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 2022 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.

Part A : Specified Exercise Science Units

Complete exactly 110 credit points from the following:

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

Part B : Exercise Science Electives*

Complete exactly 70 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EXSC106Social and Emotional Wellbeing of Young People10
EXSC115Foundations of the Outdoor Experience10
EXSC116Journeying in the Natural World10
EXSC117Leadership Development in Team Games10
EXSC119From Health to High Performance Sport10
EXSC230Motor Control and Learning10
EXSC250Gymnastics and Dance10
EXSC290The Aquatic Environment and the Outdoor Experience10
EXSC294Outdoor Environments and Therapeutic Interventions10
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
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
EXSC395Outdoor Programming and Mentoring 'Youth at Risk'10
EXSC396Strength and Conditioning: Prescription for Athletic Performance10

*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.

Part C : Specified Public Health Units

Complete exactly 120 credit points from the following:

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

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

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