Information on this page is for Australian residents

Start date:
25 February 2019
ATAR:
Lowest selection rank*: 70.7
*Offers made in 2018. More about ATAR
Duration: 
3 years full time or longer for part time

Overview

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.

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.

Victoria University has been ranked number 12 in the world for sport science (Shanghai Rankings 2018).

Our ground-breaking research, world-class facilities and partnerships with some of the world’s top sporting clubs have rocketed us to this position in 2018–19.

Studying with us means you benefit from all of the opportunities that come with our elite status – learning from academics connected with top organisations, researching with national sporting bodies, and using cutting-edge sport-science equipment.

Delivery mode

Blended, Face to Face

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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 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

Year 2, Semester 2

Year 3, Semester 1

Year 3, 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

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.  

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.

Admissions

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about the University's admission requirements for all applicants, and our commitment to admissions transparency.

Applicants for this course will need to have met the academic requirements and prerequisites for this course outlined below.

Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Admission criteria

The minimum criteria for admission varies depending on your education background. If you’re not sure which criteria applies to you, use the help tool on this page or make an enquiry and we can assist.

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the last 2 years)

  • Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (e.g. VCE) or
  • an Australian or overseas equivalent or
  • an International Baccalaureate (IB).

Importance of ATAR for this course

ATAR+

We consider both ATAR and other criteria

NA

ATAR is not a consideration. We use other criteria

Admission criteria

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 20 in any other English.
PLUS:
A study score of at least 20 in two of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Health & Human Development, any Mathematics or Physical Education.

Subject adjustments

A study score of 30 in English (EAL) equals 5 aggregate points. A study score of 25 in Biology, Chemistry, English other than EAL or any Mathematics equals 5 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 20 points.

ATAR profile

ATAR [and Selection Rank] profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in 2018.

  ATAR
(Excluding adjustment factors) *
Selection rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors) *
Highest rank to receive an offer 99.45 99.95
Median rank to receive an offer 63.65 81.4
Lowest rank to receive an offer 52.35 70.7

* “<5” – indicates less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made
N/P - No ATAR Profile available for this course due to the limited amount of data available.
RC – A range of criteria in addition to the ATAR was used for selection (e.g. test, interview).

Subject adjustments

A study score of 30 in English (EAL) equals 5 aggregate points. A study score of 25 in Biology, Chemistry, English other than EAL or any Mathematics equals 5 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 20 points.

Special admission programs

Our special admission programs cover a range of access and equity schemes that allow applicants from participating schools or disadvantaged social, economic or cultural environments to receive additional consideration. These include:

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET/TAFE) study

This information is for people who have completed an accredited award at an Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Admission criteria

Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent) in Health or Human Services, Training & Development, Community Sports or similar.

Special admission programs

Our special admission programs cover a range of access and equity schemes that allow applicants from participating schools or disadvantaged social, economic or cultural environments to receive additional consideration. These include:

Applicants with higher education study

This information is for people whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course.

Admission criteria

Completion of at least one semester of an Australian Higher Education award (or equivalent).
OR:
Completion of a bridging or enabling course eg. Foundation course or equivalent.

Special admission programs

Our special admission programs cover a range of access and equity schemes that allow applicants from participating schools or disadvantaged social, economic or cultural environments to receive additional consideration. These include:

Applicants with work & life experience

This information is for applicants who left secondary school more than two years ago and who have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then.

Admission criteria

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate more than two years ago.
PLUS:
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English (or equivalent).
AND:
A study score of at least 20 in two of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Health & Human Development, any Mathematics or Physical Education (or equivalent).

Special admission programs

Our special admission programs cover a range of access and equity schemes that allow applicants from participating schools or disadvantaged social, economic or cultural environments to receive additional consideration. These include:

Pathways & credits

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 course. 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

Before you apply

Before applying, you should consider whether you also want to apply for:

  • Special admission programs: Depending on your life circumstances you may be eligible for special consideration of your application.
  • Advanced standing: If you have significant experience or studies elsewhere you may be eligible for credit for some units of your course and not have to undertake them.

Apply through VTAC

You should apply through VTAC if you:

  • are applying for more than one course
  • are completing Year 12 in 2018
  • have an existing VTAC application to study in 2019.

VTAC course code: 4301142221

VTAC very late applications are due 7 December 2018.

Apply via VTAC

Special Entry Access Scheme

You can apply for consideration of your life circumstances during the application process by submitting a VTAC Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) application.

Apply direct to VU

You should apply direct to VU if you are:

  • only applying for this course; and
  • not completing Year 12.

If you have already applied through VTAC you must not apply directly to VU.

Direct applications are due on 17 February 2019 for our next intake which starts on 25 February 2019.

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