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Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (BSportExSc)


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Title Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (BSportExSc)
Course Code B1348
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
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Academic Chair: Dr Yvonne Learmonth | Email: Yvonne.Learmonth@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 6373

Qualification Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (BSportExSc)
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Description Sport, and in particular Exercise Science, is a growing discipline within Australia and worldwide. You will develop skills and knowledge in exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control and sport and exercise psychology. This will allow you to develop industry-relevant knowledge and skills to turn your passion for sport, exercise and health into a career that contributes to a healthier community. You will become competent in prescribing exercise, as well as assessing and improving the movement of both athletes the general population. In your third year, you will apply your knowledge and skills while gaining hands-on experience by participating in an industry practicum. Placements range from community gymnasiums to Professional sporting teams. This program aligns with our currently accredited three year undergraduate Exercise Science sequence which allows accreditation through Exercise and Sports Science Australia as an Accredited Exercise Scientist.
This course requires students to undertake work-based training through a compulsory work-based placement as part of their studies.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements.

English competence.
Course Learning Outcomes On completion of the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science students will be able to:
Knowledge CLO1. Describe human physiology, psychology, biomechanics and motor control in the context of exercise science CLO2. Discuss the scope of practice for an Accredited Exercise Scientist and appropriate referral pathways Skills CLO3. Create and develop exercise programs for apparently healthy clients and sporting populations CLO4. Utilise and interpret appropriate assessment tools. CLO5. Communicate effectively to clients and other health professional Application CLO6. Utilise the principles of Evidence Based Practice by evaluating the scientific literature and client needs to create appropriate exercise interventions or advice for apparently healthy clients or sporting populations
Employment Prospects Health setting: hospitals and medical clinics. Private employment: self-employed practitioner
Professional Recognition Accredited Exercise Scientist
Professional Accreditation Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA): Accredited Exercise Scientist
Main research areas Exercise Science, Biomechanics, Motor Control, Exercise Physiology, Sport Psychology, Sport Science
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 72 credit points

Year 1 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

MSP100 Career Learning: Managing Your Career - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

Course Core Units - 18 credit points

BSC100 Building Blocks for Science Students - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

EXS124 Introduction to Sports Science - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

EXS116 Functional Human Anatomy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

BMS101 Introduction to the Human Body - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

EXS102 Human Physiology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

PSY172 Introduction to Psychological Health and Wellbeing - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

General Electives - 3 credit points

Select from any 100-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites.

Year 2 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

MSP200 Building Enterprise Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external

Course Core Units - 21 credit points

BSC206 Introduction to Research Methodology and Evidence Based Practice - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

EXS201 Sport and Exercise Psychology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

EXS202 Exercise Physiology I - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

EXS203 Health, Fitness and Performance Assessment - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

EXS204 Biomechanics I - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

EXS205 Acquisition of Skills and Motor Control - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

EXS223 Strength and Resistance Training - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Year 3 - 24 credit points

Course Core Units - 24 credit points

BSC306 Research and Evidence Based Practice - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

EXS306 Physical Assessment and Rehabilitation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

EXS305 Advanced Skills and Motor Control - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

EXS304 Biomechanics II - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

EXS302 Exercise Physiology II - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

EXS301 Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

EXS303 Exercise, Programming and Prescription - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

EXS309 Exercise Science Practicum - 3 points
MURDOCH: H-placement, Y-placement

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