Bachelor of Sport Science (Human Movement)/Bachelor of Psychological Studies

VU course code: SBHP | CRICOS: 084877G | Level of study: Undergraduate
4 years full time or longer for part time
Hybrid
VU Melbourne: Footscray Park
29 July 2024
21 July 2024
Overview

Overview

Aim for a career supporting community health, and helping athletes achieve their best with a Bachelor of Sport Science (Human Movement)/Bachelor of Psychological Studies at Victoria University.

Our double degree in sport and psychological studies gives you specialised understanding of the human body and mind. It includes subjects in the biological sciences, social sciences and humanities. The course prepares you for a career in the sport and exercise professions, with a focus on psychology.

You’ll acquire knowledge and skills for rewarding work in the following areas:

  • exercise and sport science
  • rehabilitation
  • community fitness and health
  • sport policy
  • psychological counselling.

VU has world-class facilities, including sports labs to study biomechanics and physiology, and interaction labs for counselling practice.

You’ll also benefit from extensive work experience with sporting and community organisations.

With further graduate study, you can become a registered psychologist or teacher.

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

No minimum ATAR required

This course does not have a minimum ATAR requirement for entry. Read the entry criteria for this course below.

Why ATAR is not applicable

You do not need an ATAR score to apply for this course. Instead, you need to have successfully completed secondary school and to meet any requirements outlined below. Our courses and support programs are designed to prepare students from diverse cultures for success, regardless of their ATAR, age, education or socioeconomic background.

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 Sport Science (Human Movement) / Bachelor of Psychological Studies, students will be required to complete 384 credit points consisting of:

  • 96 credit points First Year Core units
  • 48 credit points Core units
  • 240 credit points of Professional Core units

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

Graduates will have the skills to work in many areas, including the following:

  • exercise and sport sciences
  • fitness
  • athlete counselling
  • coaching
  • welfare
  • community services
  • human resources.

With an added postgraduate qualification, you can become a registered psychologist, teacher or social worker. For example, you can also study our: 

Salaries

Use Labour Market Insights to find average salaries in Australia for various professions:

Starting salaries for graduates may be different. 

Accreditation

Our Bachelor of Sport Science (Human Movement)/Bachelor of Psychological Studies is accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC).

APAC conducts accreditation activities that ensure graduates receive a high-quality education and are equipped to use their psychological knowledge and skills in the community.

To become a practising psychologist, you’ll need to progress to postgraduate study in psychology.