Undergraduate

Exercise and Health

Are you passionate about exercise and health? Do you want to spread the word and educate others about keeping fit and being healthy? This major develops your knowledge and skills in the exercise and health domain, with relevant training for careers in the health education, exercise rehabilitation, health service delivery, and fitness industries
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Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career opportunities.

Career Pathways

Employment opportunities exist in the professions of healthy lifestyle programming for the community and industry, sports development, health and fitness coordination and program mangement, and as an Exercise Scientist. You may decide to move on to specialised postgraduate qualifcations in education, teaching, rehabilitation, physiotherapy, occupational thereapy, corporate training, recreation management, health promotion, medicine or work health and safety.
Employment opportunities exist in the professions of healthy lifestyle programming for the community and industry, sports development, health and fitness coordination and program mangement, and as an Exercise Scientist. You may decide to move on to specialised postgraduate qualifcations in education, teaching, rehabilitation, physiotherapy, occupational thereapy, corporate training, recreation management, health promotion, medicine or work health and safety.
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

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Further Study

Honours in Sport Science, Exercise and Health provides you with interdisciplinary research skills and advanced knowledge in a select sub-discipline area (exercise physiology/biochemistry, biomechanics, motor development, exercise and health psychology or activity promotion). The honours specialisation provides an ideal background for continuance to a PhD or other professional-based research degrees.
You will gain a greater depth of knowledge in your area of specialisation, while also developing research skills. You will learn to plan, administer testing, analyse and present data both in written and oral formats. You’ll learn to prepare a written manuscript for peer-reviewed publications as well as independent time and work management skills and to develop leadership potential. You’ll also gain advanced computer, problem-solving and organisational skills.

Honours in Sport Science, Exercise and Health provides you with interdisciplinary research skills and advanced knowledge in a select sub-discipline area (exercise physiology/biochemistry, biomechanics, motor development, exercise and health psychology or activity promotion). The honours specialisation provides an ideal background for continuance to a PhD or other professional-based research degrees.
You will gain a greater depth of knowledge in your area of specialisation, while also developing research skills. You will learn to plan, administer testing, analyse and present data both in written and oral formats. You’ll learn to prepare a written manuscript for peer-reviewed publications as well as independent time and work management skills and to develop leadership potential. You’ll also gain advanced computer, problem-solving and organisational skills.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.

Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Average Annual Fee - 2018
$7,024.00
Typical Fee Range - 2018
$6,349.00 - $8,472.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2017
$109,500.00
Total Course Fee - 2018
$113,400.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for UWA bachelor’s degrees with a required Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 80.00.

Admission requirements

To be eligible for school-leaver entry to UWA you are required to achieve the Western Australian Certificate of Education and obtain the minimum ATAR to gain a place in your chosen degree.

Mathematics requirement

This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.

WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Applications ATAR

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Your knowledge and skills also complement other science areas, potentially leading to postgraduate professional training. You’ll study a mix of core units to give a solid foundation in the area and are able to choose from option units to ensure you graduate with a broad knowledge and understanding in the area of exercise and health.

About The Course

This major develops your understanding and skills in how and why we move, and how exercise can impact our health. If you complete this major and the Sports Science major you are eligible for accreditation as an Exercise Scientist with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).
Exercise and Health

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2018
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 20-30 hours per week, plus your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-EXHSC
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BBiomedSc), 4 years (BBiomedSc[Hons])
Exercise and Health
Status
  • Available 2018
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 20-30 hours per week, plus your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-EXHSC
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BBiomedSc), 4 years (BBiomedSc[Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWBPH
  • UWSHS
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Faculty
  • Faculty of Science

Jessica Moore

Jessica Moore

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