Save Download PDF
Undergraduate

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

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

Entry requirements
  • OP: 12
  • Selection Rank: 75
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Ipswich
Duration
  • 4 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July
Note: Available to international students living in Australia only, due to on-campus and practical attendance requirements for some courses. Not available to international students residing overseas. 

Overview

  • Study with one of the few university degrees in Australia to offer a four-year undergraduate pathway to allied health practice.
  • Our Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Honours) (Clinical Exercise Physiology) integrates not only academic learning through practical and theoretical expertise, but additionally, a research component which allows you to refine your research skills and experience, and open a myriad of career opportunities.
  • This degree is the professional qualification you need to obtain accreditation as an exercise physiologist, and will provide the competencies to design, deliver and evaluate exercise interventions for people with medical conditions, injuries, or disabilities. 
  • You will examine all aspects of clinical exercise physiology, including anatomy and physiology, psychology, strength and conditioning, exercise prescription, and programming and delivery, alongside 500 hours of professional placements.
  • Benefit from USQ’s Sport and Exercise Clinic, a community exercise rehabilitation service providing ongoing care for patients. This service provides the opportunity to gain real life experience in assessment, exercise prescription, and education for individuals and groups, as well as training in clinical software systems within the Sport and Exercise Clinic that are used in industry.

Further study

With a focus on research within this degree, it allows for further opportunity in study, with the Doctor of Philosophy (Phd) as a viable pathway for First Class Honours graduates.   

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Honours) is provisionally accredited with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) at the level of Accredited Exercise Physiologist. 

Career outcomes

  • 100% of our graduates enjoy employment in the capacity they desire. You can find work as accredited clinical exercise physiologists within the health, exercise, sports, and fitness industry, and you may find positions within private practice, within General Practices, hospitals or community health. 
  • 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).
  • Accredited exercise physiologists work across many areas of clinical care, including in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, musculoskeketal injury management, occupational health and work injury rehabilitation, cancer care, neurological rehabilitation, metabolic disease, renal disease, mental health care, and chronic, complex disease management.
  • Careers are also increasing in areas such as corporate health, where organisations are realising the importance of employee health. Roles within this sector may include managing and rehabilitating injured staff or educating employees on safe work practices, from supporting baggage handlers at Qantas, training hospitality staff in best health practice, or managing fatigue and physical strain of mechanics working in automotive body repairs at Toyota.
  • Graduating with research skills allows you to undertake roles, such as interpreting health related data, policy writer within the sports industry, contributing to health papers, and involvement in specialised agencies, such as the World Health Organisation etc. 

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

Recent secondary education

Including adjustments Entry score including adjustment factors (additional points given in certain circumstances). Excluding adjustments Entry score not including adjustment factors.
Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer The minimum entry score for this degree based on USQ offers.
OP
12
Rank
75
OP
15
Rank
67

Starting uni in 2021?

If you want to start your studies in 2021, the format of subject pre-requisites will change slightly from previous years. ATAR will also replace OP for Queensland students who graduate from high school from 2020. Find out more about these changes to ensure you are prepared to apply.

Pre-requisites

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Further admission information

Adjustments are additional points given in certain circumstances that may increase your Rank. Find out if you qualify for any adjustment factor pathways such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed.

USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this degree's student cohort for Semester 1, 2019.

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet USQ's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet USQ's entry requirements.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree 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.

Additional requirements for placements

All students must provide the following documents prior to commencing clinical placements:

  • Blue Card or Working with Children Check (if unable to obtain: Australian Police Certificate)
  • first aid certificate
  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate 
  • a signed USQ Student Declaration
  • Queensland Health Student Orientation Checklist
  • Queensland Health Student Deed Poll
  • Queensland Health iLearn Modules.

Plus evidence of immunity to vaccine preventable diseases:

  • Hepatitis B seroconversion
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella immunisation
  • Tuberculosis risk assessment and Influenza immunisation.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning 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.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP).

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 32 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

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.

Clinical experience

In addition to the courses to be studied, you will also need to complete clinical experience, where interactive hands-on activities, such as experiments and use of specialist equipment, are undertaken.

All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of clinical/professional practice within this degree.

Residential schools

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will 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.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

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

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 9527
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 22000

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Professional experience costs

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

Residential school costs

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

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. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

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

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Apply via QTAC

Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with USQ before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to USQ from another university.
Mode QTAC Codes
External 906215
Ipswich 936211

Copy your QTAC code and continue through to the QTAC website to complete your application.

Apply through QTAC

If you are applying via QTAC, please check the QTAC closing dates.

Apply directly to USQ

You may be able to apply directly to USQ if you:

  • are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
  • have recently graduated from TAFE.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 24 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at USQ that is relevant to you.

Got questions?

 

Begin your study journey today with Australia’s #1 University for graduate starting salary* and start the degree that’s right for you.

*(Good Universities Guide, 2020.)

Talk to our degree advisors