Bachelor of Biomedical and Exercise Science

VU course code: HBES | CRICOS: 096481F | Level of study: Undergraduate
3 years full time or longer for part time
In person

Fee type for this course: Full fee

VU Melbourne: Footscray Park, St Albans
Overview

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.

This course integrates biomedical science and exercise science into a compelling new area of study in the environments of physical activity, sport, and health research. This includes:

  • 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.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your educational achievements and work experience, as well as your skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

ATAR requirements

Minimum ATAR 71.65

This course has a minimum ATAR entry requirement. This means you’ll need to achieve a certain ATAR, along with other criteria, to be considered for this course.

The following table shows the ranking results of our current student intake and is an indication of the ATAR you’ll need to successfully apply.

VU course code: HBES

VTAC course code: 4301142221

Campus: Footscray Park/St Albans

ATAR profile of people who received an offer for the Bachelor of Biomedical and Exercise Science.
 ATAR
(Excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Highest rank to receive an offer89.1595.92
Median rank to receive an offer80.3089.32
Lowest rank to receive an offer60.5071.65

 

Learn more about ATAR

What is ATAR?

The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) compares the results of final-year school students, with adjustments made for factors such as hardship. The ranking is expressed as a number between 0 and 99.95. ATAR minimum entry requirements are not usually essential entry criteria for applicants who have completed secondary education more than 2 years ago.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course


Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

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.

Units

Fees & Scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is subsidised by the government, reducing it to the amount listed here. Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens will qualify for a CSP place. If your course is not Commonwealth supported, or you don't qualify, you'll pay full fees.

Learn more about Commonwealth Supported Places

Fees

Scholarships

CAREERS

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.

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