About the course
As the biological parameters of sport become known, the difference in levels of sport achievement often rests with an athlete’s mental abilities.
This course provides an accredited three-year sequence of undergraduate academic training which, together with a further year’s accredited psychology and two years of supervised experience, satisfies requirement for registration as a psychologist in NSW and other states. To progress to a fourth year of accredited psychology at CSU, students must gain a minimum of a credit average in their undergraduate degree. Acceptance into the fourth-year psychology course is based on academic merit and is highly competitive.
In addition it provides the foundation for those students who wish to proceed to professional Master and Doctoral courses.
Where it will take you
The employment trends indicate growth in the recreation and leisure services, sports coaching and administration and exercise rehabilitation.
This course offers career flexibility and an opportunity to combine specialist human movement training with psychology training. Graduates may find employment as sports psychologists within the health and fitness industries, sporting clubs and associations.
Your course is recognised by industry
The Bachelor of Exercise Science is a nationally accredited and registered award in tertiary education. The Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) is nationally accredited and registered and enables students to seek accreditation from the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 256 points (32 subjects). Upon completion of the program, students graduate with two separate awards, the Bachelor of Exercise Science and the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
Two professional practice sessions are scheduled which offer opportunities to apply knowledge and skills gained from the academic components to real-life work situations. Placements in health, corporate and community wellness, exercise science and recreation agencies bring students into direct contact with professional workers in these fields.