Credit points


Minimum duration

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield


Brisbane - Not offered in 2021

Melbourne - Not offered in 2021

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:


New South Wales

Recommended Studies: English (Standard) Band 3, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE), Mathematics (any) plus one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics


Prerequisites: English (Units 3 & 4, C)

Recommended Studies: one of General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Health or Physical Education (Units 3 & 4, C)


Prerequisites : A study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the Bachelor of Physical Activity and Health Science, a student must complete 240 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 120 cp from Specified Units (Part A);
  2. 80 cp from Minor and Elective Units (Part B);
  3. 20 cp from Professional Experience Units (Part C);
  4. 20 cp from Core Curriculum units (Part D);
  5. 0 cp EXSC205 Industry Experience Preparation (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.

Part A : Specified Units

Complete exactly 120 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
ANAT100Anatomical Foundations of Exercise Science10
BIOL125Human Biology 110
EXSC118Nutrition and Exercise10
EXSC187Growth, Motor Development and Ageing10
EXSC225Physiological Bases of Exercise10
EXSC199Psychology of Sport10
EXSC204Exercise Prescription and Delivery10
EXSC216Resistance Training: Science and Application10
EXSC122Research and Ethics in Exercise Science10
EXSC222Functional Anatomy10
EXSC230Motor Control and Learning10
EXSC296Health and Exercise Psychology10

Part B : Minor and Elective Units

Complete exactly 80 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
HPHEHealth and Physical Education40NSW only
HPROHealth Promotion40
EXSC106Social and Emotional Wellbeing of Young People10
EXSC109Games and Sports Skills10
EXSC115Foundations of the Outdoor Experience10
EXSC116Journeying in the Natural World10
EXSC117Leadership Development in Team Games10
EXSC119From Health to High Performance Sport10
EXSC224Mechanical Bases of Exercise10
EXSC250Gymnastics and Dance10
EXSC290The Aquatic Environment and the Outdoor Experience10
EXSC294Outdoor Environments and Therapeutic Interventions10
EXSC296Health and Exercise Psychology10
EXSC303Exercise Behaviour Change10
EXSC306Independent Study in Exercise Science10
EXSC310Strength and Conditioning: Fundamentals of Athlete Preparation10
EXSC312River Journeys and Connections to Place10
EXSC313Aquatics and Athletics10
EXSC314Healthy Relationships for Young People10
EXSC315Alpine Ecology and the Outdoor Experience10
EXSC316Nutrition for Sports Performance10
EXSC317Data Analytics in Sport10
EXSC319Performance Analysis in Sport10
EXSC320Advanced Biomechanics10
EXSC322Exercise Physiology: Adaptation to Exercise and the Environment10
EXSC330Advanced Motor Control and Learning10
EXSC346Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation10
EXSC385Challenges and Opportunities in the Health of Young People10
EXSC390Leadership Practices and the Outdoor Experience10
EXSC391Evaluation of the Outdoor Experience10
EXSC392Leadership Development in Physical Activity10
EXSC394Exercise Prescription for Health and Wellbeing10
PUBH312Applied Health Promotion10

Part C : Professional Experience Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EXSC399Industry Experience20

Part D : Core Curriculum Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

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

Part E : Industry Experience Preparation

Complete exactly 1 of the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EXSC205Industry Experience Preparation0

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