Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science – Bachelor of Psychological Science

Course and Subject Handbook 2016 Courses Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science – Bachelor of Psychological Science

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science – Bachelor of Psychological Science

Course code

112910

Course type

Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)

Professional accreditation status

This new course will be conditionally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) until there are graduates and at that time it will receive full accreditation.

Graduates of this course, who wish to become fully registered as psychologists, must complete an accredited fourth year course (e.g. GDipPsych or BPsychSc(Hons)) plus two years of supervised practice in the field; or an accredited masters degree (e.g. Master of Psychology) with one further year of supervised practice.

Division

Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course prerequisites

English (4, SA)

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 Band 2 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

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.

For more information, refer to:

JCU Infectious Diseases Policy and Immunisation Guidelines

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 University Requirements for Undergraduate Coursework Awards

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:

Bluecard

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:

Australian Federal Police check

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

96 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, graduates 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.

In the context of a JCU graduate, on successful completion of the Bachelor of Psychological Science, graduates will be able to demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge with depth in:

  • The major theoretical perspectives, concepts, and philosophical and historical developments in the core areas of psychology

  • The methods and ethics of scientific investigation as applied to psychology

  • The ethics of professional, evidence based practice and interventions.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Psychological Science will be able to:

  • Review, critique, and synthesise the research literature in the core areas of psychology

  • Exercise critical thinking and judgement in the design and conduct of scientific investigations to solve psychological questions with intellectual independence

  • Communicate a clear, coherent, and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas through well-developed written and spoken English language skills

  • Use information technologies and appropriate techniques to analyse, interpret, and report research findings and data and generate solutions to problems in psychology

  • Adapt and apply research skills and their psychological understanding, including knowledge of cultural diversity, to investigate human and animal behaviour in diverse contexts

  • Interact with others in an ethical and professional manner in research and/or professional practice

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability in planning, problem solving, decision making, collaboration and ongoing professional learning in research and/or professional practice.

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

MH1061:03 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (Cairns) or BM1061:03 Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Exercise Science 1 (Townsville)

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

PY1101:03 Exploring Psychology 1

PY1102:03 Exploring Psychology 2

SP1001:03 Science and Practice of Physical Activity

SP1002:03 Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Level 2

PH1001:03 Preparatory Physics

PY2103:03 Describing and Analysing Behaviour

PY2107:03 Experimental Investigation and Analysis of Behaviour

SP2006:03 Exercise Testing and Prescription for Health

SP2007:03 Physiological Basis for Exercise and Sport

Level 3

SP2003:03 Functional Kinesiology and Biomechanics

SP2009:03 Strength Training and Conditioning

SP2010:03 Principles of Motor Learning and Motor Control

SP2011:03 Advanced Biomechanics

SP3007:03 Dynamics of Sport and Exercise Behaviour 1

Level 4

PY3101:03 Advanced Behavioural Research Design and Analysis

SP3006:03 Environmental and Sports Medicine

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

OPTIONS

Select 9 credit points of any undergraduate level 1 subjects (e.g. AN1001:03, SS1010:03, SY1001:03, HS1401)

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of level 2 PY subjects

PLUS

Select 12 credit points of level 3 PY subjects

The psychology options provide opportunities for study incorporating cultural competence and Indigenous and anthropological perspectives of Australian peoples. These culturally enriched studies include, for example, intercultural psychology, and forensic, social, counselling and personality psychology, and are designed to develop students’ commitment to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

4 years full time or equivalent part time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

2 years

Progression

Course progression
requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

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

Special assessment
requirements

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

Professional accreditation
requirements

The accredited sequence in psychology leads to provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia with the addition of a fourth year of accredited studies in psychology e.g., Graduate Diploma of Psychology or Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours).

Maximum allowed Pass
Conceded (PC) grade

Not permitted for Sport and Exercise Science subjects or Psychology subjects (subjects with the prefix SP or PY)

Supplementary exam for
final subject

A student who has failed the final subject towards the degree and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject.

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

60 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 20 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Maximum credit points for advanced standing as per the JCU Policy on Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE – BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Approved abbreviation

BSpExSc-BPsychSc

This is a joint degree

Yes

Inclusion of majors on
testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed ALL appropriate subjects for the relevant degree, may be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science or Bachelor of Psychological Science.

Course articulation

Not applicable

Special Awards

Where coursework is completed at a grade point average of 6 or above, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, on the recommendation of the College Dean and Head of Psychology, may recommend the award of a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science – Bachelor of Psychological Science with Distinction.

Honours

Honours availability

Honours is available in each discipline as additional 24 credit points of study [end-on]

Eligibility

A student admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science – Bachelor of Psychological Science at this university may be invited by the Head of Psychology to undertake the Honours degree in Psychology if that student has

Psychology Honours

  • obtained a minimum of 72 credit points including successful completion of all Psychology level 1, 2 and 3 subjects prescribed in Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science - Bachelor of Psychological Science

  • obtained a minimum of a Credit average (65%) across PY2103, PY2107 and a minimum Distinction average (75%) across 15 credit points of level 3 PY subjects, including PY3101

Sport and Exercise Science Honours

Normally a minimum GPA 5.0 (Credit) is required across the third year pass degree subjects.