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CG85 - Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences

Overview

Compulsory Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend a compulsory Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences program aims to produce scholarly and autonomous graduates who are reflective professionals, ready for work and possess the ability to take responsibility for their personal and professional development. Through the Exercise and Sport Sciences program students will gain in-depth knowledge of the processes and mechanisms of the human body and sound practical skills in the various disciplines of exercise and sports science that will enable them to practise competently and effectively within the allied health profession. The program will provide innovative learning environments that offer guidance and support to foster both independent and collaborative learning.

Career Information

Graduates of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences degree from CQUniversity have the expertise to enter a wide range of relevant employment fields throughout Australia and overseas. Employment opportunities exist in regional and state sporting organisations, corporate health and fitness, government agencies associated with exercise, sport, physical activity and health, sports institutes and academies, professional sports training, coaching and development, strength and conditioning, rehabilitation clinics and hospitals, private business in personal training and rehabilitation, and in universities and colleges with involvement in education and research. Many others have also completed their course (degree) and directly entered into further study in exercise and sport science, physiotherapy, medicine and nutrition.

Students wishing to pursue a career as a secondary school physical education teacher are recommended to complete CG85 Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences following the Secondary Teaching minor and then apply for entry into the postgraduate teacher education course.

Course Details
Duration 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 144
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study Each unit at this level, typically requires 144 hours of student commitment over a period of 12 weeks.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) BESS
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2022

Cairns
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2022

Cairns
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2021

Cairns
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2020

Cairns
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2020

Cairns
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2019

Cairns
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2019

Cairns
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2018

Students commencing the course in Term 2 will only be eligible for part-time study.
Cairns
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

Cairns
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2017

Students commencing the course in Term 2 will only be eligible for part-time study.
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2017

Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2016

Students commencing the course in Term 2 will only be eligible for part-time study.
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2015

Students commencing the program in Term 2 will only be eligible for part-time study.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2014

Students commencing the program in Term 2 will only be eligible for part-time study.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2014

Distance
Rockhampton
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2022

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2022

Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2021

Cairns
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2020

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2020

Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2019

Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2019

Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2018

Students commencing the course in Term 2 will only be eligible for part-time study.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2017

Students commencing the course in Term 2 will only be eligible for part-time study.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2017

Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2016

Students commencing the course in Term 2 will only be eligible for part-time study.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2015

Students commencing the program in Term 2 will only be eligible for part-time study.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2014

Students commencing the program in Term 2 will only be eligible for part-time study.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2014

Distance
Rockhampton
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Rank Threshold SR 69 | ATAR 69
Entry Requirements

International students - refer to the international student section.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

Domestic - English, maths, biological science and/or physical education subject.

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

Compulsory Residential School Students studying via distance education will be required to attend compulsory residential schools for some courses.
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Practicum/Work Placement

- Students will be required to undertake a minimum of 320 hours of voluntary work placements across the three years of the program.Students are required to complete 200 hours for their ESSA-related placement, 40 hours of clinical observation, and 80 hours for sport management courses.
ESSC12002 - Students have the opportunity to undertake a 20 hour vocational experience with an approved sport management placement that may include a sports club or sports business that is aligned with student career interests.
ESSC12006 - Students have the opportunity to undertake a 60 hour vocational experience with an approved sport management placement that may include a sports club or sports business that is aligned with student career interests. Students will be required to organise, implement and manage the delivery of a sports or business event that they have developed for this course.
ESSC13003 - Students must complete 200 hours of compulsory practicum experience with healthy populations under the supervision of a health professional: - an AEP (Accredited Exercise Physiologist) OR - an exercise professional with or capable of attaining, full membership of ESSA OR - a university-trained allied health professional with experience in exercise delivery OR - a certificate IV in fitness trained individual with at least 10 years full-time equivalent experience within the exercise and sports science industry
ESSC13005 - Students are required to attend a compulsory 40 hour observational placement at an agreed location, where exercise/activity is used with the aim to develop health related benefits to an individual or group of individuals categorised as at risk or with a clinical condition.

Previous and Current Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2021 148
2020 233
2019 230
2018 255
2017 272
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.

If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Complying with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity’s Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures and Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Complying with the University Ethics Committees directions when undertaking research.
  • Respecting an individual's/group's diversity by demonstrating sensitivity to religious, cultural and individual differences.
  • Demonstrating an ability to reflect on ethical dilemmas and issues and take responsibility for ensuring awareness of ethical behaviour.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Interacting positively and effectively with other students while attending activities related to the course.
  • Being receptive and responding appropriately to different viewpoints, to constructive feedback and to direction from academics and other staff.
  • Coping effectively with your own emotions, responses and behaviour, when dealing with challenging situations.
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Understanding and adhering to professional policy around the use of social media.
  • Knowing, understanding and complying with safety requirements which are necessary pre-requisites during field and laboratory work, especially when dealing with equipment, exercise delivery, test administration and biological specimens in order to reduce the risk of harm to self and others.
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Actively participating in discussion activities related to the course.
  • Using language that is appropriate to the context of the individual or group.
  • Verbally communicating your knowledge and skills with accuracy, appropriateness and effectiveness.
  • Presenting scientific work to various audiences.
  • Recognising and interpreting non-verbal cues of peers, participants and others and responding appropriately.
  • Using appropriate facial expressions, eye contact and gestures while being mindful of interpersonal space.
  • Recognising and interpreting non-verbal cues of others and responding appropriately during activities related to the course and work placements.
  • Having access to a computer and having some computer skills to engage in on-line learning, reading and responding to emails, and completing relevant tasks and assessments for the course.
  • Constructing your assessment work to academic standards with attention to correct grammar and punctuation.
  • Constructing fluent, summarised, written text from complex detailed information.
  • Constructing legible reports in a timely manner to meet professional standards and clearly communicating the intended message.
  • Having access to a computer for your studies.
  • Regularly accessing the Internet for research, and email for communication with peers and lecturers.
  • Analysing, manipulating and displaying scientific information.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and using appropriate knowledge in response to academic assessment items.
  • Performing your duties within set time-frames.
  • Summarising, paraphrasing and referencing in accordance with appropriate academic conventions.
  • Actively listening to information within a variety of academic and professional settings.
  • Reading and accurately interpreting scientific information.
  • Completing documentation that is accurate, clear and concise.
  • Demonstrating competency in applying basic mathematics knowledge and skills when reading scientific information and equipment.
  • Demonstrating effective use of numeracy skills to record accurate measurements during field and laboratory work.
  • Applying numeracy skills to interpret and solve problems in a range of settings and situations.
  • Interpreting graphical information when reading scientific publications.
Sensory Abilities (Visual, Auditory, Tactile)

Examples are:

  • Focussing on and recognising objects that are either near or far.
  • Safely operating electronic equipment.
  • Able to look through optical equipment.
  • Sufficiently hearing verbal communication from other students and lecturers during activities related to the course.
  • Having sufficient auditory ability to consistently and accurately monitor, assess and manage electronic instruments.
  • Handling breakable field and laboratory equipment with care.
  • Taking a range of health, fitness and performance measurements on human participants in field and laboratory situations.
  • Handling potentially harmful chemicals.
Relational Skills

Examples are:

  • Building rapport and engaging with other students in order to collaborate with them in group work activities.
  • Creating good working relationships with the supervisor and other staff during course work.
  • Respecting and showing empathy to different opinions during discussions and other forms of engagements.


Reflective Skills

Examples are:

  • Accurately reflecting on the content taught during the course.
  • Accepting feedback from academic staff as well as during professional practice, and responding constructively.
  • Accurately reflecting on yourself during professional practice.
Sustainable Performance

Examples are:

  • Actively participating in activities related to the course with adequate, sustained levels of physical energy and concentration.
  • Playing an active role as a participant and/or scientist in laboratory and field activities.
Strength and Mobility (Gross Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills)

Examples are:

  • Incorporating a range of gross motor skills while participating effectively in activities related to the course.
  • Maintaining balance while safely transferring delicate equipment.
  • Moving with ease around equipment items while performing various tasks.
  • Safely retrieving and utilising stock and equipment.
  • Manipulating delicate, breakable equipment with ease and care.
Interpersonal Engagement

Examples are:

  • Collaborating positively with fellow students and staff during learning activities.
  • Building rapport with fellow students and other stakeholders in order to positively engage them during your study, for instance
    during difficult situations.


Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Abilities

Examples are:

  • Competently and accurately incorporate literacy, numeracy and research into ICT skills.
  • Effectively apply knowledge and skills associated with the use of information technology.
  • Understand and competently use computer and associated technologies to engage with their study course.
  • Accessing learning materials via the university's online Moodle platform.
  • Using videoconference platforms such as ZOOM for communication and presentation tasks.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Examine the field of exercise and sport sciences and the factors which influence performance in exercise, physical activity and sport across healthy and at risk populations.
  • 2. Critically evaluate information from a variety of sources and contexts for the purpose of implementing, monitoring and assessing exercise programming
  • 3. Analyse the relationships between exercise, physical activity, fitness, sporting performance, and health.
  • 4. Exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence in research and professional practice
  • 5. Evaluate recommendations for best practice within the context of exercise and sport science
  • 6. Communicate as a member or leader of a team with respect for diversity
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
ESSA Accredited Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Liberal Studies Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Occupational Health and Safety Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Physical Education Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Sport Management Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 minor
Number of units: 18 Total credit points: 114

Program Structure

 

Students must complete a total of 24 courses consisting of 18 core courses; and a minor consisting of 6 courses.

 

Students can view the minor options below.

 

This program consists of COMPULSORY residential schools.  Please see More Details for further information and view the residential school timetable.

 

Recommended study schedule

 

The following schedule is designed for full-time students who usually enrol in 4 courses per term or 24 units of credit. Part-time students should therefore modify this schedule to suit their own needs. The normal study load for part-time students is 2 courses per term or 12 units of credit per term.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1
ESSC11001 Physical Activity, Fitness and Health
ESSC11004 Study and Research Skills for Health Science

In addition to the above core courses, students are required to select 1 course from their chosen Minor in Year 1 Term 1.

Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2
ESSC11002 Measurement and Evaluation in Health Science
ESSC11003 Skill Acquisition and Movement

In addition to the above core courses, students are required to complete 1 course from their chosen Minor in Year 1 Term 2.

Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ESSC12001 Exercise and Sport Physiology
ESSC12002 Exercise and Sport Management
ESSC12003 Exercise and Sport Psychology
ESSC12004 Exercise and Sport Biomechanics
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ESSC12005 Applied Exercise and Sport Physiology
ESSC12006 Applied Exercise and Sport Management
ESSC12007 Applied Exercise and Sport Psychology
ESSC12008 Applied Exercise and Sport Biomechanics
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ESSC13003 Advanced Applied Exercise and Sport Science A
ESSC13006 Applied Skill Acquisition and Movement

In addition to the above core courses, students are required to complete 2 courses from their chosen Minor in Year 3 Term 1.

Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ESSC13004 Advanced Applied Exercise and Sport Science B
ESSC13005 Advanced Clinical Exercise Science

In addition to the above core courses, students are required to complete 2 courses from their chosen Minor in Year 3 Term 2.

Minors

Students must complete 6 courses from ONE of the following minors.

  • ESSA Accredited;
  • Physical Education;
  • Occupational Health and Safety;
  • Sport Management; and
  • Liberal Studies

 

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 minor

ESSA Accredited Minor

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

ESSA Accredited Career Options:

Regional and state sporting organisations; Corporate health and fitness; Government agencies associated with exercise, sport, physical activity and health; Sports institutes and academies; Professional sports training, coaching and development; Strength and conditioning; Rehabilitation clinics and hospitals; Private business in personal training and rehabilitation, and in universities and colleges with involvement in education and research.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PSYC11008 Biological Foundations of Psychology
NUTR19001 Nutrition
BMSC12006 Cardiorespiratory Physiology and Measurement
BIOH12008 Human Pathophysiology
ESSC13007 Functional Anatomy
BMED19006 Nutrition in Practice
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 minor

Liberal Studies Minor

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

A general minor of six courses (1st, 2nd, 3rd year courses) may be selected from a distinct discipline and used for the minor area. Students will need to consider courses that have pre-requisites. This minor will need to be confirmed with the Program Advisor before enrolling into these courses.
 
Students are advised to undertake the courses from distinct discipline areas for this minor in the following sequence:
 
  • 2 Level 1 courses in Year 1
  • 4 Level 2/3 courses in Year 3.
 
The Liberal Studies Minor must be confirmed by the Exercise and Sport Sciences Program Advisor.

 

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 minor

Occupational Health and Safety Minor

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

Occupational Health and Safety Career Options:

Government agencies associated with exercise, rehabilitation and health; Private business associated with exercise, rehabilitation and health; Private companies and business requiring health and safety workers; Ergonomics, rehabilitation and injury.  

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
OCHS11025 Health and Safety Risk Management
OCHS11026 Introductory Occupational Health and Safety
AINV11002 Socio-technical Systems
OCHS12019 Human Factors
OCHS13017 Resilient Organisations
OCHS13018 Safety Systems

Student are advised to undertake the courses for their minor in the following sequence:

 

In Year 1 students must complete courses OCHS11025 and OCHS11026.

 

In Year 3 Term 1 students must complete courses OCHS13018 and OCHS12019.

 

In Year 3 Term 2 students must complete courses AINV11002 and OCHS13017.

 

The OHS Minor must be confirmed by the Exercise and Sports Sciences Program Advisor.

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 minor

Physical Education Minor

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

Physical Education Career Options:

Students wishing to pursue a career in Physical Education are recommended to complete the CG85 Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences program following the Physical Education minor and then enrol in a postgraduate preservice teacher education program.    

 

Currently students must enrol into the  postgraduate preservice teacher education program CV09 Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching (Specialisation) with CQUniversity and must also complete six (6) teaching discipline areas (science, mathematics, computing, etc) and meet the relevant entry requirements of CV09 on completion of the CG85 Program. NOTE: The last intake into the Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching (Secondary) will be Term 1 2015. After this date students will be required to enter a postgraduate Masters pre-service teacher education program.

To be eligible to graduate with the Physical Education minor, students must complete 6 courses in a secondary teaching discipline.  For the secondary teaching discipline list please contact the Education Program Advisor.

 

In addition to the 6 courses from the secondary teaching discipline area above, students must also complete EDCU11032 Health and Physical Education in place of ESSC13003 Advanced Applied Exercise and Sport Science A from Year 3, Term 1 of the core structure of the program and NUTR12001 Human Nutrition in place of ESSC13004 Advanced Applied Exercise and Sport Science B from Year 3, Term 2 of the core structure of the program.  

 

The Physical Education Minor must be confirmed by the Education Program Advisor.

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 minor

Sport Management Minor

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

Sport Management Career Options:

Management and administration in  regional and state sporting organisations;  Management and administration in government  agencies associated with exercise, sport, physical activity and health; Professional sporting organisations;  Regional and state sports development; Media; Private business; Lifestyle management.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MGMT11109 Introduction to Business
HRMT11011 Human Resource Management
OCHS12015 Occupational Health and Safety Law
HRMT11010 Organisational Behaviour
HRMT19020 Perspectives on Organisational Change
HRMT19012 Performance Management

Students are advised to undertake the courses for their minor in the following sequence:

 

In Year 1 students must complete courses MGMT11109 and HRMT11011.

 

In Year 2 students must complete courses OCHS12015 and HRMT11010.

 

In Year 3 students must complete courses HRMT19020 and HRMT19012.

More Details

Compulsory Residential Schools


The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences course has compulsory residential schools that are offered for first year, second year, and third year exercise and sport sciences coded units (ESSC). these residential schools are to be attended by students studying via Online. Residential schools for these units are held in Rockhampton with some units offering an additional residential school in Mackay. See the Residential School Timetable in this Handbook.


Where possible, the residential schools are presented in a block format that attempts to combine ESSC coded units with non-ESSC coded units to reduce travel requirements for residential schools. Students are also advised to be aware of possible residential school requirements in units within their chosen minor.


Students completing study part-time should carefully select units with residential schools in the same year of study to minimise travel requirements.


Students must undertake the residential school component during the term of unit enrolment and are unable to defer residential school or undertake residential school prior to enrolling in a unit.


Work Integrated Learning


Across the three-year course, students will complete approximately 240 hours of work-integrated learning through voluntary experience and observation in professional practice placements, working with the general population, athletic populations, and clinical populations. Failure to complete work placements and submit associated compulsory documentation will result in students failing units requiring work-integrated learning.


Before commencing professional practice placements, students will need to complete pre-placement checks, purchase a uniform, and have a student ID card. Further information can be found on Sonia (CQUniversity's placement management system), the "Course Features" page under the "Getting Started" tab of the Handbook, and on specific unit Moodle sites.


Application for Credit Transfer


Credit transfer will only be granted where a student is able to demonstrate that tertiary studies undertaken, equivalent in content and depth to the CQUniversity course have been successfully completed. Students should examine unit synopses in this handbook to determine the units for which they may be eligible to receive exemption.


You can apply for direct credit against CQUniversity units if equivalent tertiary level study has been completed. You must supply relevant documentation (study guides, unit profiles, etc.) in this process. Refer to the Credit Transfer website for further details on the guidelines and application process.


Computing Requirements


It is a requirement of enrolment in this course that students have access to the CQUniversity website. Students may be required to undertake various components of study in the course using email and the Internet.


It is strongly recommended that students have access to at least a broadband connection to access online student resources that includes but is not limited to, email, internet, video streaming, and electronic assessment submission.


Student Memberships


As a student in the CG85 Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences course, you are eligible for membership with a number of organisations such as Exercise and Sports Science Australia and Sports Medicine Australia. These organisations provide a range of industry-rlevant resources and student are encouraged to become members. Links to student memberships can be found here:


Exercise and Sports Science Australia

Sport Medicine Australia


Professional Recognition


The CG85 Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (ESSA Accredited Minor, which is no longer accepting new enrolments) course is currently accredited with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) (2014 through 2019). To comply with updated ESSA standards, a revised course structure commenced in 2018 and all new students are required to undertake this revised structure. Please note, the CG85 course is currently undergoing reaccreditation with an outcome anticipated in 2020.


To attain Exercise Science accreditation following graduation, graduates of the CG85 course must submit a completed application for to ESSA along with certified copies of their transcript or letter from CQUniversity, copy of photo identification, and necessary payment. Further details are provided to students while undertaking the unit ESSC13009 Professional Practice in Exercise and Sport Sciences.