Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science and Rehabilitation)

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  • Qualification:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
  • Payment options:
    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    4 years full time, 8 years part time
  • Start date:
    2 intakes a year; enquire now!
  • Awarded by:
    Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)
  • Location:
    WA, Perth
  • Career Outcomes:
    Exercise Scientist | Exercise Physiologist | Rehabilitation Therapist |

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Course Rundown

Are you a fitness fanatic? A sports enthusiast? Obsessed with health and wellness? Perhaps you’re interested in helping others reach their physical potential. If you’re interested in taking your love of exercise to the next level, Edith Cowan University’s Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science and Rehabilitation) is the next step.

In this course, you’ll learn how to implement clinical exercise, healthy lifestyle programs and wellness interventions for people living with chronic conditions and injuries. You’ll cover fitness and training, nutrition, injury, rehabilitation, biochemistry, and growth and development. You’ll understand just how our bodies work and function, and develop ways to improve movement and treat injury through rehabilitation.

This science degree will enable you to become a sports science and clinical exercise expert and prepare you for job opportunities in both clinical and professional settings.


Eligibility You may be eligible to apply for this course at ECU if you meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a minimum indicative of ATAR of 80 (or equivalent); OR
  • Have undertaken a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) qualification at the appropriate level; OR
  • Have previously completed units of study at University level; OR
  • Hold a STAT result that meets ECU’s higher entry requirements; AND
  • Meet ECU’s English Competency requirements and special admissions requirements (see below).

Please note that School Leaver applicants will require completion of WACE or equivalent. 

Special Admission Requirements: All applicants are required to be assessed for entry by the course coordinator where the student has undertaken prior tertiary study. Students with no prior tertiary study will be assessed by University Admissions.

In this science course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • Lifespan Growth and Development
  • Human Nutrition
  • Sports Injury Prevention and Management
  • Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • Foundations of Fitness and Training
  • Biomechanics
  • Introduction to Pharmacology
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Principles and Practices of Resistance Training
  • Introduction to Pathophysiology
  • Statistical Research Methods
  • Exercise Delivery
  • Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Motor Learning and Control
  • Exercise and Sports Science Practicum
  • Psycho-social Aspects in Physical Activity and Chronic Disease
  • Psychology of Sport and Exercise
  • Metabolic Biochemistry
  • Exercise Nutrition
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Applied Physiology
  • Sport Organisation Management
  • Sport Business Planning
  • Physical Activity and Health
  • Human Movement - Participation and Inclusion
  • Professional Skills in Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Advanced Motor Learning and Control
  • Advanced Biomechanics
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • Advanced Resistance Training
  • Advanced Social Psychology of Exercise and Sport
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology: Musculoskeletal
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology: Cardiovascular & Pulmonary
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology: Neurological and Neuromuscular
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology: Practicum
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology: Cancer and Metabolic Conditions

Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.

ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.

From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!

Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.

When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Western Australia: Joondalup

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon completion of this course you'll receive a Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science and Rehabilitation) from Edith Cowan University.

With your new qualification, you'll be eligible to register with Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA). If you wish to further your studies, you'll be eligible to complete Bachelor of Science (Sports Science) Honours, Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Master of Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning).

Curious about where a career in science could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Tuition fees change from year to year. Financial assistance may be available, including scholarships and HECS-HELP Loan for eligible students. Enquire to find out.

HECS-HELP You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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