Undergraduate

Exercise and Health

Exercise is vital for lifelong health. If you are passionate about exercise and health and understanding the science behind this, then this major is for you.
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Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

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


Students with an Exercise and Health major can choose to pursue further studies at postgraduate level. Postgraduate study options at UWA include the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation, Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management, Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety, Graduate Diploma of Education, Master of Teaching, Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology, and the Master of Exercise Science.

Students with an Exercise and Health major can choose to pursue further studies at postgraduate level. Postgraduate study options at UWA include the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation, Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management, Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety, Graduate Diploma of Education, Master of Teaching, Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology, and the Master of Exercise Science.

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

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
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

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2016
$35,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2016
$105,000.00
Annual Fee - 2017
$36,500.00
Total Course Fee - 2017
$109,500.00
Annual Fee - 2018
$37,800.00
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

Health professional graduates play a key role, through policy and practice, across all life stages. This major will allow you to have a significant impact within development and research, giving satisfaction and direction to anyone who is passionate about health and exercise along with opportunities to contribute positively to society within the health domain. Great reasons to study Exercise and Health:
- To promote physical activity and health habits through the lifespan
- To prevent and manage chronic human conditions
- To enhance human performance in sport and industry
- To apply principles and mechanisms of new technology to human movement


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 2017
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 2017
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
  • UWSHS
  • UWBPH
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Faculty
  • Faculty of Science

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