Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science – Bachelor of Business
Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences
Recommended subjects: any one of Biology, Chemistry, Maths B, Physics, Health Education or Physical Education.
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Clinical placement/professional practice:
This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense. (Note: health professional courses generally involve extensive professional or clinical placements).
Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students.
Post admission requirements
Hepatitis B immunisation:
Students must provide evidence of being immune to Hepatitis B within the first teaching period of their studies. A blood-borne viral disease may result in a student’s inability to obtain a placement in a Queensland Health facility and consequently may result in their inability to complete the requirements of the course as accredited by the relevant professional accrediting body. If a student has not complied with the above requirement by the last day of the first teaching period of their studies, their enrolment will be terminated immediately.
Suitability to Work with Children Card (blue card):
This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements that may involve contact with children under 18 years of age. Students are required to obtain a Suitability to Work with Children Card (which involves a criminal history check undertaken by the Queensland Police) before the start of the first placement. Students must retain a current Suitability to Work with Children Card for the duration of their course, as failure to do so will result in the termination of their admission to the course.
For more information, refer to: https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au
Current Apply First Aid and CPR Certificate:
Candidates must hold a current First Aid Certificate before undertaking professional or clinical placements. Candidates are responsible for any costs associated with obtaining this certificate.
Some professional/clinical placement agencies may require that candidates hold an advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate before undertaking a professional or clinical placement. Candidates are responsible for any costs associated with obtaining this certificate.
Australian Federal Police Check:
This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Some placement agencies may require students to produce a current Australian Federal Police check. This is in addition to the requirements for a Blue Card. If requested, students must provide written confirmation of clearance to the Clinical Placement Officer prior to commencement of clinical placement.
Application documents can be accessed at:
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
96 credit points as per course structure
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7).
BU1002:03 Accounting for Decision Making
BU1003:03 Economics for Business
BU1004:03 Management, People and Organisations
BU1005:03 Personal and Professional Skills in Business
BU1007:03 Business Data Analysis
PH1001:03 Preparatory Physics
PY1102:03 Exploring Psychology 2
SP1001:03 Science and Practice of Physical Activity
SP1002:03 Sport and Exercise Nutrition
BM1061:03 Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Exercise Science 1
BM1011:03 Physiological Systems and Processes 1
BM1062:03 Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Exercise Science 2
BM1022:03 Physiological Systems and Processes 2
SP2003:03 Functional Kinesiology and Biomechanics
SP2007:03 Physiological Basis for Exercise and Sport
SP2006:03 Exercise Testing and Prescription for Health
SP2009:03 Strength Training and Conditioning
SP2010:03 Principles of Motor Learning and Motor Control
SP2011:03 Advanced Biomechanics
SP3006:03 Environmental and Sports Medicine
SP3007:03 Dynamics of Sport and Exercise Behaviour 1
SP3008:03 Sport and Exercise Science Practice
SP3011:03 Sports Training and Rehabilitation
SP3015:03 Advanced Motor Learning and Motor Control
SP3016:03 Exercise Prescription Practices and Procedures
Select a major from the table below
Select 3 credit points of specified BU level 2 subjects
BU2004:03 Financial Management
BU2006:03 Business Modelling
BU2007:03 Project Management
BU2008:03 Leadership and Strategic Thinking
BU2010:03 Business Research Methods
BU2050:03 Workplace Project
BU2060:03 Professional Experience
BU2112:03 Law of Business Organisations
BU2208:03 Marketing Fundamentals
BU2209:03 Business Information Systems
Type of major
Credit points in major
18 credit points
Not offered in Cairns 2011 or 2012
To be discontinued as of 31/12/2012
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students .
Candidates may be required to undertake placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled at their own expense.
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Not permitted for Sports and Exercise Science subjects (subjects with the prefix SP)
Supplementary exam for final subject
A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.
Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.
48 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 18 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Business majors, except the General major, shall appear on the testamur.
Exit with lesser award
Withdrawal from the joint degree and transfer to a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science or Bachelor of Business shall be approved without loss of advanced standing for any student having completed at least level 1 studies towards the joint degree.
Honours is available as an additional year of study in either Business or Sport and Exercise Science.
Candidates must satisfy the School requirements relating to the standard of academic achievement necessary to proceed to the honours degree.