Bachelor On Campus

Exercise Science and Psychological Science

Southern Cross University

48 months
30800 AUD/year
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From the elite athlete to the growing teenager, physical and mental health are essential to a balanced life. In this Exercise Science and Psychological Science course from Southern Cross University you can immerse yourself in the psychology of what drives our behaviour and how this relates to sport and exercise.  


Southern Cross University's accredited Bachelor of EExercise Science and Psychological Science provides a scientific understanding of the structure and function of the human body as it relates to movement, the interrelationships between health and disease, and the psychological basis of physical activity. 

You will complete core units in exercise science including anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, strength and conditioning, and motor control as well as core units in psychological science that include assessment, methodology and principles of behaviour. A range of elective subjects is also available.

Career opportunities exist as a psychologist (with additional postgraduate training) and in careers that carry therapeutic connections to sport and exercise, such as professional athlete counselling, rehabilitation, or within the education sector.

Career opportunities 

Graduates of this degree will be uniquely positioned to combine sport and exercise services with psychological knowledge creating a highly valued point of difference for their clients.

Career opportunities exist as a psychologist or exercise physiologist (both require additional training). Graduates of this degree will be eligible to obtain accreditation as an exercise scientist and strength and conditioning coach and to pursue opportunities in counselling in the sport or school setting, sports science, coaching and health research.

Professional placement

You will complete a 140-hour exercise science professional placement in the third year of the course. Placements might be in health and sporting centres, clubs, schools and academies or sport and recreation centres under professional supervision. As part of your professional placement you might assist personal trainers, health educators, strength and conditioning or sports coaches, sporting event coordinators or recreation officers. 

Professional experience placements require students to fulfil certain pre-requisites (e.g. a working with children check, immunisation and National Police Certificate). Before applying for this course, please consider the important information regarding these requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Anatomy
  • Principles of Behaviour in Physical Activity
  • Human Physiology
  • Musculoskeletal Functional Anatomy 
  • Food and Nutrition in Health
  • Human Growth, Development and Ageing 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 96 months

Start dates & application deadlines


384 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 0102160  
  • For units of study accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), recognition of prior learning (via advanced standing) cannot be granted for previous informal or non-formal learning, or for formal learning completed within a qualification lower than AQF level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30800 AUD per year during 48 months.
  • Domestic students: Commonwealth-supported  


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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