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  • Objectives
    This course is a professional degree based on the study of human movement science. It presents students with the opportunity to undertake a double plan and apply their discipline of study to specifically designated career path options. It has been designed to give professionals in human movement science with specifically applied knowledge, attitudes, skills, and initiatives in the areas of: * sport management; * sport and exercise psychology; * exercise and work physiology; and * biomechanics. Those who complete an appropriate plan will be able to work in: * occupational health and safety; * biomedical science; * health industry; * fitness industry; * sport industry; * recreation industry; * rehabilitation. Health and Human Performance Second Plans for HMSc: In addition, those who complete the approved psychology plan within the human movement science degree will be eligible for a 4th year of study in psychology. Graduates will have a thorough understanding of sport science, human fitness, community health, lifestyle, sports management and personal health gained as a result of a multidisciplinary study of human sciences, physiology, social and behavioural science and management. Graduates will be prepared for employment opportunities and careers in a wide range of sport, health, lifestyle and related community development professional occupations. Students wishing to become registered psychologists or accredited teachers will be required to adhere to specific guidelines pertaining to undergraduate course selection and undertake additional study after the completion of this degree. Second Plans are available in the following areas: * Human Physiology * Exercise Science * Occupational Heath & Safety * Psychology * Health Promotion * Management * Marketing * Human Resources Management * Biomedical Science * Journalism * Tourism * Professional Communication (Public Relation) * Nutritional Science
  • Practical experience
    industry placement practicum of 120 hours
  • Entry requirements
    Domestic students - Prerequisites: nil; Recommended study - English, biological science and/or physical education subject;
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Human Movement Science
  • Course description

    About Human Movement Science

    Have you ever wondered how and why human movement occurs?

    CQUniversity’s health and recreation studies enables you to learn more about sport and exercise science, human fitness, family and community health, lifestyle management, occupational health and safety and personal health. Core studies provide a comprehensive understanding of health and the factors that influence it.

    Students explore human movement science goals, concepts and principles in their studies and develop skills and knowledge in areas such as human anatomy and physiology, sport and exercise psychology, fitness, and human behaviour.


    Career Opportunities

    Graduates of the Bachelor of Human Movement Science degree from CQUniversity have entered a wide variety of careers in the health, fitness, sport and recreation industries, depending greatly on what co-plan of 6 courses (major) they selected while studying.

    These careers include development officers with regional and state sporting organisations, administrators with local, regional and state sporting or recreation organisations, recreation officers in resorts, project officers with government agencies at local, regional or state level, fitness centre managers, personal trainers, workplace health and safety officers, rehabilitation coordinators, strength and conditioning specialists, event managers, sports journalism.

    Many others have also completed their program (degree) and directly entered into further study in physiotherapy, medicine, chiropractic services and nutrition.

    Students interested in health and PE teaching are encouraged to complete the CQ27 Bachelor of Human Movement Science program and then enter the one year CV09 Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching (Primary or Secondary); please see the handbook entry for information on admission requirements.


    Program Structure

    Students must complete 24 courses/144 units of credit, which include:

        * 18 compulsory courses; and
        * an approved second plan (click here to view plans) consisting of 6 courses (please confirm with your Program Advisor); or
        * a pre-defined second plan (major) in psychology.

    Recommended study schedules
    The following schedule is designed for full-time students who usually enrol in 4 courses per term or 24 units of credit. Part-time students should therefore modify this schedule to suit their own needs. The normal study load for part-time students is 2 courses per term or 12 units of credit per term.

    Year 1
    Course Code     Course Name
    T1
    HMSC11006     Physical Activity, Fitness and Health
    HMSC11034     Study Skills for Health and Human Performance *
    OCHS11025     Introductory Health and Safety Risk Management
    SCIE11019       Introductory Bioscience *

    T2
    BIOH11004     Human Physiology *
    HMSC11004     Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Human Performance
    HMSC11005     Human Anatomy *
    PSYC11009      Social Foundations of Psychology

    Year 2
    Course Code     Course Name
    T1
    HMSC12011     Sport Planning and Development
    HMSC12017     Sport and Exercise Psychology
    OCHS13007     Industry Practicum
    Second plan     

    T2
    HMSC12007     Exercise and Work Physiology *
    HMSC12008     Biomechanics *
    HMSC12010     Sport Management
    Second plan     

    Year 3
    Course Code     Course Name
    T1
    HMSC13021     Advanced Biomechanics *
    HMSC13022     Advanced Exercise & Work Physiology *
    Second plan     
    Second plan     

    T2
    HMSC13024     Advanced Sport & Exercise Psychology
    HMSC13025     Sport Marketing
    Second plan     
    Second plan     
    Bachelor of Human Movement Science with Psychology second plan (major)

    Year 1
    Course Code     Course Name
    T1
    HMSC11006     Physical Activity, Fitness and Health
    HMSC11034     Study Skills for Health and Human Performance *
    PSYC11008      Biological Foundations of Psychology
    SCIE11019      Introductory Bioscience *

    T2
    BIOH11004     Human Physiology *
    HMSC11004     Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Human Performance
    HMSC11005     Human Anatomy
    PSYC11009      Social Foundations of Psychology

    Year 2
    Course Code     Course Name
    T1
    HMSC12017     Sport and Exercise Psychology
    OCHS13007     Industry Practicum
    PSYC12013      Personality
    PSYC12047      Research Methods in Psychology A

    T2
    HMSC12007     Exercise and Work Physiology *
    HMSC12008     Biomechanics *
    PSYC12014      Social Psychology
    PSYC12048      Research Methods In Psychology B

    Year 3
    Course Code     Course Name
    T1
    HMSC13021     Advanced Biomechanics *
    or     
    HMSC13022     Advanced Exercise & Work Physiology *
    3 x 3rd year psychology courses (1 must be PSYC13015 Advanced Methods in Psychology)     

    T2
    HMSC13024     Advanced Sport & Exercise Psychology
    3 x 3rd year psychology courses     

    Note:

        *
          Courses marked (*) have residential schools attached. See More Details for further information.
        *
          The OCHS13007 course is available in Terms 1 and 2.

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