to seek reverse articulation to a nominated service provider (AFB) for a Certificate III in Fitness after the completion of the first year of study. 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 entry

BIO1203 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1^1111,3HR
PSY1010 Foundation Psychology A1111,3
SES1002 Introduction to Sport and Exercise1111
SES2101 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
EDH2253 Scientific Bases of Movement 11212
EDH3256 Sports Administration, Coaching and Officiating1212

Year 2 / Semester 1

SES2102 Motor Control and Learning2121
SES2103 Functional Anatomy2121Pre-requisite: (BIO1203 and BIO1206) OR (BIO1203 and BIO1100)
SES2104 Exercise Physiology2121Pre-requisite: BIO1203
SES3101 Exercise Prescription and Practice2121

Year 2 / Semester 2

SES2201 Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment2222MPre-requisite: Students must have completed 8 units in one of the following programs: BSES or BSEH before enrolling in this course.
SES2202 Biomechanics2222
SES2203 Physical Activity and Health2222
SES2204 Strength Training and Conditioning2222
SES2299 Professional Placement 2#2222Pre-requisite: SES1299 Pre or Co-requisite: SES3101 and SES2201

Year 3 / Semester 1

NSC2500 Pharmacology and Pathophysiology in Health3131Pre-requisite: BIO1203
SES3299 Professional Placement 3#3131Pre-requisite: SES2299
SES3204 Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics3131
SES3130 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Young People3131MPre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BSEH

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: SES3201 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BSEH
SES3231 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Adult to Middle Age3232MPre-requisite: SES3130 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BSEH
SES3201 Exercise Program Delivery3232MPre-requisite: SES2201 and SES3101

Year 4 / Semester 1

SES4101 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Mature to Later Years*4141MPre-requisite: SES3231 and Students must be enrolled in BSEH
COU4150 Wellbeing and Relationships for Professionals4141RPre-requisite: PSY1010 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCCO or GDCN or MCCO or BSEH
SES4102 Clinical Practice Skills 2*4141MPre-requisite: SES3202 and SES3231 and Students must be enrolled in BSEH
SES4199 Clinical Professional Placement 141Pre-requisite: SES3299 and Students must be enrolled in BSEH

Year 4 / Semester 2

SES4203 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Special Populations*4242M
SES4202 Clinical Case Studies4242
SES3103 Nutrition and Exercise4242, 3
SES4299 Clinical Professional Placement 242Pre-requisite: SES3299

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 in regards to HECS these three courses only make up one HECS course not three individual HECS courses. 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 will not be available in 2018.

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Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Honours)(Clinical Exercise Physiology) 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
EDH2253 Scientific Bases of Movement 11212
EDH3256 Sports Administration, Coaching and Officiating1212
SES2203 Physical Activity and Health1212

Year 2/Semester 1

BIO1203 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1^2121,3HR
SES3101 Exercise Prescription and Practice2121
SES1002 Introduction to Sport and Exercise2121
SES2101 Growth, Development and Lifespan2121
SES1299 Professional Placement 1#21,221,2

Year 2/ Semester 2

SES2201 Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment2222MPre-requisite: Students must have completed 8 units in one of the following programs: BSES or BSEH before enrolling in this course.
SES2202 Biomechanics2222
BIO1206 Human Anatomy and Physiology 22222HRPre-requisite: BIO1203
SES2204 Strength Training and Conditioning2222
SES2299 Professional Placement 2#2222Pre-requisite: SES1299 Pre or Co-requisite: SES3101 and SES2201

Year 3/ Semester 1

PSY1010 Foundation Psychology A3131,3
SES2104 Exercise Physiology3131Pre-requisite: BIO1203
SES2102 Motor Control and Learning3131
SES2103 Functional Anatomy3131Pre-requisite: (BIO1203 and BIO1206) OR (BIO1203 and BIO1100)

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
SES3103 Nutrition and Exercise3232,3
SES3231 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Adult to Middle Age3232MPre-requisite: SES3130 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BSEH
SES3201 Exercise Program Delivery3232MPre-requisite: SES2201 and SES3101

Year 4/ Semester 1

NSC2500 Pharmacology and Pathophysiology in Health4141Pre-requisite: BIO1203
SES3204 Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics4141
SES3299 Professional Placement 3#4141Pre-requisite: SES2299
SES3130 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Young People4141MPre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BSEH

Year 4/ Semester 2

SES4203 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Special Populations*4242M
SES3202 Clinical Practice Skills 1*4242MPre-requisite or Co-requisite: SES3201 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BSEH
SES4202 Clinical Case Studies4242
SES4299 Clinical Professional Placement 242Pre-requisite: SES3299

Year 5/ Semester 1

SES4101 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Mature to Later Years*5151MPre-requisite: SES3231 and Students must be enrolled in BSEH
COU4150 Wellbeing and Relationships for Professionals5151RPre-requisite: PSY1010 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCCO or GDCN or MCCO or BSEH
SES4102 Clinical Practice Skills 2*5151MPre-requisite: SES3202 and SES3231 and Students must be enrolled in BSEH
SES4199 Clinical Professional Placement 151Pre-requisite: SES3299 and Students must be enrolled in 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 in regards to HECS these three courses only make up one HECS course not three individual HECS courses. 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 will not be available in 2018.