Bachelor of Exercise Science/Bachelor of Psychological Science

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

This double degree provides a pathway to practise as a sports psychologist, following further study in psychology.You will learn how to apply psychological theories to topics such as motivation, stress and health. You will also study the basic and clinical sciences and learn about the exercise response when working in the areas of health, rehabilitation and sport.Exercise Science componentYou will gain the skills and knowledge in the physical, biomedical and psychological sciences that you will need to become an exercise specialist. You will learn the role of exercise in health maintenance and rehabilitation.You may undertake a professional practice placement, which will give you an opportunity to put your knowledge and skills into practice.Psychological Science componentYou will learn how to apply psychological theories to topics such as thinking and perceiving, motivation, stress, health, criminal activity, and group behaviour. You will also learn how to evaluate and understand tests that measure intellectual, behavioural and emotional states. You will develop interpersonal and communication skills and learn about the principles of counselling and core areas of psychology. You will learn how to help people with personal, health, vocational and social difficulties.You will undertake a professional practice placement to enhance your skills.


  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology Systems I
  • Anatomy and Physiology Systems II
  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Behaviour Change Skills
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cells, Tissues and Regulation
  • Chemistry of Biological Systems I
  • Chemistry of Biological Systems II
  • Clinical Exercise Testing
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Counselling Skills
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Exercise and Sport Psychology
  • Exercise Programming and Prescription I
  • Exercise Programming and Prescription II
  • Exercise Science Practicum
  • Exercise Sports Nutrition
  • Exercise, Health and Disease
  • Experimental Design and Analysis
  • Foundations of Exercise and Sports Science I
  • Foundations of Exercise and Sports Science II
  • Group Facilitation and Coaching Skills
  • Health Challenges for the 21st Century
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Introduction to Psychological Science and Society
  • Introduction to Psychology 1
  • Introduction to Psychology 2
  • Introductory Biomechanics
  • Language and Communication for Health
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Motor Learning and Control
  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy
  • Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
  • Neural Basis of Movement
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Psychological Assessment of Individual Differences
  • Psychology in Professional Contexts
  • Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
  • Social and Cultural Psychology
  • Survey Design and Analysis


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study pathways

You may be eligible to apply for the /Program/4157/Overview Graduate Diploma of Exercise Science (4157) if you meet the admission requirements. Selection for admission is competitive and will be based upon (1) academic merit and (2) the information provided in the <a href=" Selection Supplement.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $152,625 No
  • Full-time : 4.5 years

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