Bachelor of Exercise Science/Bachelor of Business Administration
Course information for - 2021 entry
Offered at 3 locations
This double degree combines core curricula from Exercise Science and Business Administration. The Bachelor of Exercise Science core content provides an extensive knowledge base of how the human body works, from a psychological, anatomical, physiological, motor control and biomechanical perspective, with a specific focus on the role of exercise in health, well-being and performance.
The Bachelor of Business Administration prepares students for a career in business management. Through a broad range of business subjects students develop understanding of business management and how organisations work. Students gain knowledge in all areas of business management including: accounting, commercial law, finance, marketing, human resource management and business information systems. Students will learn how to grow a business through an understanding of markets and application of business marketing. This double degree will broaden graduates’ career options as they combine skills and knowledge in exercise science with a comprehensive business background.
Students are required to complete 140 hours of volunteer experience within a community-based organisation during the third and fourth year of the course. Partner organisations are selected in view of how they engage communities within organised, professional frameworks. This volunteer experience can be undertaken either as a block or distributed over the course of the final two years, dependent on negotiation with the host organisation.
Graduates will be eligible for membership with The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER).
Our graduates have pursued careers in:
- recreation or sporting clubs
- physical activity planning for young people or the elderly
- family and community services
- the health and fitness industry
- government agencies
- state sporting associations
- rehabilitation clinics
- personal training
To complete the Bachelor of Exercise Science/Bachelor of Business Administration, a student must complete 320 credit points (cp).
Sample program map
|Year - Study period||Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4||Unit 5|
|Year 1 - Semester 1|
BUSN112 Managing Markets
EXSC187 Growth, Motor Development and Ageing
EXSC199 Psychology of Sport
BIOL125 Human Biology 1
|Year 1 - Semester 2|
BUSN113 Managing People and Organisations
BUSN104 Money Matters
ANAT100 Anatomical Foundations of Exercise Science
BUSN111 Working with Technology
|Year 2 - Semester 1|
ITEC200 Data and Information Management
ECON200 Economics: Policy Frameworks and Markets
EXSC224 Mechanical Bases of Exercise
EXSC222 Functional Anatomy
|Year 2 - Semester 2|
MKTG207 Marketing Toolkit
EXSC118 Nutrition and Exercise
|Exercise Science Elective|
UNCC100 Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society
|Year 3 - Semester 1|
BAFN200 Principles of Finance
HRMG204 Organisational Behaviour
EXSC225 Physiological Bases of Exercise
UNCC300 Justice and Change in a Global World
|Year 3 - Semester 2|
ITEC201 Fundamentals of Information Technology
BIPX202 Community Engagement: Building Strengths and Capabilities
EXSC204 Exercise Prescription and Delivery
EXSC216 Resistance Training: Science and Application
|Year 3 – Semester 2|
EXSC205 Industry Experience Preparation
|Year 4 - Semester 1|
EXSC399 Industry Experience
ENTR301 Managing Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Exercise Science Elective
|Year 4 - Semester 2|
MGMT304 Strategic Management
BUSN304 Working with Diversity and Conflict
BIPX301 Professional Experience
EXSC230 Motor Control and Learning
EXSC322 Exercise Physiology: Adaptation to Exercise and the Environment
Campus availability: students will undertake exercise science units at Strathfield Campus and all other units at North Sydney Campus. Students will not be required to travel between campuses on the same day.
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.
Additional course information
Examples of the types of work settings the course prepares graduates for:
- national and International health agencies
- state and federal government health departments
- non-government aid and advocacy organisations (local, national, international)
- health and fitness industry
- sporting organisations
Such work can involve a diverse range of programs including: physical activity promotion, recreation, sporting clubs, youth work, physical activity planning for young people or the elderly, corporate health and fitness, government agencies, state sporting associations, rehabilitation clinics, and personal training. Potential employers are varied and could include: local government, community health centres, state sporting associations, non-government organisations (Cancer Council, Asthma Foundation).
Applicants require the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate. Applicants must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy and require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (Schedule 3).
English language requirements
Applicants require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (Schedule 3).
If you’re currently completing Year 12 you may be eligible for adjustment factors that can boost your rank and help you get into your desired course.
Adjustment factors may be applied to your TAC application if you study particular subjects, attend schools geographically close to our campuses or in certain regional areas, apply as an elite athlete or performer or meet certain other criteria.
There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.
Pathways into course for international applicants
If you don’t currently meet the direct entry requirements for admission to your chosen program, don’t worry. Our range of pathway programs can help you build the language proficiency, academic skills and confidence you need to succeed.
The Bachelor of Physical Activity and Health Science (Honours) and the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (Honours) programs are available as an additional year to meritorious students, with a grade point average of 5.5, who wish to undertake an independent research project.
- Unit fee: $3349
- Average first year fee: $26792
- Estimate total cost: $107168
The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.
Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.
You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, scholarships and income support.
You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.
How to apply
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Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.