2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health (Exercise Science) | 2018

The Exercise Science major provides an overview of the acute and chronic effects of physical activity and exercise on human performance, health, and wellbeing. The major provides an introduction to the core disciplines of exercise physiology, biomechanics and motor control, with foundation studies undertaken in biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and human growth and nutrition. Lectures, tutorials, and hands-on practical sessions underlie the teaching approach across the major, where your skills in the undertaking of research, data gathering and interpretation will be developed. This major is a pathway to Honours and postgraduate research, and graduate entry medicine. Additional study is required for entry into graduate entry allied health programs such as exercise physiology and physiotherapy.

Major Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from a major in Exercise Science will be able to:

  1. Illustrate a comprehensive and coherent knowledge in the principles and concepts associated with exercise science.
  2.  Indicate how exercise science knowledge and skills can be applied in professional practice and scholarship.

Major Structure

The schedule for students undertaking the Exercise Science major for the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health for 2nd and 3rd year, including core and major subjects is detailed below. 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 2
BIOL213 Principles of Biochemistry* 6 Autumn
CHEM212 Organic Chemistry II* 6 Autumn
MEDI211 Control Mechanisms Physiology* 6 Autumn
MEDI222 Foundations of Biomechanics 6 Autumn
BIOL214 The Biochemistry of Energy and Metabolism* 6 Spring
BIOL215 Introductory Genetics* 6 Spring
MEDI221 Exercise Physiology 6 Spring
MEDI220 Musculoskeletal Functional Anatomy 6 Spring
Year 3
BIOL340 Cell and Molecular Biology 6 Autumn
CHEM358 Pharmacology* 6 Autumn
MEDI322 Advanced Studies in Exercise Physiology 6 Autumn
BIOL341 Immunity and Infection* 6 Spring
MEDI330 Sensorimotor Control of Movement 6 Spring
MEDI323 Cardiorespiratory Studies 6 Spring
MEDI380 Integrated Science in Medicine (iSIM)* 12 Annual

*Subjects required for the course common core. These subjects are listed on the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health main page.  

PSYC101 is recommended as the 1st year Autumn elective subject for the Exercise Science major.

Entry Requirements and Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Other Information

For further information please email: smah-students@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 11 September, 2018