Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)

 

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)


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), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course and stream title

BPASESSC-03

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)

BPASEAVS-01

Bachelor of Applied Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science)

BHASESSH-01

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) (Honours)

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses is full time only.

3 Faculty management

(1)
Candidates undertaking the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) and the Bachelor of Applied Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science) without Honours will be under the supervision of the Faculty of Medicine and Health.
(2)
Candidates undertaking the Bachelor of Applied Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science) with Honours will be under the supervision of the Faculty of Medicine and Health for all parts of the degree except the embedded Honours component specified in Section 9 of these resolutions.
(3)
Candidates undertaking an embedded Honours component as specified in Section 9 of these resolutions will be under the supervision of the faculty offering and supervising the embedded Honours component in which the candidate enrols. The faculty offering and supervising the embedded component will direct the Faculty of Medicine and Health on all matters relating to admission, requirements, award of honours mark and award of honours grade.
(4)
The Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health shall exercise authority in any matter concerned with the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport) and the Bachelor of Applied Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science) with or without Honours not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.

4 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 and the Coursework Policy.

5 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) and the Bachelor of Applied Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science) are set out in:
(a)
Table A for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) and the Bachelor of Applied Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science);
(b)
Table S of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees; and
(c)
Table O of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.
In these resolutions, except where otherwise specified, Table A, Table S and Table O mean Table A, Table S and Table O as specified here.
(2)
Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science):
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science), a candidate must complete 144 credit points, comprising:
(a)
Degree Core: 12 credit points of core units of study as set out in Table A
(b)
a major (48 credit points) in Exercise Science listed and defined in Section 6 below and specified in Table A; and
(c)
a minor (36 credit points) in Physical Activity and Health as listed and defined in Section 6 below and specified in Table A;
(d)
optionally, a second minor (36 credit points) or second major (48 credit points) as defined in Section 6 below and specified in Table A or Table S; and
(e)
optionally, up to 12 credit points of elective units from Table O
(f)
any additional elective units of study from Table A or Table S to satisfy a total of 144 credit points for the course.
(3)
Bachelor of Applied Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science):
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Applied Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science), a candidate must complete 192 credit points, comprising:
(a)
Degree Core: 12 credit points of core units of study as set out in Table A
(b)
a major (48 credit points) in Exercise Science listed and defined in Section 6 below and specified in Table A; and
(c)
a minor (36 credit points) in Physical Activity and Health as listed and defined in Section 6 below and specified in Table A; and
(d)
a second major (48 credit points) as defined in Section 6 below and specified in Table A or Table S;
(e)
12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O;
(f)
a minimum of 24 credit points at 4000 level from Table A or Table S, including a research, community, industry or entrepreneurship project of at least 12 and a maximum of 36 credit points; and
(g)
any additional elective units of study from Table A or Table S to satisfy a total of 192 credit points for the course;

6 Majors and minors

(1)
Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science):
(a)
Completion of a major and minor from Table A is a requirement of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science). Requirements for completion of majors and minors are as set out in Table A and Table S.
(b)
Candidates in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) have the option of completing a second major from Table A (which includes the embedded minor in Physical Activity and Health) or a second minor or major from Table S.
(2)
Bachelor of Applied Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science):
Completion of an Exercise Science major from Table A, a minor in Physical Activity and Health, and a second major from Table A (which includes the embedded minor in Physical Activity and Health) or second major from Table S, is a requirement of the Bachelor of Applied Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies. Requirements for completion of majors and minors are as set out in Table A and Table S.
(3)
The majors and minors available in Table A in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) and the Bachelor of Applied Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science) are:
Majors Minors
Exercise Science Physical Activity and Health
Physical Activity and Health  

7 Progression rules

(1)
Progression within a major, minor or program:
Enrolment and progression within a major, minor or program is governed by progression rules specified for that component in the relevant Table.
(2)
Progression within the Bachelor of Applied Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science):
Except with the permission of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) program director, candidates must complete the degree requirements listed under 5(2) before progressing to 4000-level units.

8 Satisfactory progress

(1)
The Faculty will monitor students for satisfactory progress towards the completion of their award course.  In addition to the common triggers used to identify students not meeting academic progression requirements (as set out in the provisions relating to progression in the Coursework Policy), students must pass the following clinical educational fieldwork/professional experience units of study which are critical to progression through the course:
(a)
EXSS3XXX Practicum in Exercise Science 1
(b)
EXSS3XXX Practicum in Exercise Science 2
(2)
Students must meet all requirements of clinical placement components of any unit of study undertaken.  Performance in clinical placements will be monitored in accordance with the requirements specified in the unit of study outline, and any relevant University policy or provision.
(3)
Students who have failed two units of study specified in Clause 8 (1) or twice failed the same unit of study identified in Clause 8 (1) will result in a student being asked to Show Good Cause as to why they should be allowed to re-enrol in their award course.
(4)
Students must complete at least one core unit per semester where core units are available for the study in the normal progression pattern.  Students who fail a core unit of study must repeat the failed unit at the first opportunity.
(5)
Students whose conduct or work towards their award is unsatisfactory, may, on the recommendation of the highest delegated authority, be refused permission by the Faculty to undertake or continue the clinical educational fieldwork/professional experience component of their award.  The Faculty reserves the right not to place a student in any clinical placement or other professional experience setting in any instance where the performance, personal or professional conduct of the student does not meet the required standard of the professional organisation, regardless of the fact that the student may be enrolled in the unit of study.

9 Requirements for the Bachelor of Applied Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science) with honours

(1)
An embedded Honours component, involving a research project, is available to meritorious students in the Bachelor of Applied Science /Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science) who complete an alternative set of units of study in the final year.
(a)
Candidates undertaking an Honours component within the Faculty of Medicine and Health must complete the requirements for the Honours component full-time over two consecutive semesters. If the School is satisfied that a student is unable to attempt the Honours component on a full time basis and if the Associate Dean so recommends, permission may be granted to undertake Honours part-time over four consecutive semesters.
(b)
For candidates undertaking an Honours component with the Faculty of Medicine and Health, admission, requirements and award of honours are according to the Coursework Policy, these resolutions and the Resolutions of the Faculty of Medicine and Health.
(c)
For candidates undertaking an Honours component in another faculty, admission, requirements and award of Honours are according to the Coursework Policy, these resolutions and the relevant resolutions of the faculty in which the component is undertaken.
(2)
Admission to Honours is by permission of the Associate Dean and relevant honours coordinator or Program Director after the completion of all of the following requirements:
(a)
Completion of the requirements set out in 5(2)
(b)
a Weighted Average Mark of at least 65.0 in units of study completed to that point, and a major or study of equivalent depth in the area of the proposed honours project; or a credit average in 48 credit points in relevant 2000-level and 3000 units of study relevant to the honours area, as determined by the School concerned;
(c)
any requirements for honours entry set by the relevant department, school or faculty.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Applied Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science) with Honours, a candidate must complete the requirements for the pass degree and at least 36 and a maximum of 48 credit points of additional Honours units at 4000 level or above, including an Honours research project of at least 12 and a maximum of 36 credit points, and at least 12 and a maximum of 36 credit points of Honours coursework, as required by the relevant department and published in the faculty handbook. Honours subject areas and units of study for honours within the Sydney School of Health Sciences are listed in Table A for the relevant school or Table S in the Shared Pool for Undergraduate degrees.
(4)
The grade of Honours will be determined by an honours mark calculated from work in the embedded Honours component as specified in these resolutions, in the resolutions for the Faculty of Medicine and Health or in the resolutions of the relevant school.

10 Award of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science), Bachelor of Applied Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science) and Bachelor of Applied Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science) with Honours

(1)
Candidates for the Bachelor of Applied Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science) who have completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) but who do not meet the requirements for the combined degree will be awarded the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science).
(2)
Honours in the Bachelor of Applied Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science) is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the following table, the Coursework Policy and rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Medicine and Health, or relevant resolutions for the faculty in which the embedded honours component is undertaken.
Description Mark Range
First Class 80> honours mark <100
Second Class/(Division I) 75> honours mark <80
Second Class/(Division II) 70> honours mark <75
Third Class 65> honours mark <70
Honours not awarded mark <65
(3)
Candidates for the award of the Bachelor of Applied Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science) with honours who do not meet the requirements for the honours degree, but who otherwise meet the requirements for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science), or the Bachelor of Applied Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science) will be awarded the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science), or the Bachelor of Applied Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science) as appropriate.

11 Course transfer

A candidate may abandon the Bachelor of Applied Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science) combined degree and elect to complete the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) in accordance with these resolutions

12 Credit for previous study

(1)
Credit transfer is subject to the provisions of the Coursework Policy, the Resolutions of the Faculty of Medicine and Health or, in the case of a major or minor offered by another faculty, any relevant resolutions of that faculty.
(2)
The Coursework Policy specifies the general conditions for the granting of credit for previous study to courses, except that credit will not be granted for recognised prior learning older than 5 years at the time of first enrolment.
(3)
Credit will not be granted for any unit of study for which a result of Terminating Pass or Pass (Concessional) has been awarded.

13 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2020.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2020 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.