Credit points


Minimum duration

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield

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.

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


New South Wales

Prerequisites: English (Standard) (Band 2) or EAL (Band 3)

Recommended Studies: Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE); Mathematics plus one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.


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

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

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2024 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, a student must complete 340 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

a. 170 cp from Bachelor of Psychological Science Units consisting of:

  1. 140 cp from Specified Psychology Units (Part A);
  2. 20 cp from Core Curriculum Units (Part B);
  3. 10 cp from Psychology Community Engagement Unit (Part C).


b. 170 cp from Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science Units, consisting of:

  1. 150 cp from Specified Exercise and Sports Science Units (Part D);
  2. 20 cp from Professional Experience Units (Part E).

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 progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.

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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete exactly 140 credit points from the following:

  • PSYC100Foundations of Psychology10 CP
  • PSYC101Applications of Psychology10 CP
  • PSYC108Psychological Practice: Theory and Techniques10 CP
  • PSYC110Research Design and Data Analysis 110 CP
  • PSYC200Life Span Development10 CP
  • PSYC212Abnormal Psychology10 CP
  • PSYC220Personality and Individual Differences10 CP
  • PSYC226Research Design and Data Analysis 210 CP
  • PSYC227Social Psychology10 CP
  • PSYC307Cognitive Psychology10 CP
  • PSYC314Psychological Assessment10 CP
  • PSYC315Brain and Behaviour10 CP
  • PSYC323Research Design and Data Analysis 310 CP
  • PSYC324Learning and Behaviour10 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

Complete 10 credit points for ALL of the following:

  • PSYC310Psychological Services Experience10 CP

Complete exactly 150 credit points from the following:

  • ANAT100Anatomical Foundations of Exercise Science10 CP
  • BIOL125Human Biology 110 CP
  • EXSC187Growth, Motor Development and Ageing10 CP
  • EXSC199Psychology of Sport10 CP
  • EXSC204Exercise Prescription and Delivery10 CP
  • EXSC216Resistance Training: Science and Application10 CP
  • EXSC222Functional Anatomy10 CP
  • EXSC224Mechanical Bases of Exercise10 CP
  • EXSC225Physiological Bases of Exercise10 CP
  • EXSC230Motor Control and Learning10 CP
  • EXSC296Health and Exercise Psychology10 CP
  • EXSC321Biomechanics10 CP
  • EXSC322Exercise Physiology: Adaptation to Exercise and the Environment10 CP
  • EXSC394Exercise Prescription for Health and Wellbeing10 CP
  • NUTR101Introduction to Nutrition10 CP

Complete 20 credit points for ALL of the following:

  • EXSC206Professional Experience Preparation0 CP
  • EXSC398Professional Experience20 CP

Course map

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Always check your Course Enrolment Guide before you finalise your enrolment.

Course maps are subject to change.

Commencing Semester 1

  • Specified Psychology UnitsPSYC100Foundations of Psychology10 cp
  • Specified Psychology UnitsPSYC108Psychological Practice: Theory and Techniques10 cp
  • Specified Exercise and Sports Science UnitsEXSC187Growth, Motor Development and Ageing

    MULTI-MODE. (Inc: EXSD187, EXSZ187)

    10 cp
  • Specified Exercise and Sports Science UnitsANAT100Anatomical Foundations of Exercise Science

    MULTI-MODE. (Inc: ANAD100, ANAZ100)

    10 cp
  • Specified Psychology UnitsPSYC101Applications of Psychology10 cp
  • Specified Psychology UnitsPSYC110Research Design and Data Analysis 1

    (Inc: PSYC104)

    10 cp
  • Specified Exercise and Sports Science UnitsBIOL125Human Biology 1

    (Inc: BIOL121, BIOL122, BIOL124, BIOL204, BIOD125)

    10 cp
  • Core Curriculum UnitsCore Curriculum Unit 1 See the ACU Core Curriculum page for details.10 cp

All units are delivered in campus attendance mode unless otherwise indicated in the map.

Prerequisites (Pre:) are other units that you must have passed before enrolling in the unit.

Incompatibles (Inc:) are units similar to this unit. If you have previously passed an Incompatible unit, you are not able to enrol in this unit. 

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