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Bachelor of Exercise Science La Trobe University

4.43 out of 5 from 7 reviews
Ranked #14 in our University Rankings
Bachelor Degree
Melbourne
3.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

This degree prepares you to work in the fields of sport and exercise science, with an emphasis on community wellness. You'll study and challenge existing knowledge of human movement, exercise physiology, exercise psychology, motor control and learning, anatomy and biomechanics.

Once you graduate, you'll be ready to develop and monitor training programs for clients including corporate employees and amateur sportspeople, along with soldiers and elite athletes. Exercise scientists can also work with sporting manufacturers to develop better sporting and gym equipment.

In first year, you'll study the role of healthcare professionals and cover the fundamentals of human bioscience. In second and third years, you will examine exercise science in depth through subjects like anatomy, biomechanics, exercise psychology and exercise physiology. You'll gain an understanding of how to fine tune individual training to optimise performance. You'll learn how to work with groups such as the elderly, adolescents or athletes undergoing rehabilitation and how to change community health behaviours.

Your studies will include lectures, seminars and case studies as well as laboratory sessions. You'll get hands-on experience using specialised resources such as exercise physiology and biomechanics equipment.

The Bachelor of Exercise Science offers a direct pathway to other allied health graduate entry masters courses, such as the Master of Physiotherapy Practice.
Careers

Graduates are well-placed for careers in areas including sport injury prevention, corporate health and wellness, and community health. Other opportunities exist...

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Ratings

Average ratings for Bachelor of Exercise Science La Trobe University based on 7 reviews
Rating
4.43
Job prospects
4.0
Teachers
4.29
Course work
4.71
Time worthy
4.57
Money Worthy
4.57



Student Reviews

July 2018
Year completed 2019

Positives: Overall super interesting and gives in depth information

Negatives: Some subjects are very complicated and it can feel as though we are being overloaded with work

My advice to future students is: You have no time to waste

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July 2018
Year completed 2020

Positives: The teachers are so engaging aNd look after you really well. They’re super kind and have your best interests. Also the course is very interesting and the classes are very hands on

Negatives: There is little communication between teachers and students. Placement has not been organised very well at all

My advic...

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February 2018
Year completed 2013

I find classes very interesting, although in first year there's a lot of theory and not very relatable classes but hold in there, it gets more interesting.

You just have to work for it

My advice to future students is: Stick it out, it’s a lot of work and time but it’s worth it in the end

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February 2018
Year completed 2014

Enjoyed the teachers and the course content, wasn’t a huge fan of the amount of theory as I came into the course expecting it to be more physical but I’m glad I learnt what I did

My advice to future students is: Absolutely read up on the course you’re planning on doing, don’t just pick something based on the title

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February 2018
Year completed 2019

Good classes and engaging content

My advice to future students is: Study hard, stick to what you love

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February 2018
Year completed 2020

I like the hands on classes and the content studied in class

My advice to future students is: Study hard and stick to what you enjoy

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February 2018
Year completed 2017

Excellent teaching staff, provide great knowledge and in depth discussion. Negative: class sizes to big during pracs

My advice to future students is: Study hard early, get the foundations down

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