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OR VET qualification
Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
This double degree provides a pathway to practise as a sports psychologist, following further study in psychology.
You will learn how to apply psychological theories to topics such as motivation, stress and health. You will also study the basic and clinical sciences and learn about the exercise response when working in the areas of health, rehabilitation and sport.
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.
You may undertake a professional practice placement, which will give you an opportunity to put your knowledge and skills into practice.
You will learn how to apply psychological theories to topics such as thinking and perceiving, motivation, stress, health, criminal activity, and group behaviour.
You will also learn how to evaluate and understand tests that measure intellectual, behavioural and emotional states. You will develop interpersonal and communication skills and learn about the principles of counselling and core areas of psychology. You will learn how to help people with personal, health, vocational and social difficulties.
You will undertake a professional practice placement to enhance your skills.
To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
You will be able to work as a consultant in sport and exercise behaviour, exercise specialist, rehabilitation adviser or manager, cardiac technician or respiratory scientist. You will also be qualified to work in guidance and health management. You will have the opportunity to apply for entry into the Master of Physiotherapy, which will prepare you for a career as a physiotherapist.
The Bachelor of Psychological Science is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
As a Bachelor of Psychological Science graduate, you will be eligible for Affiliate Membership of the Australian Psychological Society. Further study is required to qualify for provisional registration as a Psychologist.
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.
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2020||Fee Band 30.0||$375.00||$30,000.00|
|2019||Fee Band 29.0||$362.50||$29,000.00|
Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.