The Bachelor of Psychological Science, Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity requires the completion of 144 units of study (four years full-time study or the equivalent part-time).

Students who commence, but subsequently do not wish to complete, the combined degrees program may be eligible to transfer to either the Bachelor of Psychological Science or the Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity programs and to receive credit for some, or all, of the topics already completed.

Admission requirements

The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.

For admission to the program, students must apply for admission to the Bachelor of Psychological Science combined degrees through SATAC.

Program of study

To qualify for the Bachelor of Psychological Science, Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity, a student must complete 144 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic with:

Students enrolled in a combined degree program must complete the full program specified within the combined program for each degree before they can graduate with either award.

Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.

Bachelor of Psychological Science component

To qualify for the Bachelor of Psychological Science a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic. This must include:

Core - Year 1 topics

13.5 units comprising:

PSYC1101  Psychology 1A  (4.5 units)
PSYC1102  Psychology 1B  (4.5 units)
PSYC1106  Research Methods 1  (4.5 units)

Option - Year 1 topics

Plus one 4.5 unit first year Psychology (PSYC) topic

Core - Year 2 topics

22.5 units comprising:

PSYC2018  Research Methods 2  (4.5 units)
PSYC2019  Personality and Social Psychology  (4.5 units)
PSYC2020  Cognition and Learning  (4.5 units)
PSYC2021  Human Development  (4.5 units)
PSYC2022  Psychological Assessment and Measurement  (4.5 units)

Core - Year 3 topics

4.5 units comprising:

PSYC3007  Research Methods 3  (4.5 units)

Option - Year 3 topics

4.5 units of option topics from the following list: 

PSYC3003  Introduction to Clinical Psychology  (4.5 units)
PSYC3004  Advanced Social Psychology  (4.5 units)
PSYC3008  Applied Cognitive Psychology  (4.5 units)
PSYC3009  Lifespan Development in Cultural Perspective  (4.5 units)
PSYC3010  Mind, Brain and Behaviour  (4.5 units)
PSYC3236  Forensic Psychology: Legal and Clinical  (4.5 units)

Core - Year 4 topics

4.5 units comprising:

PSYC3235  Applications of Psychological Science (4.5 units)

Option - Year 4 topics

18 units of option topics from the following list: 

PSYC3003  Introduction to Clinical Psychology  (4.5 units)
PSYC3004  Advanced Social Psychology  (4.5 units)
PSYC3008  Applied Cognitive Psychology  (4.5 units)
PSYC3009  Lifespan Development in Cultural Perspective  (4.5 units)
PSYC3010  Mind, Brain and Behaviour  (4.5 units)
PSYC3236  Forensic Psychology: Legal and Clinical  (4.5 units)


Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity component

To qualify for the Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic. This must include:

Core - Year 1 topics

18 units comprising:

HLPE1550 Introduction to Sport and Physical Activity (4.5 units)
HLPE1531 Inclusive and Adaptive Practices in Sport and Physical Education (4.5 units)
HLPE1551 Sport in Society (4.5 units)
NUTD1106 Nutrition, Physical Activity and Health (4.5 units)

Core - Year 2 topics

13.5 units comprising:

HLPE2401 Sport Industry Professional Experience Preparation (0 units)
HLPE2530 Physical Activity and Health (4.5 units)
HLPE2532 Exercise Physiology for Physical Educators (4.5 units)
HLTH1101 Health Promotion for Health Professionals (4.5 units)

Core - Year 3 topics

27 units comprising:

HLPE2300 Psychology of Sport Participation and Performance (4.5 units)
HLPE2531 Sport and Physical Education (4.5 units)
HLPE3531
Skill Acquisition and Biomechanics for Physical Educators (4.5 units)
HLPE3533 Applied Exercise Science (4.5 units)
HLPE3550 Industry Placement Field Project (4.5 units)
HLTH2106 Project Management for Health Promotion (4.5 units)

Core - Year 4 topics

9 units comprising:

HLPE3532 Introduction to Education in Outdoor Environments (4.5 units)
HLPE3534 Introduction to Sport Coaching, Management and Administration (4.5 units)

Option - Year 4 topics

Choose 4.5 units from:

DSRS1201 Perspectives of Disability and Rehabilitation (4.5 units)
DSRS1206 Health Issues and Disability (4.5 units)
DSRS1216 Introduction to Principles of Learning (4.5 units)
DSRS2233 Community Development, Funding & Tendering in Human Services (4.5 units)
DSRS4100 Rehabilitation and Mental Health (4.5 units)
DSRS4101 Leisure, Arts and Disability (4.5 units)
DSRS4111 Introduction to Intellectual Disability (4.5 units)
HLPE2301 Strength and Conditioning Coaching 1: Resistance Training (4.5 units)
HLPE2402 Strength and Conditioning Coaching 2: Physiological Testing (4.5 units)
HLPE3552 Strength and Conditioning Coaching 4: Current Trends in Strength and Conditioning (4.5 units)
INNO1001 Innovative and Creative Thinking: Recognizing Opportunities (4.5 units)
NUTD2101 Nutrition Across the Lifecycle (4.5 units)
NUTD2105 Social and Ecological Perspectives on Food Choice (4.5 units)
NUTD3101 Fundamentals of Nutritional Epidemiology (4.5 units)
NUTD3107 Public Health and Community Nutrition (4.5 units)
NUTD3203 Nutrition for Sports Performance (4.5 units)
TOUR1102 Interpretive Tour Guiding (4.5 units)
TOUR1103 Event Design and Practice A (4.5 units)
TOUR2101 Place, Culture and Tourism (4.5 units)
TOUR2103 Event Design and Practice B (4.5 units)