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Exercise Sports & Rehabilitation Science

Develop a strong understanding of the human body and human health in your first year before gaining practical skills in laboratory settings. Emphasis is placed on professional development and strong interpersonal communication skills which are attributes of successful client-centred practice.

Leading to

Bachelor of Science

(Exercise, Sports & Rehabilitation Science)

Careers include

  • Exercise/Sports Scientist
  • Coach
  • Personal Trainer
  • Gym Instructor

Your Exercise, Sports & Rehabilitation Science Pathway

If you have…

✓ Completed  Year 12 with an ATAR (or the equivalent in your country).

Diploma of Health Sciences (Stage 2)

9 university level units studied over 2 semesters. Equivalent to Year 1 of the corresponding Curtin degree.

Direct Entry into Year 2 at Curtin University

Graduate with a Bachelor of Health Science (Exercise, Sports & Rehabilitation Science).


Or if you have…

✓ Completed  Year 11 (or the equivalent in your country).

Diploma of Health Sciences (Stage 1)

8 pre-university level units are studied over 2 or 3 trimesters.

Diploma of Health Sciences (Stage 2)

Equivalent to year 1 of the corresponding Curtin Bachelor Degree.

Diploma of Health Sciences Units (Stage 1)

CRICOS Code 087942A

Students must complete the following core units and four course-specific units:

Core Units

  • Academic Communication Skills
  • Academic Research and Writing
  • Information Media Technologies

Specialist Units

  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Human Body
  • Mathematics 1

Diploma of Health Sciences Units (Stage 2)

CRICOS Code 087942A

Students must complete the following core units and four course-specific units:

Core Units

  • Evidence Informed Health Practice
  • Foundations for Professional Health Practice
  • Health & Health Behaviour
  • Human Structure & Function
  • Indigenous Culture & Health

Specialist Units (Exercise, Sports & Rehabilitation)

  • Exercise Science for Health
  • Foundations of Exercise Science & Rehabilitation
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Introduction to Psychology

Exercise Sports & Rehabilitation Science Diploma of Health Sciences (Core Units - Stage 2)

Stage 2 Units – 25 Credit Points Each

Evidence Informed Health Practice

The role of empirical evidence in making decisions in health practice. Introduction to different types of research methodologies; measurement; observation; data collection; research ethics; bio-statistical analysis; strategies to understand, question and evaluate evidence.

Foundations for Professional Health Practice

Introduction to ethical decision making in the context of professional health practice. Application of academic standards and development of skills required for studying at university. Introduction to professional requirements which impact on the safety and quality of client centred service/care when working in a health setting. Examination of differences in Australian and international health systems. Students will learn the value of diversity in inter-professional practice through working in teams. Students will reflect on their learning and begin to develop lifelong learning skills.

Health and Health Behaviour

Students will explore the environmental, social, cultural, psychological and biological factors that influence the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and populations. Perceptions of health, illness and disability and how these shape health decision making will be discussed. Consideration of how theories of health behaviour can be applied to maintaining and improving health and wellbeing. Students will work inter- professionally to identify the key principles influencing health and health behaviour required to deliver safe, high quality client and community centred services.

Human Structure and Function

Anatomical organisation of the body and the relationships between body systems and cells. Human requirements for metabolism and life. The structure and function of the body. Basic control and interactions of the circulatory, respiratory, digestive and excretory systems. Primary defence against microorganisms. Mechanisms for growth, repair and reproduction.

Indigenous Cultures and Health

In this unit students will examine culture and diversity within local, national and global, Indigenous populations; impacts of specific policies and historical events on Indigenous Australians and their effects on health and health care access. Students will analyse health outcomes of Indigenous Australians and explore underlying social determinants, and how health professionals can work collaboratively in consultation with Indigenous individuals, families, communities and organisations.

Exercise Sports & Rehabilitation Science Diploma of Health Sciences (Specialist Units - Stage 2)

Stage 2 Units – 25 Credit Points Each

Exercise Science for Health

This unit builds on an understanding of the fundamentals of physiology and develops students’ knowledge of physical activity and exercise and their relationship to health. Physiological and psychological responses to exercise in healthy populations. Assessment of exercise capacity and factors affecting exercise prescription and engagement.

Foundations of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation

Foundation knowledge of exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor learning and control. Models of rehabilitation that apply this knowledge including psychosocial, physical and environmental issues that impact on individuals, their families and the community. Introduction to physical activity as a health issue, monitoring physical activity and its relevance across a range of area s that contribute to health, community development and sustainability.

Functional Anatomy

Development of foundation competencies in understanding neuromusculoskeletal anatomy of the trunk, upper and lower limbs as a basis to understanding normal human movement.

Introduction to Psychology

Broad outline of the nature, methods, and fields of psychology. Introduction to psychology and methodological issues related to the study of human beings and the relevance of both for interactions with individuals and groups. Introduction to social psychology, personality, development, 1earning, memory and motivation.

2017 Fees

Australian Students

This pathway is not currently available to Australian students


International Students

  Per Unit Total Fees ($AUD)
Diploma (Stage 1)

2,625

21,000

Diploma (Stage 2)

4,325

34,600

Entry Requirements

Australian Students

This pathway is not currently available to Australian students.


International Students

Diploma
(Stage 1)
Diploma (Stage 2)
General Certificate of Education (GCE) GCE O-Level with 4 passes Minimum of 4 points from 3 GCE A-Level OR 2 points from 1 GCE A‐Level and 2 points from AS‐Level
International Baccalaureate (IB) TBC Minimum of 25 points over 6 IB units in one sitting
Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) Enquire at Curtin College Enquire at Curtin College
View Entry Requirements by Country > View pre-requisites for this course

Intakes

Diploma of Health Sciences (Stage 1)
February | July

Diploma of Health Sciences (Stage 2)
February

Note: This course has limited places available.

Duration

Diploma of Health Sciences (Stage 1)
2-3 Trimesters (8-12 months)

Diploma of Health Sciences (Stage 2)
2 Semesters (12 months)

Note: This is a full-time course at Curtin’s Bentley campus.

Next Intake February 2017

Apply now for the Diploma of Health Sciences, leading to year 2 of the Bachelor of Science (Exercise, Sports and Rehabilitation) at Curtin University.

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Why?

Mitchell Wylie talks about his experience studying the Bachelor of Science (Exercise, Sports and Rehabilitation Science) and how he plans to make a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of the community.