Information on this page is for Australian residents

Next intake: 
23 July 2018
Duration: 
3 years full time or longer for part time
Location: 
Delivery mode: 
Blended
Face to Face

Applications for next intake due 15 July 2018

Overview

Turn your passion for physical activity and sport, and your ability to inspire others, into a lifelong career, with our Bachelor of Physical Education & Sport Science in Melbourne.

In our top-rated physical education and sport science program you’ll study a range of subjects across disciplines such as:

  • games and sports
  • skill acquisition
  • motor development
  • inclusive physical activity
  • anatomy
  • kinesiology
  • health
  • exercise physiology
  • biomechanics
  • individual fitness activities
  • aquatics and athletics
  • nutrition.

Our practice integrated learning gives you practical experience through sporting, health and education organisations.

We have over 200 partnerships, including with:

You'll graduate career-ready in the health and fitness industry.

You can also progress to a Master of Teaching (Secondary Education) or Master of Teaching (Primary Education) to teach health, physical education and your choice of a third teaching method.

Our Sport and Recreation Industry Pathway (SARIP) program supports secondary-school students to achieve their aspirations in sport.

It is available to all secondary-school students and their teachers. 

If you’re a student with a passion for sport, it gives you invaluable experience and industry links. You’ll be offered a pathway to additional qualifications, tertiary study and workplace opportunities.

The College of Sport & Exercise Science has a $68 million high-technology teaching and research facility at Footscray Park.

Our 29 new labs are fitted with the latest technology and equipment. They are used by professional sports team and community organisations. Facilities include biomechanics, biochemistry, and exercise physiology labs, and our Altitude Hotel.

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Already a VU student?

To transfer into this course from another apply online at our Admissions centre.

Remember it’s best to be accepted into your new course before withdrawing from your current one.

Our partnership with the Western Bulldogs means you could do practical learning there as part of your Bachelor of Physical Education and Sport Science.

Careers in sport and physical education

Graduates of this course can pursue careers in a number of related fields, including:

  • physical education
  • sport science
  • fitness
  • health
  • exercise rehabilitation
  • coaching.

Aim for a career as one of the following:

Salaries

After completion of a Master of Teaching (Secondary) or (Primary) to become a PE teacher, you could earn around A$78,000 (Job Outlook).

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Physical Education and Sport Science, students will be required to complete 288 credit points consisting of:

  • 96 credit points of First Year Core units
  • 144 credit points of Professional Core units
  • 48 credit points of Minor studies from the approved list

First Year Core

Professional Core

Minors

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. Integrate knowledge and skills from the health, physical education and sport science to become a leader in their area of expertise;  
  2. Analyse and evaluate theoretical knowledge and technical information from physical education and sport science research to develop knowledge and understanding of professional identity and discipline specific requirements and as a basis for independent lifelong learning;  
  3. Evaluate and apply information to creatively solve problems related to professional practice, including developing appropriate activities for participation in physical education and sport in contemporary settings;  
  4. Operate as an independent and collaborative professional who can clearly and coherently communicate physical education and sport science knowledge and ideas;  
  5. Design evidence-based practice to deliver innovative programs in physical education and sport science;  
  6. Interpret a variety of physical education and sport science related issues and evaluate professional, evidence-based approaches to address the specific issues; and  
  7. Adapt knowledge and managerial skills to make decisions that provide inclusive, sustainable and culturally relevant outcomes to issues in physical education and sport science.  

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 cognate (similar discipline) Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) will be granted advanced standing of a maximum 96 credit points (Diploma) or 144 credit points (Advanced Diploma).
    OR
    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 20 in any other English.
  • Mature: Applicants with relevant work, education and/or community experience will 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.

You will be credited for up to 48 credit points of study.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

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.

Diploma of Sport Development

Sports Education and Development Australia (SEDA)

You will be credited for up to 48 credit points of study.

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

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Direct applications are due on 15 July 2018 for our next intake which starts on 23 July 2018.

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