2020 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health (Exercise Science) | 2020

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
BIOL213Principles of Biochemistry*6Autumn
CHEM212Organic Chemistry II*6Autumn
MEDI211Control Mechanisms Physiology*6Autumn
MEDI222Foundations of Biomechanics6Autumn
BIOL214The Biochemistry of Energy and Metabolism*6Spring
BIOL215Introductory Genetics*6Spring
MEDI221Exercise Physiology6Spring
MEDI220Musculoskeletal Functional Anatomy6Spring
Year 3
BIOL340Cell and Molecular Biology*6Autumn
MEDI381Molecular Basis of Human Disease*6Autumn
MEDI322Advanced Exercise Physiology and Metabolism6Autumn
MEDI312Fundamentals of Neuroscience6Autumn
BIOL341Immunity and Infection*6Spring
MEDI330Sensorimotor Control of Movement6Spring
MEDI382Nature and Nurture in Human Disease*6Spring
MEDI323Cardiorespiratory Studies6Spring
MEDI304Research Methods and Analysis6Spring

  *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.

Other Information

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

Last reviewed: 22 October, 2019