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  • Whether you want to coach elite athletes or improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, you will need an understanding of sport and exercise sciences, and how the human body responds to exercise.

    A Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science will prepare you with the skills and knowledge to work with people from the health and fitness enthusiast to the elite level athlete.

    The degree is focused on human movement, anatomy, sports conditioning and training methods, and includes opportunities to specialise in sports psychology, nutrition or teaching.

    Major areas of study:
    Students select one major from the following:
    * Education
    * Exercise Science
    * Nutrition Studies

    Professional recognition:
    The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science delivered from the Lismore campus is accredited by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) at the Exercise Science level. The course is also recognised by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) of America.
    Graduates of the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science may undertake further postgraduate study at Southern Cross University to gain registration as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP). Graduates meet the requirements of the Level 1 Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) coaching accreditation, making them eligible to register as Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coaches.

    Professional placement:
    Students complete a 120-hour placement of their choice during their third-year studies and some students have the option of an additional placement. These normally occur during the breaks between teaching sessions. Professional experience placements provide the opportunity to apply theory and knowledge in practical settings. For more information, including prerequisites for attending placements, visit: www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements

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