Credit points


Minimum duration

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Melbourne

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

An applicant must comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent.



Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the Bachelor of Exercise Science/Bachelor of Applied Public Health degree, a student must complete 320 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

a. 180 cp from Exercise Science units, consisting of:

  1. 110 cp from Specified Exercise Science units (Part A);
  2. 70 cp from Elective Units (which will normally include at least 20 cp from an Exercise Science sequence) (Part B)


b. 120 cp from Specified Public Health Units (Part C); AND


c. 20 cp from Core Curriculum Units (Part D).

Progression requirements

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator.  In all aspects of progression through this course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.

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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete exactly 110 credit points from the following:

  • ANAT100Anatomical Foundations of Exercise Science10 CP
  • BIOL121Human Biological Science 110 CP
  • EXSC122Research and Ethics in Exercise Science10 CP
  • EXSC187Growth, Motor Development and Ageing10 CP
  • EXSC199Psychology of Sport10 CP
  • EXSC204Exercise Prescription and Delivery10 CP
  • EXSC216Resistance Training: Science and Application10 CP
  • EXSC224Mechanical Bases of Exercise10 CP
  • EXSC225Physiological Bases of Exercise10 CP
  • EXSC322Exercise Physiology: Adaptation to Exercise and the Environment10 CP
  • NUTR101Introduction to Nutrition10 CP

Complete exactly 70 credit points from the following:

  • EXSC106Social and Emotional Wellbeing of Young People10 CP
  • EXSC115Foundations of the Outdoor Experience10 CP
  • EXSC116Journeying in the Natural World10 CP
  • EXSC117Leadership Development in Team Games10 CP
  • EXSC119From Health to High Performance Sport10 CP
  • EXSC230Motor Control and Learning10 CP
  • EXSC250Gymnastics and Dance10 CP
  • EXSC290The Aquatic Environment and the Outdoor Experience10 CP
  • EXSC294Outdoor Environments and Therapeutic Interventions10 CP
  • EXSC303Exercise Behaviour Change10 CP
  • EXSC306Independent Study in Exercise Science10 CP
  • EXSC310Strength and Conditioning: Fundamentals of Athlete Preparation10 CP
  • EXSC312River Journeys and Connections to Place10 CP
  • EXSC313Aquatics and Athletics10 CP
  • EXSC314Healthy Relationships for Young People10 CP
  • EXSC315Alpine Ecology and the Outdoor Experience10 CP
  • EXSC316Nutrition for Sports Performance10 CP
  • EXSC385Challenges and Opportunities in the Health of Young People10 CP
  • EXSC390Leadership Practices and the Outdoor Experience10 CP
  • EXSC391Evaluation of the Outdoor Experience10 CP
  • EXSC392Leadership Development in Physical Activity10 CP
  • EXSC395Outdoor Programming and Mentoring 'Youth at Risk'10 CP
  • EXSC396Strength and Conditioning: Prescription for Athletic Performance10 CP

*Other undergraduate units approved by the Course Coordinator.

Students may need to take electives in a particular sequence in order to satisfy state-based entry into relevant postgraduate teaching courses and to meet registration requirements.

Complete exactly 120 credit points from the following:

  • PUBH100Foundations of Public Health10 CP
  • PUBH101Foundations of Public Health Communication10 CP
  • PUBH102Foundations of Health Promotion10 CP
  • PUBH103Epidemiology10 CP
  • PUBH202Public Health Research Methods10 CP
  • PUBH204Public Health Economics10 CP
  • PUBH302Applied Public Health 110 CP
  • PUBH303Applied Public Health Communication10 CP
  • PUBH304Public Health Advocacy10 CP
  • PUBH305Applied Public Health 210 CP
  • PUBH306Public Health Policy and Law10 CP
  • PUBH312Applied Health Promotion10 CP

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

  • UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10 CP
  • PHCC102Being Human10 CP
  • PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10 CP
  • UNCC300Justice and Change in a Global World10 CP
  • PHCC320The Just Society10 CP

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