ACU English Language Centres

Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

ACU English Language Centres

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

Exercise scientists improve the health, performance and participation of individuals, teams and athletes through exercise programming and delivery, athlete training, and health advice. Psychological science explores how the mind works, and why people behave the way they do. Combined, you will be well prepared to help clients reach peak performance.Graduates of the Bachelor of Psychological Science /Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science will complete a sequence in psychology that is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). This sequence will ensure graduates acquire an advanced understanding of human behaviour, as well as highly regarded employability skills.

Structure

320 credit points. In the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, students are required to complete 140 hours of appropriate professional experience (practicum) with accurate record-keeping, as part of course accreditation requirements.

Subjects

  • Psychology
  • Sport and exercise science

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent.New South Wales Prerequisites: English (Standard) (Band 2) or English (Advanced) (Band 2) or EAL (Band 3)Recommended Studies: Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)
  • Mathematics plus one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.Victoria Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Recognition

Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) accreditation: This new degree has 'qualifying accreditation' status with Exercise and Sports Science Australia for the Strathfield and Melbourne campuses. This is the first step towards a full accreditation application at the Exercise Scientist level for graduates in the program from 2019. (Full accreditation also means that the course is approved as providing the appropriate knowledge and skills to enter our postgraduate Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology course). This course is currently accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) as a suitable program of study for the purpose of registration as a psychologist. Please note that after completion of an APAC accredited undergraduate degree, a further minimum of three years education and training in psychology are required to register as a psychologist in Australia.

Study pathways

High-achieving graduates from this program may be eligible to apply for fourth year studies in Psychology (Honours degree in Psychological Science or Graduate Diploma in Psychology). Graduates are also eligible for admission to: postgraduate studies in Clinical Exercise Physiology courses, if seeking Exercise Physiology accreditation; postgraduate studies in High Performance Sport; one-year Honours courses, for meritorious students preparing for higher degree research; higher degree studies in Education, if seeking teacher registration (dependent on elective choices and campus/state of study); further study in other allied health professions; further study in nutrition/dietetics (dependent on elective choices).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $108,664 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) International: $108,664 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Further information

Career paths for this course - Counselling; Child welfare and development; Community work; Education; Health; Human resources; Marketing and Market research; Fourth year study in psychology to pursue a career in psychology, including sports psychology; Government and non-government health, sport and recreation departments; High performance sport organisations; Sports institutes and academies; Corporate fitness; Exercise scientist; Sports scientist; Health and fitness consultant; Strength and conditioning coach; Sports coach; Rehabilitation coach; Performance analyst; Fitness advisor; Sports science manager; Physical activity officer; Allied health assistant.

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