Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science – Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Course and Subject Handbook 2016 Courses Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science – Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science – Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Course code

111910

Course type

Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)

Professional accreditation status

This course is accredited by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) in association with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT). Graduates of this course are eligible for Teacher registration in Australia.

Reaccreditation for this course is under consideration by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA, NUCAP Accreditation).

Division

Tropical Health and Medicine

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English and Mathematics A or B or C

Recommended subjects: any one of Biology, Chemistry, Maths B, Physics, Health Education or Physical Education

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 (with no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas, and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening).

The cost of the testing will be met by the applicant. English test results must be no more than two years old.

Additional selection requirements

All students must meet minimum literacy and numeracy standards upon entry and completion as required by the Queensland College of Teachers.

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.

Professional practice:

This course includes prescribed professional placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense.

Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students

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:

Blue Card Services

Education Blue card

Current Apply First Aid and CPR Certificate:

Students must hold a current First Aid Certificate before undertaking professional or clinical placements.  Students are responsible for any costs associated with obtaining this certificate.

Some professional/clinical placement agencies may require that students hold an advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate before undertaking a professional or clinical placement. Students 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:

Australian Federal Police

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

120 credit points as per course structure

Additional completion requirementsPrior to completion of this course, students intending to apply for teacher registration in Australia must have successfully completed Literacy and Numeracy tests commensurate with the requirements set by the Commonwealth Government.

Course learning outcomes

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.

James Cook University’s Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science meets the Exercise and Sports Science Australia standards for Exercise Science membership.

On successful completion, graduates of the course will be able to:

  • Demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge and skills, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in the discipline of sport and exercise science

  • Critically review, analyse, synthesise and apply evidence in sport and exercise science practice, across a range of social, personal, economic and environmental contexts

  • Assess health status and formulate, implement and critically evaluate sustainable management plans to promote and optimise the health and welfare of apparently healthy individuals and/or populations

  • Communicate clearly and coherently through well-developed English language and numeracy proficiency, appropriate for graduate entry into the sport and exercise science workforce

  • Demonstrate appropriate professional behaviour, professional reasoning and sound judgement in problem solving and decision making, in the provision of client-centred practice that is contemporary, evidence-based, legal, ethical, safe and culturally sensitive

  • Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes, in order to plan and implement ongoing personal and professional development needs.

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) JCU graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate broad and coherent understanding of professional knowledge, practice and engagement with depth in the National Professional Standards for Teachers

  • Demonstrate broad and coherent understanding of underlying principles and concepts, and teaching and learning approaches for the tropics in the areas of Indigenous education, education for sustainability, rural and regional education

  • Review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise professional knowledge, practice and engagement to enhance outcomes for diverse students

  • Communicate professional knowledge clearly and coherently through oral and written modes to students and key stakeholders during professional practice and engagement

  • Identify and solve problems and make informed decisions in diverse professional contexts with well-developed judgment and initiative

  • Develop and demonstrate dispositions required for effective teaching that embrace responsibility and accountability for professional knowledge, practice, and engagement including collaboration with stakeholders.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements are the fundamental abilities, attributes, skills and behaviours needed to complete the learning outcomes of a course while preserving the academic integrity of the university’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. Students and prospective students must be able to demonstrate that they have acquired or have the ability to acquire the inherent requirements for their degree. For more information refer to Inherent Requirements page.

Reasonable adjustments

Reasonable adjustments may be made to assist students manage additional circumstances impacting on their studies provided these do not change the academic integrity of a degree. Reasonable adjustments do not alter the need to be able to demonstrate the inherent requirements of the course.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

BM1061:03 Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Exercise Science 1 or MH1061:03 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

PLUS

BM1062:03 Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Exercise Science 2 or MH1062:03 The Musculoskeletal System for Sports and Exercise Science

ED1401:03 Foundations of Education

ED1421:03 Foundation of Language and Literacy in Education

ED1481:03 Foundations of Educational Psychology

ED1491:03 Foundation of Mathematics and Numeracy in Education

PH1001:03 Preparatory Physics

SP1001:03 Science and Practice of Physical Activity

SP1002:03 Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Level 2

ED2442:03 Inclusive Education for Special Needs (Secondary)

ED2488:03 Second Year Professional Experience

ED2491:03 Teaching for Learning 1

ED2990:03 Education for Cultural Diversity

HS2402:03 Health Professional Research 1

SP2003:03 Functional Kinesiology and Biomechanics

SP2006:03 Exercise Testing and Prescription for Health

SP2007:03 Physiological Basis for Exercise and Sport

SP2009:03 Strength Training and Conditioning

SP2010:03 Principles of Motor Learning and Motor Control

SP2011:03 Advanced Biomechanics

Level 3

ED3213:03 Science Secondary Curriculum 1

ED3215:03 Health and Physical Education Secondary Curriculum 1

ED3293:03 Teaching for Learning 2 (Secondary)

ED3441:03 Technologies Across the Curriculum

ED3443:03 Teaching ESL to Indigenous Students

ED3488:03 Third Year Professional Experience

SP3006:03 Environmental and Sports Medicine

SP3007:03 Dynamics of Sport and Exercise Behaviour

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

Level 4

ED4210:03 Secondary Teaching Area 1 Curriculum 2

ED4212:03 Secondary Teaching Area 2 Curriculum 2

ED4293:03 Teaching for Learning 3 (Secondary)

ED4461:03 Indigenous Futures

ED4488:03 Fourth Year Professional Experience A

ED4489:03 Fourth Year Professional Experience B

ED4493:03 Advanced Teaching in Health and Physical Education

ED4999:03 Teaching for Learning 4

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

Available first year only

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

5 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

11 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

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.

To undertake the final Professional Experience and Co-requisite subjects, students must have completed 72 credit points of level 1, 2 and 3 subjects in this course.

Special assessment requirements

Suitability to Work with Children Care (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:

Education Blue Card

Students who do not complete the required number of days of a professional experience subject or a professional component of a subject, without the approval of the Director of Professional Experience, will be deemed to have failed the subject.

Refer to Review of a Student’s Suitability to Continue a Course Involving Placement policy.

Professional accreditation requirements

Students must successfully complete all subjects listed to be eligible for membership with Exercise and Sports Science Australia.

Prior to completion of this course, students intending to apply for teacher registration in Australia must have successfully completed Literacy and Numeracy tests commensurate with the requirements set by the Commonwealth Government.

Successful completion of all core subjects contributes to the graduate teacher entry requirements for the Queensland College of Teachers.

Graduates must attain an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 (with no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas, and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening) upon completion as required by the Queensland College of Teachers.

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Not permitted

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

48 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 21 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Nil

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE - BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (SECONDARY)

Approved abbreviation

BSpExSc-BEd(Secondary)

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Sport and Exercise Science honours is available as an additional 24 credit points of study [end-on].

Eligibility

Students must satisfy the College requirements relating to the standard of academic achievement necessary to proceed to the honours degree:

Achievement of an overall grade point average of 5.0 (i.e. credit average) across the undergraduate degree with credits or better in specific discipline areas.