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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

About the Exercise and Health major from The University of Western Australia

Are you passionate about exercise and health? Do you want to spread the word and educate others about keeping fit and being healthy? 

Your knowledge and skills also complement other science areas, potentially leading to postgraduate professional training.

You’ll study a mix of core units to give a solid foundation in the area and are able to choose from option units to ensure you graduate with a broad knowledge and understanding in the area of exercise and health. The Bachelor of Science with a degree-specific major in Sport Science and a second major in Exercise and Health is a National University Course Accreditation Program (NUCAP) accredited course. Upon graduation, you may apply to Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) within two years of completing the course for credentialing as an Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES).

Career Pathways

Employment opportunities exist in the professions of healthy lifestyle programming for the community and industry, sports development, health and fitness coordination and program mangement, and as an Exercise Scientist. You may decide to move on to specialised postgraduate qualifcations in education, teaching, rehabilitation, physiotherapy, occupational thereapy, corporate training, recreation management, health promotion, medicine or work health and safety.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 years (BBiomedSc), 4 years (BBiomedSc[Hons])

    Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Musculoskeletal System and Movement 
  • Applied Anatomy and Athletic Performance
  • Mathematics Fundamentals
  • Psychology: Behaviour in Context
  • Physical Fitness and Health

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    82

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    64

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS Code: 00126G

  • This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    38604 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 115800 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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Domestic Average Annual Fee - $9,094.47 (Commonwealth supported students).

Living costs for Perth

  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

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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