Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) – BPASEXPH1000

Course rules


Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology)

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) (Honours)

These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register:

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course title
BPASEXPH-01 Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology)
BHASEXPH-01 Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) (Honours)


2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time only.

3 Admission to candidature

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Rule.

4 Requirements for award

The units of study that may be taken for this course is set out in the Faculty of Health Sciences Table of units of study for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology).
To qualify for the award of the pass degree, a candidate must successfully complete 192 credit points of units of study including:
180 credit points of core units; and
12 credit points of elective units, chosen either from the list of elective units in the Table or, with the approval of the Dean, from any undergraduate units offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences or by any other faculty in the University.

5 Requirements for the Honours degree

Honours is available to meritorious students who complete an alternative set of units of study in the third and fourth years of the program. Admission to the honours program is by permission of the program coordinator after the completion of second year. Entry to the Honours program is based on academic performance in years 1 and 2 of the course. Admission requires a WAM of at least 65 in units of study completed to that point.
To qualify for the award of the honours degree a candidate must complete the requirements for the pass degree but include the alternative 18 credit point honours pathway described in the table of units for the degree. Candidates must maintain a credit average throughout the honours program.
The final honours mark is determined by the following calculation:
Final Honours Mark = 2/3*(FHS HWAM) + 1/3*(Yr 3/4 WAM)
where the FHS HWAM is the average mark for Honours units weighted as follows:
1 x BHSC3021 Honours A: Research Design
2 x BHSC4012 Honours B: Applied Research Skills
7 x BHSC4013 Honours C: Research Project
and the Yr 3/4 WAM is the average mark of all attempted Year 3 and Year 4 units of study, as specified in the Faculty of Health Sciences Handbook, excluding Practicum and Clinical Placement units.

6 Award of the degree

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) is awarded in the grades of either Pass or Honours. The honours degree is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Candidates for the award of the Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, but who have otherwise satisfied the course requirements, will be awarded the pass degree.

7 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2016 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2016 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2016 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that the requirements are completed by 1 January, 2021. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.