Domestic Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science - Bachelor of Psychological Science

Domestic Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science - Bachelor of Psychological Science

Broaden your skill set by combining two highly-respected fields of study in JCU’s Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science - Bachelor of Psychological Science. Your expertise in both health science and psychology will prepare you with the research, analysis, and critical thinking skills required to succeed in the industry.

In your Sport and Exercise Science degree, gain a comprehensive understanding of how the human body responds to physical activity. In your Psychological Science degree, study the human mind and develop a strong foundation of psychological theory, practice, and research skills.

Benefit from practical placements as you learn to assess, design, and deliver exercise programs to a variety of people, from community members to elite athletes.

Study a core program along with additional psychology electives to suit your interests and requirements. Take advantage of world-class facilities, including the JCU Performance Science Hub, located with the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys in the Hutchinson Builders Centre in Townsville.

View the Handbook for a detailed overview of available subjects, as well as pre-placement requirements.
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Bachelors of Sport and Exercise Science

There has never been a better time to get into the Sports Science and Exercise industry. The well-being sector has grown exponentially in the last decade, and there is high demand for suitably qualified individuals to work both in coaching elite athletes and in rehabilitation. Many university courses focus only on the mechanics of the physical body without taking into account the psychology that must accompany it for success. If you have been looking for a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science and Bachelor of Psychological Science, JCU may have a suitable course for you.

There is a growing interest in how psychology can play a huge role in athletic and rehabilitation outcomes. JCU has merged these two disciplines into one degree — the Bachelor of Sports Exercise Science and Psychological Science to give graduates in-depth knowledge of the physiological aspects of exercise on the body, and how psychological responses can play into this.

At the JCU Townsville campus, it is possible to study this combined bachelor's degree to give graduates an edge in this growing and competitive industry. The combined major will equip students with critical thinking skills, up-to-date research and an analytical mindset to be the best in their field.

Career Prospects for Bachelor of Sports and Psychological Science Graduates

The five years of investment students make to gain this dual aspect bachelor's degree will be well spent. Graduates of JCU’s Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science and Bachelor of Psychological Science graduate with a wide range of skills that are highly in demand in the sports and health fields. Graduates will enjoy high employability outcomes in sectors such as rehabilitation, health and wellbeing, psychology and sports training. Within each sector there are further specialisations that students can pursue, leading to a meaningful and fulfilling career.

After completing the Bachelor of Sport and Psychological Science, some graduates may choose further study depending on the career path they wish to take. Some of these may involve a year or two of postgraduate study whereas others may require a commitment of several more years to become accredited, for example as a practising psychologist.

JCU’s Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science and Bachelor of Psychological Science will prepare students to be industry-ready — whether that’s domestically within Australia or overseas.

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Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University’s learning, assessment, and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession. For more information please review the inherent requirements for the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science and Bachelor of Psychological Science.