Not offered in 2021

Credit points


Minimum duration

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield

EFTSL value of units : All 10cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a credit point (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 3

Recommended studies: Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, Mathematics (any), 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

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 Sport and Outdoor Education, a student must complete 240 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 160 cp from Specified Units (Part A);
  2. 40 cp drawn from:
  3. 40 cp Elective Units (Part B); or
  4. 40 cp Minor Units; (Part C)
  5. 20 cp from Professional Experience Units (Part D);
  6. 20 cp from University Core Units (Part E);
  7. 0 cp from EXSC205 Industry Experience Preparation (Part F).

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 160 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
EXSC115Foundations of the Outdoor Experience10
EXSC116Journeying in the Natural World10
EXSC122Research and Ethics in Exercise Science10
EXSC225Physiological Bases of Exercise10
EXSC230Motor Control and Learning10
EXSC290The Aquatic Environment and the Outdoor Experience10
EXSC312River Journeys and Connections to Place10
EXSC390Leadership Practices and the Outdoor Experience10
EXSC391Evaluation of the Outdoor Experience10
EXSC117Leadership Development in Team Games10Brisbane and Melbourne only
EXSC392Leadership Development in Physical Activity10Brisbane and Melbourne only
EXSC109Games and Sports Skills10Strathfield only
EXSC313Aquatics and Athletics10Strathfield only

Part B : Elective Units

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EXSC106Social and Emotional Wellbeing of Young People10NSW only
EXSC109Games and Sports Skills10NSW only
EXSC204Exercise Prescription and Delivery10
EXSC216Resistance Training: Science and Application10
EXSC222Functional Anatomy10
EXSC224Mechanical Bases of Exercise10
EXSC250Gymnastics and Dance10NSW only
EXSC294Outdoor Environments and Therapeutic Interventions10
EXSC296Health and Exercise Psychology10
EXSC303Exercise Behaviour Change10
EXSC310Strength and Conditioning: Fundamentals of Athlete Preparation10
EXSC313Aquatics and Athletics10NSW only
EXSC314Healthy Relationships for Young People10NSW only
EXSC315Alpine Ecology and the Outdoor Experience10
EXSC322Exercise Physiology: Adaptation to Exercise and the Environment10
EXSC330Advanced Motor Control and Learning10
PUBH312Applied Health Promotion10
EXSC385Challenges and Opportunities in the Health of Young People10NSW only
EXSC396Strength and Conditioning: Prescription for Athletic Performance10

Part C : Minors

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
HPROHealth Promotion40

With completion of the two specified units EXSC109 and EXSC313 and the four PD/H/PE Minor units above, these six units satisfy the PD/H/PE requirements of the NSW Education Standards Authority.

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