Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science / Bachelor of Psychological Science

James Cook University (JCU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

The first year of the joint program provides a foundation in both psychological science and sport/exercise science. Students undertake a core program in sport and exercise science and study complementary electives in psychological science. The psychology options provide opportunities to incorporate study of cultural competence and Indigenous and anthropological perspectives of Australian peoples. These culturally enriched studies include, for example, intercultural psychology, and forensic, social, counselling and personality psychology, and are designed to develop students' commitment to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. In addition to academic studies, students complete 140 hours of practical placement to develop their personal and professional skills within a range of settings. With one further year of accredited study, graduates are eligible for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.


114 credit points


  • Sport and exercise science
  • Psychological science

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • English (Units 3/4,C), General maths, Mathematical methods or Specialist maths (Units 3/4,C)
  • Recommended: any one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Health, Psychology or Physical education (Units 3/4,C). Students must also meet requirements for placement: immunisation
  • Completion of an Australian Nationally Accredited First Aid and CPR training course
  • Suitability to Work with Children Card (Blue Card)
  • Australian Federal Police check.


Exercise and Sports Science Australia. Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Study pathways

An honours year is available in sport and exercise science or psychological science for candidates who meet academic requirements.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Townsville International: $174,800 No
  • Full-time : 5
  • Part-time : 10

Further information

International student visa-holders must not enrol in more than a third of the total credit points for the course in online, distance or external study. Graduates of this course who wish to become fully registered as psychologists must complete an accredited fourth year course (e.g. GDipPsych or BPsychSc(Hons)) plus two years of supervised practice in the field; or an accredited masters degree (e.g. Master of Psychology) with one further year of supervised practice.

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