Bachelor of High Performance Sport (Honours)
Course information for - 2023 entry
Offered at 3 locations
This is a one-year degree for students who have already completed a relevant Bachelor degree. Please visit the Exercise Science Honours page for further information.
Applications for 2023 entry into the Bachelor of High Performance Sport (Honours) will close on 16 January 2023.
This is a one-year degree or equivalent part time study, taught in English, for high-achieving students who have already completed a relevant Bachelor degree. Students initially develop an understanding of ethical research design, practice and analysis within a high performance research setting. This knowledge is then incorporated into an original and independent research project conducted under the supervision of academic staff and/or industry professionals with expertise in the field.
In an increasingly competitive job market, an honours degree will give you an edge over candidates who just have an undergraduate degree. Honours scholarships are available to suitably qualified candidates for 2023 commencement. Please see the below Scholarships section, under Fees.
Examples of the work and settings the course prepares graduates for:
- government and non-government health, sport and recreation departments
- high performance sport organisations
- sports institutes and academies
- corporate fitness
- strength and conditioning coach
- sports scientist
- exercise scientist
- performance analyst
- data analyst
- rehabilitation coach
- fitness advisor
- sports coach
- sports science manager
- health and fitness consultant
- physical activity officer
To complete the Bachelor of High Performance Sport (Honours), a must complete 80 credit points (cp).
Sample program map
|Year - Study period||Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4||Unit 5|
Year 1 Semester 1
HLSC406 Research Methods in Biomedical and Health Sciences Research
HLSC407 Communicating Research in Biomedical and Health Sciences
HLSC408 Qualitative Research Methods in Health Science
HLSC409 Statistics for Biomedical and Health Sciences Research
EXSC407 Honours Thesis (Part A)
Year 1 Semester 2
EXSC408 Honours Thesis (Part B)
This is a sample program only and units will vary depending on your campus and mode of study. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.
Applicants must have completed a relevant bachelor degree and attained a GPA equivalent of at least 5.5 on the ACU seven-point scale in that degree. 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.
Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to:
- postgraduate studies in high performance sport
- postgraduate studies in clinical exercise physiology courses, if seeking exercise physiology accreditation
- further study in other allied health professions
- Unit fee: $3196
- Average first year fee: $25568
- Estimate total cost: $25568
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.
ACU is offering honours scholarships of $10,000 (pro-rata payment for part-time enrolment) to the top 10 applicants to the Bachelor of High-Performance Sport (Honours) and/or Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science (Honours) commencing February 2023, (ranked by GPA at the time of application). Scholarships are open to current ACU final-year Bachelor students, for ACU graduates from previous years, and eligible graduates from other institutions. Applications open 08:00 Monday 19 September 2022, and close 11:59pm Thursday 15th December. A third round will be added if not all scholarships are awarded with a closing date of 20th January, 2023.
For further details and instructions on how to apply, visit: ACU Sport and Exercise Science Honours Scholarships
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
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.