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

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours) Major Clinical Exercise Physiology (BSEH)
CRICOS: 093264F

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Ipswich
Duration
  • 4 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul
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 accredited with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) at the level of Accredited Exercise Physiologist. 

Career outcomes

  • Graduate as an exercise physiologist, with the ability to be accredited with Exercise and Sport Science Australia. You can apply for a Medicare provider number and be recognised by private health funds for exercise physiology sessions.
  • Accredited clinical exercise physiologists can find jobs within the health, exercise, sports, and fitness industries. Positions are available within private practices, general practices, hospitals, insurance companies, and community health services. 
  • Graduates can work with general medical practitioners to assist with patient care under general practice management plans (part of the Medicare system).
  • Accredited exercise physiologists work across many areas of clinical care, including in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, musculoskeletal 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 available in corporate health as 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. Opportunities range from supporting baggage handlers at an airline, training hospitality staff in best health practice, or managing fatigue and physical strain of manufacturing production line employees.
  • Graduating with research skills as well as clinical skills allows you to undertake roles such as interpreting health related data, policy writing within the sports industry, contributing to health papers, and working with specialised agencies, such as the World Health Organisation.  

Entry requirements

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 (Units 3 & 4, C) 

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

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

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you do not meet the entry requirements, there are pathway options available to you.

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 31
1 x elective 1
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 international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

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

AUD 32000
On-campus

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

AUD 32000

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

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.

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

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 093264F

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021

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