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Sport and Exercise Science + Clinical Exercise Physiology (BSportExSc+GradDipClinExPhys)

  • B1349BACHELOR OF SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE/GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

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Title Sport and Exercise Science + Clinical Exercise Physiology (BSportExSc+GradDipClinExPhys)
Course Code B1349
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Brad Wall | Email: Brad.Wall@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 6759

Qualification Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (BSportExSc) + Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology (GradDipClinExPhys)
Duration 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
This course is not available to International students studying in Australia. Students may be eligible for a packaged offer consisting of B1348 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science and G1073 Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology.
Restriction Enrolment is subject to restriction due to constraints on unit enrolments.
Description Exercise Physiology is an allied health profession that focuses on the delivery of exercise, lifestyle, and behavioural modification programs for the prevention and management of chronic disease and injury. Graduates will also possess the skills required to work within Sports Medicine teams to rehabilitate athletes of all levels.
Throughout the first three years of your degree you will develop both theoretical and practical skills within exercise physiology, biomechanics, skill acquisition, sport and exercise psychology as well as exercise programming and prescription. Within your final year you will refine these skills to enable you to provide physical activity and behavioural programs for clients with conditions as diverse as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, cancer, arthritis, respiratory disease and many others. Clinical skills are taught through evidence-based lecture and tutorials and applied in real life clinical settings.
The Murdoch Clinical Exercise Physiology program allows students to graduate with both an undergraduate (Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science) and postgraduate (Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology) degree in four years following a single entry point. This program aligns with our currently accredited four-year undergraduate Exercise Physiology degree which allows accreditation through Exercise and Sports Science Australia as both an Accredited Exercise Scientist as well as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist.
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 AQF Level 7 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 On completion of the AQF Level 8 Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology students will be able to:
Knowledge CLO1 Explain the mechanisms through which exercise can improve the health of clinical populations CLO2 Discuss the scope of practice of an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, their role in the Australian Healthcare System and appropriate referral pathways Skills CLO3 Identify and use appropriate assessment tools for specific populations, correctly interpret the results and communicate them to relevant stakeholders in an appropriate manner CLO4 Develop and deliver exercise programs for clients with pathology or injury CLO5 Critically evaluate, and communicate the scientific rationale for their professional decision making and service delivery Application CLO6 Utilise Evidence Based Practice by evaluating the scientific literature, client needs and clinical environment to create best practice exercise interventions for clients with pathology or injury
Employment Prospects Health setting: hospitals and medical clinics. Private employment: self-employed practitioner
Professional Recognition Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Professional Accreditation Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA): Exercise Physiology
Additional Academic Progress Requirements In order to continue in the integrated award (BSportExSci + Grad Dip Clinical Exercise Physiology), students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 or course weighted average of 60. This will be reviewed following each semester after completing the first 24 points of study. Students failing to maintain a GPA > 2.0 or course weighted average of 60 will be transferred into B1348 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.
Main research areas Exercise Physiology; Rehabilitation: Metabolic, Cardiovascular, Musculoskeletal, Neuromuscular
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 - 96 credit points

Sport and Exercise Science (BSportExSc)

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

This unit is not available to students commencing in 2019
EXS206 Functional Human Anatomy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-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

Clinical Exercise Physiology (GradDipClinExPhys)

Course Structure - 24 credit points

Year 4 - 24 credit points

Course Core Units - 24 credit points

EXS503 Neuromuscular Rehabilitation - 3 points
MURDOCH: T1-internal

EXS502 Metabolic Rehabilitation - 3 points
MURDOCH: T1-internal

EXS501 Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation - 3 points
MURDOCH: T1-internal

EXS504 Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology - 3 points
MURDOCH: T3-internal

EXS509 Exercise Physiology Practicum - 6 points
MURDOCH: TS13-placement (quota of 40 places), TS21-placement (quota of 40 places)

EXS590 Research Methods for Exercise Science - 3 points
MURDOCH: T2-internal

EXS505 Clinical Research in Exercise Physiology - 3 points
MURDOCH: TS23-internal

Additional Academic Progress Requirements

In order to continue in the integrated award (BSportExSci + Grad Dip Clinical Exercise Physiology), students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 or course weighted average of 60. This will be reviewed following each semester after completing the first 24 points of study. Students failing to maintain a GPA > 2.0 or course weighted average of 60 will be transferred into B1348 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.

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