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C10302v2 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Award(s): Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (BSportExSc)
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (BA)

UAC code: 609080 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 080084F
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: Moore Park

Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Further study at UTS
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is offered jointly by UTS: Health and UTS: International Studies. The degree integrates sport and exercise science studies with a major in the language and culture of another country.

The course provides students with a strong understanding of the processes and mechanisms underlying sport and exercise science, and with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage and plan sport and exercise activities in health, rehabilitation, sport, event and education contexts.

Students who complete this course with the Health and Physical Education major (HPE) are eligible for direct entry into the Master of Teaching in Secondary Education (C04255) (offered by UTS: Education from 2015). This course is formally accredited with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and provides HPE students with the opportunity to complete an undergraduate and postgraduate degree.

Career options

Career options include exercise therapy and teaching of personal development, fitness and corporate health, facility management, health, physical education and outdoor education, sport coaching, sport development, sport management, and sports science and team conditioning. Career options are enhanced by international experience, making students more marketable to prospective employers.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.0 Lead, manage and inspire within the fields of sport, exercise and health;
1.1 Demonstrate leadership to individuals, groups and organisations in the fields of sport, exercise and health
1.2 Develop and sustain collaborative partnerships with industry and professionals
1.3 Apply contemporary management practices to enable effective outcomes
2.0 Take personal, social and ethical responsibility for their contribution to sport, exercise and health;
2.1 Recognise the importance of personal, social, ethical and legal accountability in sport, exercise and health
2.2 Assess and manage safety and risk appropriate to the client and context
2.3 Provide services using resources appropriately to ensure sustainable and equitable access
3.0 Competently apply knowledge and skills within the sport, exercise and health professions;
3.1 Apply knowledge and skills in key content areas, including anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sports psychology, motor learning and exercise prescription
3.2 Integrate knowledge and skills from key content areas to develop evidence-based interventions that meet the unique needs of clients
4.0 Engage in research and critical thinking to integrate diverse knowledge and develop creative, effective and evidence-based solutions;
4.1 Identify, access and critically evaluate appropriate information resources
4.2 Develop and apply evidence-based systems to address contemporary issues in sport, exercise and health
4.3 Engage with current international perspectives in the sport, exercise and health professions
5.0 Adapt to diverse industry contexts to enable optimal and sustainable sport, exercise and health outcomes;
5.1 Manage and adapt the environment to maximise outcomes for a range of clients and stakeholders
5.2 Develop individualised experiences that are socially and environmentally responsible and provide sustainable health outcomes
5.3 Act with respect and sensitivity to culture
6.0 Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with diverse populations to enable positive change;
6.1 Utilise a range of communication strategies to promote sport, exercise and health for individuals and groups with diverse needs
6.2 Effectively collaborate with a range of sport, exercise and health professionals to develop optimal solutions
7.0 Demonstrate professional cultural competency, which contributes to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, inclusive of physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellness.
7.1 Demonstrate respect and value for world view differences and in particular Australian Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing
7.2 Critique and reflect upon the impact of ongoing colonisation and its pervasive discourse on Indigenous Australians and their health and wellbeing
7.3 Recognise the diversity of Indigenous Australians and integrate this knowledge into practice
INT.1.1 Graduates will have the capacity to operate appropriately in intercultural professional contexts
INT.1.2 Graduates will demonstrate the application of international knowledge as adaptable, flexible and resourceful practitioners
INT.1.3 Graduates will have a broad and coherent understanding of the historical, political, cultural, social and economic situations in other countries
INT.2.1 Graduates will be able to creatively design and conduct independent, engaged and ethical research in and about other cultural contexts and societies
INT.2.2 Graduates will possess critical problem-solving and research-led analytical skills in international and intercultural change
INT.3.1 Graduates will be able to personally reflect upon the relationship between diverse cultures in Australia while confidently engaging successfully with cultures overseas, particularly in this region
INT.4.1 Graduates will have the capacity to reflect upon and contextualise Indigenous peoples' experiences and circumstances to professional and social situations as and when appropriate
INT.5.1 As informed and engaged international citizens, graduates will demonstrate cosmopolitan openness, with an awareness of, and commitment to, ethical practices
INT.6.1 Graduates will possess a high-level of oral and written communication skills in English and, where relevant, a developed level of oral and written communication skills in at least one language other than English

Key

INT = International Studies course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

Admission to the combined degree is on merit according to the admissions policy for the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (C10300). There is a range of entry levels to the various language and culture programs. Students are admitted to the international studies program with no guarantee of entry to a specific major, although every effort is made to meet students' preferences.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Assumed knowledge

There are no prior language requirements for the international studies program.

Credit recognition

For credit recognition, see the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (C10300).

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a five-year, full-time basis. Students spend two sessions of study at a university or other higher education institution in the country of their major.

Course structure

Students must complete 240 credit points of study, comprising 144 credit points relating to sport and exercise science and 96 credit points relating to international studies. Refer to the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (C10300) for full details of that component of the combined degree. The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies requires undergraduates to study a region or country major over a minimum of three years. It is not offered as a separate degree, but is completed only in combination with the professional degree program.

Overseas study

Students spend their fourth year of study at a university overseas.

Industrial training/professional practice

This course has a professional internship component that includes a minimum of six weeks' work experience.

Course completion requirements

STM90825 Sport and Exercise Science core stream 96cp
CBK90911 Sport and Exercise Science Year 3 choice 48cp
CBK90005 Country major choice 96cp
Total 240cp

Course program

The typical program shown below is for a full-time student who has chosen the Germany major as their international studies major. Other countries may be chosen from the list of majors in CBK90005; the program has the same structure but with subjects specific to the chosen country major.

Exercise Science major
Year 1
Autumn session
92511 Structural Anatomy   6cp
92512 Biomechanics of Human Motion   6cp
91429 Physiological Bases of Human Movement   6cp
21655 Sport and Society   6cp
Spring session
92521 Functional Anatomy   6cp
92523 Strength and Conditioning   6cp
92524 Health and Lifespan Development   6cp
21658 The Organisation of Australian Sport   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92533 Exercise Physiology   6cp
92536 Research Methods for Sport and Exercise   6cp
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
Spring session
92543 Exercise Prescription   6cp
92547 Nutrition for Health and Physical Activity   6cp
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Year 3
Autumn session
92534 Contemporary Health Issues   6cp
92535 Sport and Exercise Psychology   6cp
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
Spring session
92542 Applied Biomechanics   6cp
92544 Health Promotion   6cp
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
Year 4
Autumn session
977420 In-country Study 1: Germany   24cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
92550 Sport and Exercise Science Practicum   6cp
92553 Complex Exercise Management   6cp
92555 Motor Learning and Control   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Spring session
92565 Skill Acquisition   6cp
92563 Applied Exercise Physiology   6cp
92562 Exercise Rehabilitation   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Health and Physical Education major
Year 1
Autumn session
92511 Structural Anatomy   6cp
92512 Biomechanics of Human Motion   6cp
91429 Physiological Bases of Human Movement   6cp
21655 Sport and Society   6cp
Spring session
92521 Functional Anatomy   6cp
92523 Strength and Conditioning   6cp
92524 Health and Lifespan Development   6cp
21658 The Organisation of Australian Sport   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92533 Exercise Physiology   6cp
92536 Research Methods for Sport and Exercise   6cp
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
Spring session
92543 Exercise Prescription   6cp
92547 Nutrition for Health and Physical Activity   6cp
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Year 3
Autumn session
92534 Contemporary Health Issues   6cp
92535 Sport and Exercise Psychology   6cp
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
Spring session
92542 Applied Biomechanics   6cp
92544 Health Promotion   6cp
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
Year 4
Autumn session
977420 In-country Study 1: Germany   24cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
92553 Complex Exercise Management   6cp
92558 Performance Studies 1: Gymnastics and Dance   6cp
92559 Performance Studies 2: Dance and Athletics   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Spring session
92560 Performance Studies 3: Sport and Aquatics   6cp
92563 Applied Exercise Physiology   6cp
92565 Skill Acquisition   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
No specified major
Year 1
Autumn session
92511 Structural Anatomy   6cp
92512 Biomechanics of Human Motion   6cp
91429 Physiological Bases of Human Movement   6cp
21655 Sport and Society   6cp
Spring session
92521 Functional Anatomy   6cp
92523 Strength and Conditioning   6cp
92524 Health and Lifespan Development   6cp
21658 The Organisation of Australian Sport   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92533 Exercise Physiology   6cp
92536 Research Methods for Sport and Exercise   6cp
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
Spring session
92543 Exercise Prescription   6cp
92547 Nutrition for Health and Physical Activity   6cp
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Year 3
Autumn session
92534 Contemporary Health Issues   6cp
92535 Sport and Exercise Psychology   6cp
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
Spring session
92542 Applied Biomechanics   6cp
92544 Health Promotion   6cp
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
Year 4
Autumn session
977420 In-country Study 1: Germany   24cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
92551 Sport and Exercise Internship   6cp
92553 Complex Exercise Management   6cp
Select 12 credit points of electives   12cp
Spring session
92565 Skill Acquisition   6cp
92563 Applied Exercise Physiology   6cp
Select 12 credit points of electives   12cp

Further study at UTS

Students who complete this course with the Health and Physical Education (HPE) major are eligible for direct entry into the Master of Teaching in Secondary Education (C04255) (offered by UTS: Education). Acceptance into the C04255 is subject to satisfactory performance in this course.

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
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