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New Bachelor of Exercise Science Commencing in January 2007

The new Bachelor of Exercise Science, planned to commence in January 2007, has been deliberately structured to be the preferred undergraduate degree for entry into the proposed entry-level Doctor of Physiotherapy program at Bond University (subject to accreditation by Australian Physiotherapy Council). This means that students interested in pursuing a career in Physiotherapy could complete both degrees in 4 years of study, and graduate as a Doctor of Physiotherapy.

Program coordinator Professor Greg Gass is confident that with its outstanding sporting facilities including a beautiful on-campus 50 metre pool, and its recent and proposed curriculum initiatives, Bond University will be an ideal ‘one stop shop’.

“The Bachelor of Exercise Science has been designed to produce the highest quality graduates who will be recognised as the benchmark by industry and by the providers of other related university programs.” Professor Gass said.

The curriculum approach to the Bachelor of Exercise Science is to provide a high level of basic science, clinical science and exercise science content. This will produce graduates who can evaluate, reason, and synthesise complex scientific and medical information. This design recognises Exercise Science as an emerging field of academic and clinical relevance to the medical model, to patient care and health outcomes.

Professor Gass has limited the first year enrolment into this program to 20 students, each with an OP no lower than 10 (or equivalent).

“Bond University’s focus on small group teaching and individual student attention is a distinguishing feature of the Bond University educational experience.” Professor Gass said.

“The curriculum innovations and the unashamed commitment to quality and student learning should be reason enough for all potential students to consider Bond University as their tertiary education provider, and particularly so with the availability of FEE-HELP,” he said.

It is expected that only students with an OP between 1 and 10 will be admitted into this program. It is worth noting that 40% of students enrolled at Bond University have a percentile rank of 90 and above, and approximately 80% of students enrolled at Bond University have a percentile rank of 80 and above.

Students who are already enrolled in a similar undergraduate degree program in a public university and are considering graduate entry Physiotherapy i.e. Doctor of Physiotherapy should consider transferring to the Bachelor of Exercise Science at Bond University.

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