Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health (BSc[Exercise&Health]) (last intake in 2016/17)
The Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health is a multidisciplinary four-year full-time honours degree dedicated to the scientific study of exercise, physical activity and health, and skill learning and expert performance. Students gain a scientific understanding of how the human body works and responds to exercise; the health benefits of exercise; how exercise can be prescribed, promoted and measured; how movements are controlled and learned; why our skills sometimes fail us. The curriculum provides theoretical and practical competency at a level that allows students to attain internationally recognised accreditation while they study. It also allows students to broaden their knowledge base outside the realm of exercise by choosing a minor.
The BSc(Exercise & Health) curriculum normally requires 4-years of study. In order to graduate you need to successfully complete not fewer than 240 credits comprising:
- 96 credits of courses in Major in Exercise Science
- 18 credits in language enhancement courses
- 36 credits of courses in the Common Core Curriculum
- 90 credits in elective courses
- Major in Exercise Science
Students are required to complete all the following courses in Years 1 and 2:
Courses Credits Year of Study Human Biology 6 1 Introduction to Human Anatomy 6 1 Evidence-based Practice and Public Health 6 2 Behavioural Sciences I 6 2
Students are required to complete 36 credits of the following courses in Years 1 and 2:
Courses Credits Year of Study Any six of the following: Foundations of Exercise Science 6 1 Physical Activity and Health 6 1 Kinetic Anatomy and Biomechanics 6 2 Fundamentals of Motor Control and Learning 6 2 Exercise Physiology 6 2 Measurement of Physical Activity 6 2 Exercise Prescription and Training 6 2
Advanced Level Specialism Courses
Students are required to complete 24 credits from the following Advanced Level Specialism Courses during Years 3 and 4. Each student’s chosen courses must make up a specialism in either: (A) Exercise and Health, or (B) Exercise Specialist.
Specialism (A): Exercise and Health (24 credits)
Courses Credits Year of Study Any four of the following: Physical Activity and Disability 6 3 or 4 Physical Activity and Diseases of Inactivity 6 3 or 4 Public Health Promotion of Physical Activity 6 3 or 4 Rehabilitation Science 6 3 or 4 Sport and Exercise Psychology 6 3 or 4
Specialism (B): Exercise Specialist (24 credits)
Courses Credits Year of Study Any four of the following: Advanced Exercise Physiology 6 3 or 4 Advanced Measurement of Physical Activity 6 3 or 4 Advanced Exercise Prescription and Training 6 3 or 4 Applied Anthropometry 6 3 or 4 Sport and Exercise Nutrition 6 3 or 4
Students are required to complete a 12-credit dissertation in Year 4
- Language enhancement courses (18 credits)
Courses Credits Year of Study Core University English 6 1 English in the Discipline 6 2 Chinese language enhancement course 6 3
- Common Core Curriculum (36 credits)
Students are required to complete six Common Core course, at least one course in each Area of Inquiry, within the first two years of study.
- Elective Courses (90 credits)
Students are required to complete 90 credits in elective courses, which may include a second 24-credit specialism and/or a 36-credit minor offered in other curricula to broaden their knowledge base outside the realm of exercise science.
(Subject to approval)