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Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Honours) (Clinical Exercise Physiology)

Summary
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Honours) Major Clinical Exercise Physiology (BSEH)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 32 units

Duration
  • 4 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Ipswich

Available to international on-campus and external students studying in Australia only, due to on-campus and practical attendance requirements for some courses. It is not available to international students studying overseas.
View USQ Handbook

Delve into the world of exercise, health and fitness

What impact does exercise have on the human body, mentally and physically? 

By studying the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Honours) with a major in Clinical Exercise Physiology, you can explore the benefits of exercise and how it can assist in improving overall health or with rehabilitation.

Put your theoretical skills into practice with 500 hours of professional clinical placement over four years.

Become an Accredited Exercise Physiologist

This degree provides you with the opportunity to qualify as an Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) accredited exercise physiologist (pending external accreditation). As such you will specialise in prescribing exercises and lifestyle therapies to help patients get fitter for all around good health, or to treat chronic disease, injury and disability.

Once qualified, you will be able to apply for a Medicare provider number and be recognised by private health funds for exercise physiology sessions. This will enable you to work with General Practitioners to assist with patient care under the general practice management plan (which is part of the Medicare rebate scheme).

Professional accreditation

USQ is currently seeking accreditation from Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) with an expected completion of 2018.
Graduates can find work as accredited clinical exercise physiologists within the health, exercise, sports and fitness industry. Other career options can include sports coach, personal trainer, sports development officer, and sports performance director.

Professional experience

In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need complete professional experience. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.

Residential schools

In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
Sport and exercise courses 14
Clinical exercise physiology courses 10
Total 32
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 7551
Domestic full fee paying AUD 19240

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Professional experience

This program includes a compulsory professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Residential schools

This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
 

English Language Requirements

All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Alternate pathways

A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.


How to apply

Apply with QTAC
If you're new to USQ
OR
Apply with USQ
If you're a current or previous USQ student (Not Head Start students)

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
External/Online 906215
Ipswich 936211

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1,2017 - applications close Monday 20 February 2017, with Semester 1 commencing on 27 February 2017.
  • Semester 2, 2017 - applications close Thursday 6 July 2017, with Semester 2 commencing on 10 July 2017.

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.