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BA-ESS Degree

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

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60

ATAR Guaranteed Entry Score
3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Hawthorn

Semester 1 intake

Overview

Improve the health, fitness and performance of people and teams through training, coaching and advice with our  Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science. Learn how to navigate the increasingly digitised exercise and sport industry through access to cutting-edge laboratories and technology, including wearable sensors, virtual reality and 3D analysis equipment.

There's still time to get your application in for Semester 1

Haven't quite gotten around to applying direct to your chosen Swinburne course? Don't fret. There's still plenty of time to get your application in, and start in Semester 1.

Your industry experience

Bolster your CV with real industry experience while you study through our Work Integrated Learning programs – a guaranteed part of all our bachelo degrees. This can include placements, internships or industry-linked projects.

This degree includes a mandatory, 140-hour-long, work placement. Plus, an industry-linked research project.

Skills you’ll learn

  • Develop practical competencies
  • Develop digital skills
  • Knowledge to prescribe exercise
  • Analyse health and performance
  • Communication and interpersonal skills

Your career opportunities

  • Sports scientist
  • Performance analyst
  • Coaching officer
  • Development officer
  • Cardiac technician
  • Strength and conditioning specialist

Key codes

CRICOS course code
097922M
VTAC Code (IFP)
3400211273
VTAC Code (CSP)
3400211271
International student visa

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

Professional accreditations

Why Swinburne?

Top 500 for public health

The only uni in Australia to have both MRI and MEG at a single site

86% of graduates found employment within 4 months of completing their course

#1 in Melbourne for graduate salary 5 years out - $85.3K (national average $66.3K)

Study Exercise and Sport Science at Swinburne

Study Exercise and Sport Science at Swinburne

You will have access to cutting-edge technology, virtual reality and 3D analysis equipment. Take advantage of small classes and industry placements. Become job ready.

Qualifications

One of the following:

  • successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification
  • completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including certificates IV (completed), diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees).

One of the following:

  • successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification
  • completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including certificates IV (completed), diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees).

Course prerequisites

  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in any English (except EAL) or 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL) equivalent
  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics or equivalent (excluding Foundation Mathematics) 


Applicants who do not meet the mathematics prerequisites for this course will be required to successfully complete Swinburne’s MathsLink Further Mathematics bridging program.

  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in any English (except EAL) or 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL) or equivalent
  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics or equivalent (excluding Foundation Mathematics)
Need to undertake an English assessment for entry?

A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) can now be done at our Hawthorn campus.

Other requirements

Working with Children Check

Students must obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) prior to commencement of the course. 

NDIS Worker Screening Check 

Students enrolled in this course may be required to apply for and receive an acceptable National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Worker Screening Check prior to commencing placement with an NDIS provider. The relevant fee is the responsibility of the student.

Working with Children Check

Students must obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) prior to commencement of the course. 

NDIS Worker Screening Check 

Students enrolled in this course may be required to apply for and receive an acceptable National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Worker Screening Check prior to commencing placement with an NDIS provider. The relevant fee is the responsibility of the student.

Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee an offer of a place. See admission requirements for general information about the admission process.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Credit transfer

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Apply for a pathway course

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides credit (advanced standing) to the second.

Note: This information should be used as a guide for those who have completed a course and are seeking credit into another course. For those yet to commence their course, during the time taken to complete, this information may change. Credit available may vary depending on the major selected within any given degree. Progression to professional degrees may be subject to additional criteria or academic performance.

How credit points work

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science requires students to complete units of study to the value of 300 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.

  • 20Core units
  • +
  • 4Elective units
  • =
  • 3-year bachelor degree

What your course could look like

Units are listed in a proposed sequence. However this can be amended depending on unit availability, prerequisite requirements and the semester in which you commenced your course.

Units of study Unit code
Semester 1
Anatomy and Physiology
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
BIO10004
Introduction to Nutrition
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
NTR10001
Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
HEA10006
The Psychology of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
SPO10002
Semester 2
Musculoskeletal Anatomy
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
BIO10008
Introduction to Research in Exercise Science
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
SPH10011
Motor Control and Learning
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
SPH10012
Physical Activity, Health and Technology
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
SPH10013
Want to see the full range of electives?

Learn about all the electives you can take in the course handbook.

Units of study Unit code
Semester 1
Fundamental Principles of Biomechanics
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
SPH20010
Exercise Physiology 1
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
SPH20012
Principles of Strength and Conditioning
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
SPH20014
Your elective unit goes here
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
ELECT01
Semester 2
Clinical and Sports Movement Analysis
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
SPH20011
Exercise Physiology 2
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
SPH20013
Exercise Prescription and Delivery
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
SPH20015
Your elective unit goes here
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
ELECT01
Units of study Unit code
Semester 1
Exercise, Health and Disease
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
SPH30010
Industry Project
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
SPH30014
Industry Professional Practice
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
SPH30015
Your elective unit goes here
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
ELECT01
Semester 2
Exercise for Complex and Chronic Conditions
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
SPH30011
Performance Analysis
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
SPH30012
Research Project (Capstone Unit)
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
SPH30013
Your elective unit goes here
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
ELECT01

2023 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$15,142

Total fee* ($AUD)

$45,426

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$36,640

Fees are estimates only

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply for units studied in 2023 only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

Fees are estimates only

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

How do I pay my fees?

HECS-HELP is a loan and discount scheme available to you if you are eligible and enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place. A HECS-HELP loan can cover all or part of your contribution amount. You can also choose to pay your fees up front. 

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Financials
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.

Eligibility for HECS-HELP

You are eligible for a HECS-HELP loan if you have been offered a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) for an undergraduate degree at Swinburne or a UniLink course, and you:

  • are an Australian citizen and doing at least one unit of your course in Australia; or
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa and will be living in Australia for the duration of your course; or
  • hold a New Zealand Special Category visa and meet the special eligibility requirements for New Zealand citizens.
     

Note: There is a 10 per cent discount for on-time payments of your student contribution if you pay a minimum of A$500.

Student services and amenities fee

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2023 are open. Scholarships at Swinburne are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. We want you to reach your potential and achieve your life and career goals. 

Our handy guide will assist you to gather documents for your application.

When you apply for a Swinburne course, we automatically consider you for an international scholarship of up to 30 per cent off your course fees – no separate application required! Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice and when we review your course application, we will also assess you for an international scholarship.

Apply directly

Ready to take on a new challenge and reach your academic goals? If you already know which course you want to study and understand the entry requirements, what are you waiting for? Apply online! Remember, you cannot apply direct if you have an active VTAC application.

Course code
BA-ESS
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CRICOS code
097922M
Course code
BA-ESS
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Apply through VTAC

VTAC is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria. International students currently studying Year 12 in Australia must apply through VTAC.

VTAC is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria.

VTAC Code (CSP)
3400211271
Apply through VTAC
VTAC Code (IFP)
3400211273
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    First exercise and sport science graduates land roles with industry partner

    Jacob Simpson and Jessica Toone are among the first cohort to graduate from Swinburne’s Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science and have secured jobs with global physiotherapy and strength training organisation Kieser, one of Swinburne’s industry partners who focus on strength for health.

    Wednesday 03 February 2021