It integrates biomedical science and exercise science into a compelling new area of study in the environments of physical activity, sport, and health research covering:
the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology
biochemistry, biomechanics and kinesiology
how the structure and function of the body is influenced by exercise
how it is impacted by disease.
You will learn to apply theoretical knowledge and analytical techniques to a range of practical and clinical scenarios including learning in industry, workplace and community settings. You will also gain experience and develop a solid foundation in designing research methodologies, and performing analytical research by participating in active research as a team member.
Victoria University is equipped with new medical research facilities at Sunshine Hospital, and exercise and sport science facilities at our Footscray Park campus.
The course is closely linked with:
The University’s Institute of Sports, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Collaborative Research Network in partnership with the University of Melbourne and the Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Science (external link) (AIMSS).
This course provides a framework for the acquisition of further specialist knowledge and skills, enabling graduates to successfully enter professional settings within the health sector, including industry and research or pursue post-graduate studies in allied health courses.