Exercise, Sports and Rehabilitation Science
|Indicative ATAR||70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.|
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Duration||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
Exercise science professionals work with athletes and the general population to develop sport and exercise programs that will improve their performance and maintain their wellbeing. This may include contributing to restoring people’s health and assisting clients with disabilities.
In this course, you will gain theoretical and practical understanding of key sub-disciplines of exercise science, including exercise and sports physiology, biomechanics, motor control, motor learning and skill acquisition, and exercise and sports psychology.
An emphasis on client-centred practice will help you to develop strong professional skills in interpersonal communication, critical thinking and problem solving.
You will work with individuals, teams and other health professionals to assess physical abilities, design and implement training programs, and conduct performance evaluations for clients of varying exercise experience and sporting backgrounds.
Your first year is interprofessional and is taken with students from other health disciplines. In your second and third years, your studies will focus on the sub-disciplines of exercise and sports science.
The theoretical knowledge you gain in each of the sub-disciplines will provide the foundation for your laboratory sessions and field work activities.
Curtin has partnerships with the Fremantle Football Club and Hockey Australia, meaning you could find yourself working alongside some of Australia’s top athletes through practicum placement or research.
High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.
Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students
Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.
Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative
Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.
Mature age entry
Essential WACE courses
Desirable WACE coursesAt least Mathematics Applications ATAR and/or one ATAR science course from the following list: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biology, Integrated Science, Physics or Psychology
Before starting year 2, you must hold a Senior First Aid Certificate (or equivalent).
Note: Participation is obligatory in laboratory classes that require appropriate disrobing when acting as a client in a peer group, and physically manipulating peers and clients including lifting, supporting and moving people.
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Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
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The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.
Applications for credit for recognised learning are assessed on an individual basis.
- This course emphasises professional development and teaches strong interpersonal communication skills, which are key attributes of client-centred practice.
- The course balances theory with work-integrated learning, and is designed to make graduates industry-ready.
- Curtin has partnerships with the Fremantle Football Club and Hockey Australia, meaning you could find yourself working alongside some of Australia’s top athletes through practicum placement or research.