Bachelor of Exercise Science

Program code

1171

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$32,000.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual fee

Entry requirements

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

017687B

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Prerequisites

  • English

Assumed knowledge

  • One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths B

Why choose this program?

You will gain the skills and knowledge in the physical, biomedical and psychological sciences that you will need to become an exercise specialist. You will learn the role of exercise in health maintenance and rehabilitation.

Students undertaking the professional practice placement course will have an opportunity to put their knowledge and skills into practice.

Honours is available for this degree through an additional year of study.

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Exercise Science is offered full-time on-campus at the Gold Coast campus.

As a full-time student, you will generally attend 16-22 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

Note: The Bachelor of Exercise Science curriculum will be introduced incrementally over three years (that is, Year 1 courses will be introduced in 2017, Year 2 courses in 2018 and Year 3 courses in 2019).

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning activities (professional placements) integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in the degree program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.

In this program you will spend time in the work/professional environment undertaking placements at various locations. Placements may be outside of the Brisbane metropolitan/Gold Coast area including northern New South Wales and (by negotiation) interstate or overseas.

My career opportunities

You will be prepared for work as an exercise specialist for community or sports organisations as a clinical scientist specialising in cardiac; respiratory and sleep medicine; as a rehabilitation, sports or recreation manager; a strength and conditioning coach; or as an occupational health and safety officer.

Program accreditation

The Bachelor of Exercise Science is accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

Professional recognition

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Exercise Science, graduates who have completed the professional practice placement course (3006AHS) will be eligible to apply for accreditation through Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) as an Accredited Exercise Scientist.

Graduates have two years following completion of their studies to submit their application to Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) for accreditation.

Before I enrol

  • Criminal History Check
  • First Aid and CPR Certificates
  • Immunisation and Health Record
  • Working with Children Check (Blue Card)

Professional placements

  • Griffith University Health and Safety Induction
  • Griffith University Student Deed Poll
  • Queensland Health placement requirements

There are placements associated with this program. Students should refer to the checklist of pre-placement and placement requirements for their Health discipline on the Fit for Placement website for full details of the requirements regarding clinical placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.

Note: In the event that there is a difference between the contents published on the Fit for Placement website and the program-specific information published on the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses websites, or where information published on the Fit for Placement website is not in accordance with University Policy, the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses website contents and University Policy shall override the information on the Fit for Placement website.

Pathways to further study

You may be eligible to apply for the Graduate Diploma of Exercise Science (4157) if you meet the admission requirements. Selection for admission is competitive and will be based upon (1) academic merit and (2) the information provided in the Selection Supplement.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Exercise Science (1171)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 Fee Band 32.0 $400.00 $32,000.00
2019 Fee Band 31.0 $387.50 $31,000.00
Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

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