Be part of a growing demand for graduates with training in the field of exercise and biomedical sciences. Victoria University's Bachelor of Science in Biomedical and Exercise Science is a dual disciplinary degree.

Course essentials

VU course code:
HBES
Delivery mode:
Blended
Face to Face
Duration:
3 years full time or longer for part time

It integrates biomedical science and exercise science into a compelling new area of study in the environments of physical activity, sport, and health research covering:

  • the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology
  • biochemistry, biomechanics and kinesiology
  • psychology
  • how the structure and function of the body is influenced by exercise 
  • how it is impacted by disease.

You will learn to apply theoretical knowledge and analytical techniques to a range of practical and clinical scenarios including learning in industry, workplace and community settings. You will also gain experience and develop a solid foundation in designing research methodologies, and performing analytical research by participating in active research as a team member.

Victoria University is equipped with new medical research facilities at Sunshine Hospital, and exercise and sport science facilities at our Footscray Park campus.

The course is closely linked with:

This course provides a framework for the acquisition of further specialist knowledge and skills, enabling graduates to successfully enter professional settings within the health sector, including industry and research or pursue post-graduate studies in allied health courses.

Applications for this course are not being taken at this time.

Browse our other Biomedicine courses or send us an enquiry to be notified of updates relating to this course.

Careers in biomedical and exercise science

The Bachelor of Biomedical and Exercise Science course provides a platform for a pathway to pursue further specialist knowledge and skills.

Graduates successfully enter professional settings within the medical, public health and sporting sectors, including government, industry and research sectors, or pursue post-graduate studies in allied health courses.

Graduate of the Bachelor of Biomedical and Exercise Science:

  • may undertake further study in the fields of clinical exercise science, sports science, biomedical science, dietetics, education or other doctoral studies.
  • will be equipped for exercise and health research
  • often choose to work in scientific, research or sporting science organisations.

Course objectives

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply a broad and coherent knowledge of the fundamentals of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, psychology to investigate health and disease, nutrition and exercise science;  
  2. Apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations in laboratory simulated learning environments, and community and industry settings, independently and as part of a research team;  
  3. Critically review the principles of scientific research, experiment design and project design and consider social, cultural, and environmental issues;  
  4. Critically analyse and synthesise biomedical and exercise science literature and data;  
  5. Elucidate written and oral knowledge to a range of associates including supervisors, peers, research teams; community and industry partners;  
  6. Reflect on own learning and career goals and the development of strategies for achieving them.  

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Biomedical and Exercise Science students will be required to complete 288 credit points consisting of:

  • 96 credit points of First Year Core studies;
  • 192 credit points of remaining Core studies.

First Year Core Units

Year 2

Semester 1:

Semester 2:

Year 3

Semester 1:

Semester 2:

We've changed the way we teach our courses, so that you experience a first year like no other - focused on you and your success.

From 2018, the first-year of this bachelor degree* will see units delivered one at a time, in four-week blocks. This means you won't have to juggle the deadlines and demands of studying multiple units at once. Instead you'll complete one unit before moving on to the next.

All units will be conducted in small class sizes with three face-to-face sessions per week. This means you will get more one-on-one time with your teachers.

You will have access to different learning and teaching methods including:

  • online
  • educator-led delivery
  • tutorials
  • group work
  • laboratory and practical work (where it applies).

You will have access to additional activities designed to extend and improve your skills. These activities foster the skills you need to be an adaptable, resilient, confident and competent learner and employee.

Find out more about our First Year Model.

* Melbourne-based campuses only

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re a Commonwealth supported student or full-fee paying.

If you enrol in a:

To calculate the total cost of your course:

  1. Select which units you’d like to study.
  2. Look up the individual unit costs in the higher education unit of study fees list.
  3. Add up the relevant amounts.

Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

  • TAFE: Completion of a non-cognate (not similar) Australian (or equivalent) Diploma or Advanced Diploma will be granted advanced standing on a case by case basis.
  • Year 12: Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in any other English; and a study score of at least 20 in two of Biology, Chemistry, Health And Human Development, any Mathematics or Physical Education.
  • Mature: Applicants with relevant work, education and/or community experience may be considered for admission to the course.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

If you have completed any of the following course(s), you will be guaranteed a place in this degree. In some cases you may receive credit for your previous study, reducing the time it takes to complete your course.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

How to apply

Applications for this course are not being taken at this time.

Browse our other Biomedicine courses or send us an enquiry to be notified of updates relating to this course.

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