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Sport and Exercise Science + Psychology (BSportExSc+BSc)
- B1352BACHELOR OF SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE/BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (PSYCHOLOGY)
- Course Outline
- Course Structure
- Course Plans
|Title||Sport and Exercise Science + Psychology (BSportExSc+BSc)|
|Study Level||Bachelor (Undergraduate)|
|Organisational Unit||Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic|
Academic Chair: Dr Alasdair Dempsey | Email: Alasdair.Dempsey@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 6526
|Qualification||Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (BSportExSc) + Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Psychology|
|Duration||4 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Availability||Murdoch campus (internal)|
|Description||Exercise Science and Psychology are complementary disciplines and the skills and knowledge within both will set up students to be successful in either discipline. For students who go on to work in Exercise Science area, the addition of Psychology will support them in implementing interventions with both individuals and groups. The combined degree also sets up students for progression thorough further study to become a registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist. As exercise has been found to beneficial for many psychological conditions, students progressing onto other aspect of Psychology will be able to draw on their knowledge to improve their practice. |
Throughout your studies in Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, 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. Students in the combined degree will be provided an opportunity to gain skills directly related to Sports Psychology practice.
The Bachelor of Science in Psychology will equips students with broad theoretical and practical knowledge of psychology as well as job-ready skills in analysis, writing, research, communication, and teamwork. Psychology is a varied discipline encompassing many aspects of human behaviour from individual differences such as personality and cognitive ability, to emotions, motivations, memory, and social influences. The course will provide the foundations for a professional career as a Psychologist, but also offers a range of additional career options including health, and rehabilitation, community work, marketing, counselling, human resources, and research, to name just a few. At Murdoch, we teach the established basis of psychological knowledge and methods integrated with the latest developments and exciting new trends in the field.
|Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings||As per normal undergraduate admission requirements.
|Course Learning Outcomes||On completion of the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science students will be able to:
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.
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.
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.
On completion of the Bachelor of Science (Psychology) students will be able to:
CLO1. Demonstrate knowledge of the core concepts in psychology.
CLO2. Demonstrate knowledge of the major methods of investigation used in psychological research.
CLO3. Demonstrate knowledge of the ethical and legal frameworks that apply to the profession of psychology.
CLO4. Communicate psychological knowledge, adhering to current conventions within the discipline.
CLO5. Present a sustained argument that synthesises psychological research to address a topic.
CLO6. Critically evaluate arguments and empirical research.
CLO7. Independently conduct a literature search for a particular purpose.
CLO8. Design empirical studies to answer questions about human behaviour and mental processes.
|Employment Prospects||Sports Teams, Gymnasiums, Peak Sports Bodies, Health Promotion, Local Government, Private Practice (with further study).|
|Professional Recognition||This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. Currently, one additional year of study in psychology is necessary to achieve the minimum 4-year academic qualification standard for provisional registration as a psychologist in Australia. From July 1 2022, two additional years of study in psychology will be required for provisional registration. To be able to utilise the title of Sport and Exercise Psychologist students will be required to undertake a minimum of 2 additional years of study. Graduates will be able to register with Exercise and Sports Science Australia as an Accredited Exercise Scientist. They will also be eligible to enter the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology to become registered as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist.|
|Professional Accreditation||The course will be accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia at the level of Accredited Exercise Scientist.
The course will be accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch 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.|
MSP100 Career Learning: Managing Your Career - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external
EXS309 Exercise Science Practicum - 3 points
MURDOCH: H-placement, Y-placement
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
BSC100 Building Blocks for Science Students - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
BMS101 Introduction to the Human Body - 3 points
EXS102 Human Physiology - 3 points
EXS116 Functional Human Anatomy - 3 points
EXS124 Introduction to Sports Science - 3 points
EXS201 Sport and Exercise Psychology - 3 points
EXS202 Exercise Physiology I - 3 points
EXS203 Health, Fitness and Performance Assessment - 3 points
EXS204 Biomechanics I - 3 points
EXS205 Acquisition of Skills and Motor Control - 3 points
EXS223 Strength and Resistance Training - 3 points
EXS301 Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology - 3 points
EXS302 Exercise Physiology II - 3 points
EXS303 Exercise, Programming and Prescription - 3 points
EXS304 Biomechanics II - 3 points
EXS305 Advanced Skills and Motor Control - 3 points
EXS306 Physical Assessment and Rehabilitation - 3 points
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