Sport Science, Exercise and Health major

Students may choose to complete the BSc double major in Sport Science and Exercise & Health. This course provides a sound basis in sport and exercise science theory combined with practical, technical and communication skills. Completion of the course will expand your options for graduate studies leading to higher qualifications in specialist accredited courses. If you choose this double major pathway you will be eligible to apply for professional accreditation as an Exercise Scientist with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) understand the relationship between human structural, functional and behavioural characteristics and their application in the development of, and support for, athletes and coaches to achieve success in the sporting arena; (2) understand the relationship between human structural, functional and behavioural characteristics and our ability to develop, maintain and promote a fit and healthy lifestyle throughout the lifespan; (3) apply this knowledge in the assessment of physical, physiological and mechanical characteristics of sports performance, and the prescription of appropriate interventions to maintain athlete strengths and improve weaknesses; (4) apply this knowledge in the assessment of health indicators and the prescription of exercise for apparently healthy individuals; and (5) demonstrate excellence, creativity and intellectual exploration.

Degree-specific major

Sport Science, Exercise and Health can only be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

BP004 Bachelor of Science
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

Sport Science, Exercise and Health is a degree-specific double major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • five Level 2 units
  • seven Level 3 units
  • four Level 1 complementary units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period

Level 1

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement
Incompatibility:
SSEH1108 Functional Anatomy Foundations for Podiatry; HMES1108 Functional Anatomy Foundations for Podiatry
S2 SSEH1102 Applied Anatomy and Athletic Performance
Complementary units
Take all complementary units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human
S2 ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
S1, S2, SS SSEH1103 Physical Fitness and Health
Complementary units
Students without ATAR Mathematics:Applications, WACE Mathematics 2C/2D or equivalent or higher take the following unit (6 points);:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals
Incompatibility:
ATAR Mathematics Methods; WACE Mathematics 3A/3B; MATH0700 Preparatory Mathematics; ECON1111 Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics;
or
equivalent
or
higher

Level 2

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (30 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 SSEH2240 Motor Learning and Control
S1 SSEH2250 Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise
S1 SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
S2 SSEH2270 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Exercise and Health
S2 SSEH2290 Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity

Level 3

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (30 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 SSEH3301 Exercise Prescription and Nutrition for Health and Fitness
Prerequisites:
SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
S1, S2 SSEH3345 Lifespan Motor Development
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 SSEH unit
S1 SSEH3355 Biomechanical Principles
Prerequisites:
SSEH2250 Biomechanics
or
any Level 2 PHYS unit
or
any Level 2 ENSC unit
S1 SSEH3365 Sport Physiology
Prerequisites:
SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
S1, S2 SSEH3393 Professional Practice Part 1
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (Sport Science major)
or
Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Health major) and must have completed 72 points toward the degree;
for pre-2012 courses: enrolment in a major in Sport Science (MJ-SSCEH)
or
Exercise and Health (PG-EXHSC) and must have completed 72 points in the degree
Incompatibility:
SSEH3392 Professional Practice; SSEH3390 Professional Practice Part 1; SSEH3391 Professional Practice Part 2
S1, S2 SSEH3394 Professional Practice Part 2
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (Sport Science major)
or
the Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Health major) and must have completed 72 points in the degree;
for pre-2012 courses: enrolment in a major in Sport Science (MJ-SSCEH)
or
Exercise and Health (PG-EXHSC) and must have completed 72 points in the degree as well as SSEH3393 Professional Practice Part 1;
or
enrolment in the Diploma in Science (DU004) with a major in Sport Science (MJS-SPTSC)
or
Exercise and Health (MJS-EXHS) and must have completed 24 points.
Incompatibility:
SSEH3392 Professional Practice; SSEH3390 Professional Practice Part 1; SSEH3391 Professional Practice Part 2
Degree-specific major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 SSEH3375 Psychology of Sport
Prerequisites:
SSEH2270 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Exercise and Health;
or
a Level 2 PSYC unit;
for pre-2012 courses: none
Incompatibility:
SSEH5475 Advanced Psychology of Sport (formerly HMES8475 Advanced Psychology of Sport)
S2 SSEH3376 Coaching Psychology
Prerequisites:
SSEH2270 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Exercise and Health;
or
a Level 2 PSYC unit
or
approval of the unit coordinator.

Choosing your degree-specific major

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how the Sport Science, Exercise and Health degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Science course .

There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .