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Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Sport and Exercise Science)

Summary
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Major Sport & Exercise Science (BSES)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

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

Number of Units
  • 24 units

Duration
  • 3 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Ipswich
  • Toowoomba

Available to international on-campus and off-campus students in Australia only, but not available to international students overseas.
View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Study sports, fitness and exercise at university

Do you live and breathe sports and fitness? Do you want to pursue a career in the sports industry? USQ’s Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Sport and Exercise Science) could make your dream a reality and prepare you for a career in the exercise, fitness and sports industry.

Your studies will focus on developing the health and fitness of people across their whole lifespan, including the elderly, pregnant women and children. By combining theoretical knowledge and practical applications, with 140 hours of professional practice placement, you will be well equipped for the career market.

Professional accreditation

As a graduate, you may be able to gain accreditation as an exercise scientist via an individual application with Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA). National University Course Accreditation Program Exercise Science accreditation is being sought. Membership of other professional associations such as Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) is available.

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise you can expect to find work as an exercise scientist in areas such as health and physical activity promotion, as a sports coach, gym manager, recreation officer, personal trainer, sports development officer, or work within sports tourism, community sport and recreation, and promotion of sport performance among athletes. 

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise may also provide a pathway for postgraduate studies in sport science, elite sport performance, and clinical disciplines. 

You may also be interested in the Applied Sport and Exercise major.

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
plus 8 x major courses 8
plus 8 x major courses 8
Total 24
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.

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.

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OP/Rank
This is the 2017 OP / Rank for this program.
Bonus points may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your OP/Rank. The bonus points don’t apply to all applicants or all programs. Please read the information on USQ’s Admissions Bonus Schemes carefully to find out what you may be eligible for.

Entry Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 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 906145
Ipswich 936111
Toowoomba 906111

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018. 

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.