- Compulsory subject credit points
- 240 Essential subjects to complete
- Total credit points
- 240 Your complete degree
This program can be completed in 2 years (6 semesters)
This program can be completed in 2 years (6 semesters)
Students must complete three (3) subjects plus the Beyond Bond Program.
In this subject, students will be introduced to critical thinking and clear expression. They will evaluate arguments, identify assumptions, judge patterns of inference, and recognise and apply various methods of reasoning. Students will learn how to clarify and visually represent their thinking to make better decisions, evaluate and use evidence, and communicate more effectively in their writing and speaking. Using these skills, students will structure and write an academic essay and deliver an oral presentation.Read more
Integrity, and the courage and capability to act on one’s sense of responsibility, are key components of a thriving life. Responsibility, Integrity and Civic Discourse fosters students’ lifelong commitment to responsible discourse and action in all spheres of human interaction, recognising the global aspect to contemporary citizenship. Students explore the complex relationship between character, responsible action, and creative critical thinking, learning how to reflect on and articulate their unique sense of global citizenship and responsibility. By accentuating the importance of justification and articulation of the reasons for our actions, students exercise their critical, communicative, and cooperative capabilities so that they can thrive with integrity in the multiple contexts of action they will face as private, civic, professional, and global citizens.Read more
In today's work and study environments, individuals often encounter complex, open-ended problems that necessitate collaboration in both physical and virtual realms and across sectors and specialisations. In Collaboration for Global Change, students engage collaboratively to craft genuine solutions for global issues. In this context, students link their endeavours to specific sustainable development goals, thus positioning their actions as contributions to global citizenship. As they learn to defend their ideas and perspectives, students apply critical thinking, design thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills within a problem-based learning environment. This comprehensive approach equips them with the necessary skills and mindset to excel in future work, academic pursuits, and global initiatives.Read more
To keep up with the ever-changing work landscape, we aim to help our students future-proof their careers by developing broader employability skills that are actively sought out by employers. Unique to our University, Beyond Bond is a compulsory professional development program with a practical, activity-based approach that is integrated into all undergraduate degrees.
Students must complete the following two hundred and ten credit points (210CP) of subjects.
This subject provides students with an introduction to the disciplines of human anatomy and physiology. The organisation of the human body, from cells to tissues and organs, and the relationships between anatomy and physiology are emphasised. A detailed study into the physiology of nerve, muscle, bone and connective tissue is a focus, alongside an introduction to anatomical terminology, arthrology, the skull and the upper limbs. An overview into the concepts of homeostasis and the control of body systems is also provided. Learning activities will provide students with the foundational knowledge and skills required in order to undertake further study into the body’s systems.Read more
This subject provides a detailed understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and urinary systems of the body, with emphasis on the relationship between structure and function. Anatomy of the heart and great vessels, lungs, thorax, kidneys, and urinary tract is detailed and integrated with the function of these organ systems. Topics include the cardiac cycle, physiology of the circulation, mechanics of breathing, gas exchange and transport, and renal physiology. The regulation of the systems and how they interact to maintain fluid, acid-base, and circulatory homeostasis is examined.Read more
Chemistry for Living Systems provides students with a solid foundation in chemistry required for further study in biomedical, exercise, sport and health science. The curriculum covers atomic structure, chemical bonding, solutions & equilibria, chemical compounds, stoichiometry, types of reactions such as Redox and Acid/Base and thermodynamics. It also has a substantial organic chemistry component as well as basic mathematics skills. This subject aims to teach students the basic components of biological, physical and organic chemistry.Read more
This subject aims to develop students’ foundational skills in the identification, critical analysis and, application of research relevant to the health-related research continuum (laboratory bench, human performance, injury prevention/rehabilitation and population health), inclusive of quantitative and qualitative research paradigms. This subject has been designed to specifically develop research and research appraisal competencies relevant to careers in health-related professional practice and health and/or sport science research.Read more
This subject provides students with an understanding of the relationship between nutrition, health and exercise performance. Students will develop an understanding of nutrient metabolism during exercise and the role of food, fluid and nutrition supplements in enhancing exercise performance, training and recovery. Current nutrition recommendations for overall health and well-being will also be covered along with nutrition and physical activity guidelines for modifying body composition and preventing and managing chronic disease.Read more
This subject introduces the student to each of the five major streams of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science program. The basic principles of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry, psychology, biomechanics, motor control and learning, testing prescription and delivery of exercise programs within exercise and sport science settings will be the focus. This foundation subject is designed to provide students with both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to understand, apply and integrate the basic principles of the five major streams of exercise science as they relate to apparently healthy clients of both genders across the lifespan from conception to old age.Read more
In this subject students will extend the knowledge and skills gained in earlier chemistry subjects to investigate the principal biomolecules (carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids), enzymes, and the bioenergetic basis of human metabolism (prior to, during and after exercise and training) through an examination of the major catabolic and anabolic pathways. This will include coverage of glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, TCA cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, B-oxidation, as well as carbohydrate, fatty acid and amino acid metabolism. In addition, the structure of a “gene” and regulation of its expression through transcriptional and translational processes will be examined. The subject will also enhance laboratory skills via use of experimental techniques such as spectrophotometry, polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) and western blotting.Read more
This subject introduces students to the main psychosocial theories that influence sport, health and exercise in the community. The primary focus is on the understanding of psychological principles that underpin physical activity. Students will also consider the psychological factors that facilitate or impede participation and adherence in exercise programs.Read more
This subject aims to develop understanding of the interaction of the neuromuscular and skeletal system and how they lead to complex movements. Students will undertake activities to facilitate their learning to describe the shape, location and action of muscles, how joint shape influences movement, how movement causes the anatomical structures to adapt, and how anatomical structures influence sport performance and activities of daily living.Read more
This subject will provide students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to understand and examine the basic laws of force and motion and how these apply to optimising human movement. In addition students will learn and apply techniques to mitigate injury risk in a variety of sporting activities as well as activities of daily living. The subject focuses on the mechanical basis of human movement, with an emphasis on understanding the concepts of linear and angular kinematics (e.g., position, displacement, velocity and acceleration), and projectile motion, linear and angular kinetics (e.g. forces, laws of motion, centre of mass, torque, and moments of inertia). Students will use this knowledge to address real-world exercise science applications in areas such as gait, fluid dynamics and resistance training via a variety of qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques.Read more
This subject introduces the primary theories and applications of motor control and learning. Various motor control theories will be examined concerning the role of sensory and motor function and how this interaction may impact our health and ability to perform activities of daily living, exercise, and play sport. Students will examine a range of factors that influence the assessment of motor function and how best to assist clients in improving their motor learning and skill acquisition.Read more
This subject will build upon and provide an integrative understanding of the physiological and biochemical responses that occur during exercise. Initially a systems approach will be adopted, followed by increasing attention upon the integration and regulation of the exercise response. Particular attention will be given to the physiological responses to isometric, dynamic exercise and control of ventilation at rest and during exercise.Read more
This subject is the first of two Professional Practice subjects designed to prepare students to become competent and ethical Exercise Scientists. Students will be provided with an opportunity to apply their knowledge, skills, and attributes within a supervised internal practicum experience. Students will be introduced to professional industry standards, expectations, and behaviours. Furthermore, they will investigate graduate career opportunities and pathways, employability skills, and the professional graduate employment application process. This subject aims to provide students with the confidence to interact with exercise and sports science industry professionals, clients, and athletes in order to achieve their stated goals.Read more
This capstone subject is the second of two Professional Practice subjects and requires students to undertake a practicum experience within the work environment. Students will demonstrate the integration of evidence-based exercise and sports science knowledge, competencies and effective communication skills to progress towards the successful achievement of client goals, reflective of a professional Exercise Scientist.Read more
This subject focuses on the practical application of theories and mental skills and strategies that facilitate behaviour change to enhance health and physical activity, exercise and sport. The subject extends and builds upon the knowledge acquired in the preceding subject Sport, Health and Exercise Psychology.Read more
This subject will introduce students to appropriate frameworks for competently and safely conducting health, physical activity and sport-related assessments. Understanding of physiological testing and assessment data will be complemented by development of effective exercise program design based on best practice for apparently healthy populations. Finally, theoretical knowledge will be translated to relevant instruction for practical application in exercise delivery.Read more
This subject will provide students with the knowledge and skills to design a basic evidence-based population intervention to increase physical activity and sporting engagement levels across the human lifespan. Students will develop a thorough understanding of how both exercise and sport can influence exercise capacity to positively impact on individual and population health, by reducing sedentary behaviour and positively impacting on associated chronic diseases as well as behavioural and biomedical risk factors. Chronic diseases addressed will include cardiovascular diseases, type II diabetes, obesity, asthma, cancer, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and mental health. Students will also develop an understanding of the epidemiology, aetiology and pathophysiology of these conditions and how they relate to different population groups and age cohorts. Emphasis will be on evidence-based practice with specific focus upon physical activity, exercise (type and dose) and sport as a non-pharmacological therapy using the Exercise is Medicine model and its application at all stages of the human lifespan.Read more
This subject will provide students with theory and practical skills for physical activity and sports-related assessments, and the opportunity to develop capabilities for interpreting and communicating assessment results. A comprehensive understanding of program design and integration of divergent exercise modes will be provided together with principles of competent leadership in exercise delivery to develop a comprehensive understanding of evidence-based exercise testing, prescription and delivery.Read more
This subject provides students with an advanced understanding of the role that biomechanics plays in sport, health and exercise performance and injury risk, with a particular emphasis on human gait and resistance training as a form of exercise prescription. To achieve the overall aim, a variety of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis approaches will be explored to improve practical skills. This approach will challenge students to further develop the ability to select and utilise appropriate data collection and analysis techniques, and apply relevant concepts and principles when interpreting the data to improve physical performance and reduce injury risk for athletic and clinical populations.Read more
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