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Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (BSES) - BSportEx

QTAC code (Australian and New Zealand applicants): Ipswich campus: 936111; External: 906145; Toowoomba campus: 906111

CRICOS code (International applicants): 084354A

 On-campus^+External^+
Semester intake:Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Campus:Ipswich, Toowoomba -
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 (Mandatory) 
Standard duration:3 years full-time; 6 years part-time 

Notes

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 practical attendance requirements.

Footnotes
^This program is available to international on-campus and off-campus students in Australia only, but not available to international students 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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Freecall (within Australia): 1800 269 500
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 5315
Email: study@usq.edu.au  
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Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 2285
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Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science is currently under review for accreditation at the level of Exercise Science (ES) with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) in 2019.

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Program aims

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (BSES) program 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, exercise, sports and fitness industry such as exercise scientists, sports scientists, strength and conditioning coaches, sports and recreation development officers, sports performance directors or a range of other roles.

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Program objectives

On completion of the program graduates should be able to:

  1. Review and apply theories, concepts, methods and technologies to critically analyse, consolidate, synthesise and evaluate information to generate innovative and sustainable solutions to solve complex problems to a range of diverse contexts associated with exercise and sports science.

  2. Appraise and apply relevant exercise related knowledge and skills to specific contexts, cognisant of the circumstances of individuals and groups, including sports performers and those with disabilities, chronic diseases and from a range of age groups across the lifespan.

  3. Act autonomously to display well-developed practical skills relevant to laboratory, clinical and field situations in the sport and exercise area.

  4. Exhibit and apply knowledge of evidence-based practice, advanced oral, written and digital communication skills, and professional development to clearly and coherently communicate concepts, information and ideas to relevant stakeholders.

  5. Integrate and apply a competent level of safe, professional integrity and ethical practice displayed in interactions with clients from a range of populations, and a variety of contexts, across the lifespan.


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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 07. Graduates at this level will have broad and coherent knowledge and skills for professional 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) 15, tertiary entrance rank 68 or equivalent qualification.^
  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 2.


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 140 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 for practical placement. Please refer to the applicable Professional Practice Experience Handbook for Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science students.

Mandatory documents required prior to commencing ANY clinical placements 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.

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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

This program comprises of 26 core units (24 Credit Points) of study within the specialised field of sport and exercise science.

Students who have undertaken the Applied Sport and Exercise major pathway in 2015 may transfer to the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (BSES). Additional coursework may be required to satisfy ESSA accreditation requirements for Exercise Scientist registration.

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   
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   
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   

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

To be eligible to graduate, students must have completed 24 courses and met the requirements of the program.

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 8 years to complete the program.

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IT requirements

Students must have reliable and ready access to email and the Internet. Broadband access is required for the four compulsory core 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. In order to successfully complete the program students must be able to fulfil practical attendance requirements of a one week residential school in Year 1, 2 and 3.

Attendance at mandatory and highly recommended residential schools at the specified USQ campus is an integral component of the program and each student is required to attend as scheduled.


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Articulation

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science does not articulate to any other program. However, graduates may be interested in applying for and seeking up to four units worth of credit in the MSCN Master of Science (Sport and Exercise).

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Related programs

BEDU Bachelor of Education (Sport, Health and Physical Education specialisation)

BSEH Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Honours)

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Exit points


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Credit

Exemptions/credit will be assessed based on the USQ Credit and Exemption Procedure.

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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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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.

For full-time students who commenced in Semester 1 2015, please contact student administration to determine an enrolment pattern. For part-time students who commenced in 2015 and have not completed courses that have changed, it is recommended that courses in the 2020 enrolment pattern be taken. Advice regarding individual enrolment patterns is available.


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+2222Pre-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

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

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
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
SES3102 Principles of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation+3232MPre-requisite: BIO1206 and SES2104 and SES2201

Footnotes
^BIO1203 is 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. SES2299 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.

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.

For full-time students who commenced in Semester 2 2015 please contact student administration to determine an enrolment pattern. For part-time students who commenced in 2015 and have not completed courses that have changed it is recommended that courses in the 2020 enrolment pattern be taken. Advice regarding individual enrolment patterns is available.


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
EDH3256 Sports Administration, Coaching and Officiating1212
SES2203 Physical Activity and Health1212
SES1103 Nutrition and Exercise1212,3

Year 2 / Semester 1

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

Year 2 / Semester 2

BIO1206 Human Anatomy and Physiology 22222HRPre-requisite: BIO1203
SES2201 Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment+2222MPre-requisite: BIO1203 and SES1002 Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: BIO1206 and SES1299
PSY3250 Sport and Exercise Psychology22Pre-requisite: PSY1010 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: GDSI or MSCN
SES2205 Exercise Program Delivery+2121MPre-requisite: BIO1206 and SES1002 and SES2104 and SES3101
SES2299 Professional Placement 2#2222Pre-requisite: SES1299 Pre or Co-requisite: SES2205 and SES2201

Year 3 / Semester 1

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
SES2104 Exercise Physiology+3131MPre-requisite: BIO1203 and SES1002 Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: BIO1206 and SES1299
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

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

Footnotes
^BIO1203 is 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. SES2299 placement will only occur in S2.
+The on-campus offering of this course is only available at the Ipswich campus.