James Cook University

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science - Bachelor of Psychological Science

James Cook University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 093297G

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Want to make a positive difference in your community? JCU's 5 year full-time (or equivalent part-time) course gives you qualifications that are in demand in the sports, health, wellbeing, nutrition and psychology sectors. Your career prospects will be enhanced by the networks and industry experts that JCU's staff will connect you with. You'll study with professionals in their field who will inspire you and who care about your success.

Course overview

This joint degree, completed over 5 years of full-time study (or equivalent part-time studies) with units at JCU's Cairns and Townsville campuses, provides you with a qualification that is recognised and valued in the industries you'll want to work in.

You will learn about the role of sport and exercise in the enhancement of health and human performance in occupational, educational, sport, exercise and wellness settings.

You will gain genuine experience in helping individuals and athletes enhance their physical performance, and learn to create and support exercise and physical activity promotions. Psychology studies will give you additional skills in learning about the biological, social, and cultural factors which influence how humans think, feel, and behave.

Among the core subjects and many options you'll study are:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • The Musculoskeletal System for Sports and Exercise Science
  • Exploring Psychology: From Brain to Practice
  • Exploring Psychology: From Perception to Reality
  • Science and Practice of Physical Activity
  • Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • Critical Thinking in Psychology: How to Think About Weird Things
  • Physiological Basis for Exercise and Sport
  • Dynamics of Sport and Exercise Behaviour
  • Exercise Perception Practices and Procedures.

Career opportunities

JCU’s Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science – Bachelor of Psychological Science combines two fields of study highly sought-after in the jobs market. Along with your sports and exercise science skills, the psychology component of your JCU studies will give you a sound understanding of the many factors that influence how people think and why they behave the way they do. This knowledge will help you to make a difference in the lives and careers of your clients.

The combination of disciplines will position you with the health science and psychology expertise to pursue a career as a professional working in diverse roles including:

  • Sports training or coaching in school, university and sports club settings
  • As an Exercise Scientist, using a combination of biomechanics, physiology, psychology and performance analysis to assess and implement fitness, sporting performance and general health programs for individuals and teams
  • Professional leadership in health clubs
  • Policy development and leadership in government or community health settings
  • Rehabilitation in private practice or hospital settings.

Psychology provides excellent training in analytic thinking and scientific research methods that are relevant to a broad range of careers. If you decide not to gain accreditation you can seek employment in fields such as:

  • Community services and counselling,
  • Business and market research,
  • Education,
  • Administration
  • Management.
  • Research for industry and government agencies.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 32,280 Per Year
Start date: Expected February 2021
Duration: 5 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

James Cook University

Douglas campus
1 James Cook Drive Townsville Queensland 4814
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 32,280 Per Year
Start date: Expected February 2021
Duration: 5 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

Townsville City Campus

City Arcade, 383 Flinders Street
Townsville Queensland 4810
Australia

Entry criteria

Students are required to complete academic qualification of Australia grade 12 or equivalent. Entry requirements may vary from country to country.

Course prerequisites: English (4,SA), Maths A, B or C (4,SA). Recommended: any one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Health Education or Physical Education (4,SA)

IELTS - 6.5 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (internet based) - 86 (no component less than 21); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 58 (no component less than 54); C1 Advanced / C2 Proficiency: 176 (no component less than 169).

Address

James Cook University
Douglas campus
1 James Cook Drive Townsville Queensland 4814
Australia