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 English (Advanced) (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 2021 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 320 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

a. 160 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).


b. 160 cp from Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science Units, consisting of:

  1. 150 cp from Specified Exercise and Sports Science Units (Part C);
  2. 10 cp from Professional Experience 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 progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.

Part A : Specified Psychology Units

Complete exactly 140 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PSYC100Foundations of Psychology10
PSYC101Applications of Psychology10
PSYC104Research Design and Statistics I10
PSYC108Psychological Practice: Theory and Techniques10
PSYC200Life Span Development10
PSYC206Research Design and Statistics II10
PSYC212Abnormal Psychology10
PSYC213Individual Differences10
PSYC214Learning and Behaviour10
PSYC307Cognitive Psychology10
PSYC311Research Design and Statistics III10
PSYC313Social Psychology10
PSYC314Psychological Assessment10
PSYC315Brain and Behaviour10

Part B : 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 C : Specified Exercise and Sports Science Units

Complete exactly 150 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
ANAT100Anatomical Foundations of Exercise Science10
BIOL125Human Biology 110
EXSC118Nutrition and Exercise10
EXSC187Growth, Motor Development and Ageing10
EXSC199Psychology of Sport10
EXSC204Exercise Prescription and Delivery10
EXSC216Resistance Training: Science and Application10
EXSC222Functional Anatomy10
EXSC224Mechanical Bases of Exercise10
EXSC225Physiological Bases of Exercise10
EXSC230Motor Control and Learning10
EXSC296Health and Exercise Psychology10
EXSC322Exercise Physiology: Adaptation to Exercise and the Environment10
EXSC394Exercise Prescription for Health and Wellbeing10

Part D : Professional Experience Units

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EXSC206Professional Experience Preparation0
EXSC325Professional Practice in Exercise Science10

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