Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8)
Tropical Health and Medicine
Entry to the Honours programme of the Institute of Sport and Exercise Science is by invitation from the ISES Director.
Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in Exercise Physiology (Clinical) (or qualifications recognised by the faculty as equivalent) within the previous 5 years.
Achievement of an overall grade point average of 5.0 (i.e. credit average) across the bachelor degree and a grade point average of 5.0 in the fourth year of their bachelor degree, with credits or better in specific discipline areas. A minimum of a pass grade in a basic statistics subject is also required.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Additional selection requirements
Candidates must satisfy the Institute of Sport and Exercise requirements relating to the standard of academic achievement necessary to proceed to the honours degree and be prepared to undertake a project of strategic relevance to the research interests of ISES staff, as confirmed by the ISES Director.
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.
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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:
24 credit points as per course structure
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion, graduates of the course will be able to:
SP4015:12 Ethics, Research Design and Proposal for Clinical Exercise Physiology Studies
SP4016:12 Clinical Exercise Physiology Honours Research Seminar and Dissertation
SP4017:09 Ethical and Research Design of Clinical Exercise Physiology Studies
SP4018:03 Clinical Exercise Physiology Honours Research Proposal
SP4019:03 Clinical Exercise Physiology Honours Research Seminar
SP4020:09 Clinical Exercise Physiology Honours Research Dissertation
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Professional accreditation requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
BACHELOR OF EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY (CLINICAL) (HONOURS)
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award