Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science – Bachelor of Psychological Science

Course and Subject Handbook 2017 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

116510

Course type

BAC – Bachelor Pass (AQF level 7)

Professional accreditation status

This course is 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

Division of 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

Immunisations:

Students must provide evidence of being immune to hepatitis B and that they have been vaccinated or evidence that they are not susceptible for the vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR); Varicella and Pertussis. Professional experience placement is a requirement of this course and students may be engaged in roles where there is contact that would allow transmission of a VPD. Students are required to comply with the above requirement prior to commencing their first Professional Experience Placement or by the end of the first teaching period of their studies, otherwise their enrolment will be terminated.

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

114 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.

    On successful completion of the Bachelor of Psychological Science, graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge with depth in major theoretical perspectives and concepts, and philosophical and historical developments, in the core areas of psychology
  • Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and evidence bases in the core areas of psychology
  • Review and reflect on the methods and ethics of scientific investigation as applied to psychology
  • Exercise critical thinking and judgement in the design and conduct of scientific investigations to solve psychological questions with intellectual independence
  • Apply advanced English language and technological and numeracy skills to generate, interpret and communicate knowledge, data, arguments and research findings appropriate for a variety of audiences
  • Adapt and apply research skills and psychological understanding, including where appropriate knowledge of cultural diversity, to investigate human and animal behaviour in diverse contexts
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for one's own learning and practice in collaboration with others.

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)

MH1062:03 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:From Brain to Practice

PY1102:03 Exploring Psychology: From Perception to Reality

SP1001:03 Science and Practice of Physical Activity

SP1002:03 Sport and Exercise Nutrition

PY1103:03 Critical Thinking in Psychology: How to Think About Weird Things

PY1106:03 Communicating Psychology: Listening, Translating & Disseminating

Level 2

HS1401:03 Health and Health Care in Australia

PH1001:03 Preparatory Physics

SP2007:03 Physiological Basis for Exercise and Sport

PY2103:03 Describing and Analysing Behaviour

PY2107:03 Experimental Investigation and Analysis of Behaviour

PY2111:03 Learning Processes, Behaviour and Performance

PY2101:03 Psychological Neuroscience

PY2112:03 Memory and Cognition

Level 3

HS2402:03 Health Professional Research 1

SP2200:03 Exercise and Sports Testing

SP2201:03 Exercise Prescription

SP2003:03 Functional Kinesiology and Biomechanics

SP2009:03 Strength Training and Conditioning

SP2010:03 Principles of Motor Learning and Motor Control

PY2106:03 Through the Looking Glass: Development Across the Lifespan

PY3102:03 Social Psychology in Everyday Life

Level 4

SP2011:03 Advanced Biomechanics

SP3007:03 Dynamics of Sport and Exercise Behaviour 1

SP3011:03 Sports Training and Rehabilitation

SP3015:03 Advanced Motor Learning and Motor Control

SP3006:03 Environmental and Sports Medicine

SP3016:03 Exercise Prescription Practices and Procedures

PY3101:03 Advanced Behavioural Research Design and Analysis

PY3108:03 Personality Psychology: Decoding the Mysteries of Humans

Level 5

SP3008:03 Sport and Exercise Science Practice

SP3014:03 Independent Project in Sport and Exercise Science

PY3103:03 Mining the Mind: Psychopathology

PY3107:03 Psychological Assessment in Action

OPTIONS

Select 6 credit points of specified PY level 2 subjects from List 1

List 1

PY2104:03 Connecting Social, Psychological and Physical Health

PY2109:03 The World Around Us: Environmental Psychology

PY2018:03 Intercultural Psychology and Cross Cultural Communication

PY2110:03 Intersections of Psychology and Law: Forensic Psychology

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

5 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

12 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.