Find detailed program information about the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Honours) at the University of Newcastle.

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Honours)

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Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Program Code

12230

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

CRICOS Code

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Mode of delivery

Face to Face on Campus

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An Honours program is offered as an additional year to the undergraduate program. The Honours program consists of a fourth year of full-time study (1 year) or the equivalent part-time study (2 years). Courses are offered on a semester basis, i.e. two semesters per year. The Honours program consists of a research project on a topic determined in consultation with your research supervisor. The program also involves a skills development strand to assist you in the development of your research skills and the writing of your research thesis. Honours is highly regarded by potential employers and provides entry into a research career.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Honours) is only offered at the Ourimbah Campus.


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All students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.


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Applicants must have successfully completed the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science or an equivalent program with a minimum GPA of 5.0 (credit grade average) calculated from:

  • Across the entire degree program; or
  • Across a major in the proposed discipline of study, if the degree program includes such a major; or
  • Across 80 units of 3000 level courses (which must include at least 40 units of 3000 level courses in the major where a major exists); or
  • Where the applicant has completed less than 80 units at 3000 level, a GPA of 5.5 calculated from at least 60 units of 3000 level courses (which must include at least 40 units of 3000 level courses in the major where a major exists).

In exceptional circumstances, the above requirements may be varied with permission of the Head of School and Pro-Vice Chancellor. No more than two years must have elapsed since completion of the undergraduate degree.


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Additional Selection Criteria:
  • To apply for entry to this Honours program you will need to apply directly to the Faculty of Science and Information Technology.

    You need to download and complete two forms:

    • Direct Admissions Application form; and
    • Faculty of Science and Information Technology Honours Application Form (End-On Honours).

    Application forms and instructions on how to apply are available at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/student-forms/


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No credit permitted for Honours.


Honours (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

There are three classes of Honours: Class I, Class II and Class III. Class II will have two divisions, namely Division 1 and Division 2. The grading and marking of End-On Honours programs is defined in the Structure for Model 1 Honours Programs Policy (Policy 000643) at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policylibrary/000643.html


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International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an Orientation of the Faculty of Science and Information Technology and the University at the commencement of each semester. All students can also access additional learning support mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/index.html


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Students who have impaired function in their hands, arms, legs, back, vision or hearing, will have difficulty pursuing these programs. It is highly advisable for any prospective student with such disabilities to contact the Faculty to discuss the issue. The Faculty accepts responsibility, in liaison with the student Support Unit, for providing reasonable accommodations to allow students with disabilities to complete the program. The support structures of the Student Support Unit will be available to assist any students with a disability or chronic illness.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.


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The Honours program is normally undertaken over one year of full-time study or two years part-time. Students are required to complete 80 units.


Transition Arrangements Back to top

Students who commenced the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Honours) program prior to Semester 1, 2013 will complete their program enrolling in SPOR course codes. Students enrolling from Semester 1, 2013 will enrol in EXSS course codes.


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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
EXSS4110Exercise & Sport Science Honours 4110Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
20 units
EXSS4120Exercise & Sport Science Honours 4120Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
20 units
EXSS4130Exercise & Sport Science Honours 4130Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
20 units
EXSS4140Exercise & Sport Science Honours 4140Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
20 units