Bachelor of Exercise Science

La Trobe University

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Bachelor Degree
3.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

This degree prepares you to work in the fields of sport and exercise science, with an emphasis on community wellness. You'll study and challenge existing knowledge of human movement, exercise physiology, exercise psychology, motor control and learning, anatomy and biomechanics.

Once you graduate, you'll be ready to develop and monitor training programs for clients including corporate employees and amateur sportspeople, along with soldiers and elite athletes. Exercise scientists can also work with sporting manufacturers to develop better sporting and gym equipment.

In first year, you'll study the role of healthcare professionals and cover the fundamentals of human bioscience. In second and third years, you will examine exercise science in depth through subjects like anatomy, biomechanics, exercise psychology and exercise physiology. You'll gain an understanding of how to fine tune individual training to optimise performance. You'll learn how to work with groups such as the elderly, adolescents or athletes undergoing rehabilitation and how to change community health behaviours.

Your studies will include lectures, seminars and case studies as well as laboratory sessions. You'll get hands-on experience using specialised resources such as exercise physiology and biomechanics equipment.

The Bachelor of Exercise Science offers a direct pathway to other allied health graduate entry masters courses, such as the Master of Physiotherapy Practice.

Graduates are well-placed for careers in areas including sport injury prevention, corporate health and wellness, and community health. Other opportunities exist...

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