Bachelor of Exercise Science (Clinical Practice)




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
Kick off your career in sport and exercise rehabilitation by joining a winning team at VU with a Bachelor of Exercise Science (Clinical Practice).
Work with new ideas and technologies, and gain knowledge and skills for a professional career in clinical exercise physiology, rehabilitation, sport science or human movement. In our Exercise Science (Clinical Practice) degree, you'll develop a solid understanding of the science that underpins sport and exercise.
Learn from world-leading experts in sport studies, and enjoy access to our state-of-the-art facilities. You'll benefit from our sports industry connections, with professional placements and industry networking opportunities. Our elite partners include Western Bulldogs, Netball Australia, Australian Sports Commission and Tennis Australia.
This course focuses on using exercise for rehabilitation, covering a range of biological and social sciences and humanities subjects, including:
biomechanics clinical exercise pathophysiology nutrition and diet motor learning.
Join a group of VU graduates known to be strong performers in the sports industry due to their practical experience.
This course provides you with a broad range of skills and knowledge for a rewarding career in the rapidly growing sports and exercise industry.
You could work in exercise science, clinical and sports rehabilitation, personal training, health and fitness instructing, lecturing, or exercise and sport rehabilitation research.
Example jobs include:
exercise physiologist
personal fitness trainer
exercise and sport scientist in professional sport
sport nutritionist
exercise rehabilitation
special populations training - elderly, young, people with a disability
community fitness and health services.
Course structure
To attain the Bachelor of Exercise Science (Clinical Practice), students will be required to complete 288 credit points (equivalent to 24 units) consisting of:
48 credit points (equivalent to 4 Units) of College Core studies 240 credit points (equivalent to 20 Units) of Professional Core studies
Course objectives

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Provide exercise interventions for apparently healthy populations, including high performance and recreational athletes, and the general population;
Integrate the biological and social scientific knowledge and professional skills that underpin professional practice in the fields of clinical exercise science;
Critically analyse and synthesise knowledge gathered from clinical exercise science research;
Exercise judgement to solve routine exercise science problems using social, ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives;
Operate as an independent and collaborative professional who can communicate knowledge and ideas clearly and coherently;
Critically apply clinical exercise science knowledge and skills to solve routine problems in clinical practice settings;
Adapt legal and ethical frameworks in order to work effectively in socially and culturally diverse communities and contexts; and
Continue to develop a broad and coherent body of professional clinical practice so as to undertake postgraduate studies and research in exercise rehabilitation and related fields.


Which department am I in? College of Sport and Exercise Science

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Entry into undergraduate courses (for example a bachelor degree) generally requires you to have completed a secondary school qualification equivalent to an Australian Year 12 certificate. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0); TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67. Section score no less than: Listening: 12, Speaking: 18, Reading: 15, Writing: 21. Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50-57 (no section score less than 50); University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 169. No individual band less than 169. VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 5): achieved.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Applicants must have Successful completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) will be granted advanced standing on a case by case basis. You will need to provide evidence that you have achieved one of the following levels of English language proficiency: IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0); TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67. Section score no less than Listening: 12, Speaking: 18, Reading: 15, Writing: 21; Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50-57 (no section score less than 50); University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Total score of 52; VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 5): achieved; English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS)- EAP 2 (advanced): B grade.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

Full Time (3 years)

Contact provider

26 February 2018, 23 July 2018

Footscray Park campus Ballarat Road, FOOTSCRAY, Victoria, 3011, MELBOURNE, Australia