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Undergraduate

Associate Degree of Exercise and Sport Science

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
115151
External Studies
115151
Course Duration
Full-time
2 year/s
Part-time
4 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
CDU Reference
CRICOS codes
089399C
CDU Course Code

XEXSS1

Award
Associate Degree of Exercise and Sport Science
Faculty/College
College of Health and Human Sciences
Sector
HE
Area of study
Sports and Recreation
Health and Medicine

Love sport so much that you want to make it your career? The Associate Degree in Exercise and Sports Science will help you reach your goal.

As an exercise and sports professional, you will help your clients improve their health and fitness, enhance physical performance and prevent and rehabilitate injury (including athletes) and the physically challenged (such as aged and injured).

Professional recognition

You can apply as individual members to the following association: Australian Council for Health Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER).

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010).
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the ACIKE Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Domestic applications

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements: (a) Australian Citizenship; (b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

Study Link

All International applicants must apply through Study Link unless currently studying year 12 in Australia. Only International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities as an allied health professional, in the Australian health, fitness and sports industry. You may also continue with further studies in our Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science.

  • For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

    For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • This course may be deferred up to 1 year.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 6.

    Campus notes

    AFB: This is an ABSTUDY approved course that may attract Away From Base (AFB) funding and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
    For further information and/or eligibility please visit cdu.edu/afb.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The course requires two years full-time or part-time equivalent study. The course consists of common units, core units and elective units of study. Some Flinders University units offered in cross-institutional study mode can also be undertaken within the elective units.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 160 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type
Credit Points
Specific requirements
Common Units
(2 units)
20cp
Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below. 

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability (compulsory)
Plus either:
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology OR
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability
 

Core Units
(9 units)
90cp
Compulsory Core units totalling 90 credit points as detailed below. 

PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies
SBI261 Functional Anatomy
SPE205 Biomechanics 1
SPE206 Exercise and Sport Psychology 1
SPE209 Exercise Physiology 1
SPE210 Motor Control and Development
 

Electives
(5 units)
50cp
Units totalling 50 credit points may be selected from undergraduate units offered by the University. 

Below are the recommended units for students interested in undertaking the CDU BESS degree and the Flinders University Master of Physiotherapy course. Flinders units from Bachelor of Health Sciences (Principles of Physiotherapy) program taken as electives by BESS students who wish to apply to Flinders Masters of Physiotherapy course.

Select three (3) electives from CDU available elective units and two (2) recommended Flinders University cross-institutional units as follows:
1st year unit PHYT1001 Introduction to Physiotherapy
2nd year unit REHB2001 Neuroscience for Therapists
 

 
160cp
Total Credit Points

Students who commence in or after 2013
No more than 10 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in an Associate Degree or Advanced Diploma AQF Level 6 course award.

Of the total 160 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 200 level units

Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 CO SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 CO
PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A CO Elective E
Elective E Elective E
Year 2
SPE205 Biomechanics 1 CO SBI209 Design and Analysis CO
SPE206 Exercise and Sport Psychology 1 CO SPE209 Exercise Physiology 1 CO
SPE210 Motor Control and Development CO SBI261 Functional Anatomy CO
Elective E Elective E

 

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
    SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 CO
    Elective 1 E
    Elective 2 E
Year 2
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU SBI209 Design and Analysis CO
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 CO SPE209 Exercise Physiology 1 CO
PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A CO SBI261 Functional Anatomy CO
Elective E Elective E
Year 3
SPE205 Biomechanics 1 CO    
SPE206 Exercise and Sport Psychology 1 CO    
SPE210 Motor Control and Development CO    
Elective E    

Everything you need to know to get started

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