Advanced standing towards either the UNE Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science or the UNE Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology
For students seeking advanced standing in either the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science or the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology, in accordance with ESSA accreditation requirements, no advanced standing can be granted for previous informal or non-formal learning, or for study undertaken at a qualification level lower than AQF Level 7 for any core units of study.
For students seeking advanced standing in the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology who have completed a degree (minimum AQF Level 7 qualification) leading to the award of a Bachelor degree in or related to the field of exercise and sports science, advanced standing will be assessed as follows:
- On documented evidence demonstrating maintained accreditation as an Exercise Scientist with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and a record of a minimum of 140 hours of practicum experience that comply with the Exercise Science Standards as stipulated by ESSA, then advanced standing will be awarded to the equivalent of 126 credit points and a customised program of study will be provided. Please note that in this instance a Trimester 2 entry will likely be advised
- If documentary evidence outlined above cannot be provided, for an application of advanced standing to be considered you should apply for a graduate entry assessment through ESSA. Following this assessment, you will be required to provide the outcome of the ESSA assessment as part of your application for advanced standing, the letter of outcome from ESSA in addition to your academic transcript and a record of a minimum of 140 hours of practicum experience that comply with the new Exercise Science Standards as stipulated by ESSA. From this the course coordinator will undertake an advanced standing assessment and provide a customised program of study following communication with ESSA.
When applying for advanced standing towards either the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science or the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology Course you must submit all of the following:
- A completed online Advanced Standing Application Form clearly stating for which UNE units you are seeking Advanced Standing based on previous studies;
- A Program of Study clearly stating for which units in your UNE proposed degree you are seeking credit based on your previous studies. (Your Program of Study can be found in the Course and Unit Catalogue);
- A current official academic transcript (showing all grades), that has been certified (stamped and verified by a Justice of the Peace) or My eQuals- Electronic Transcript; an
- Unit outlines from the year you completed the units including the following:
- Full Title and Subject Code;
- Academic Level (e.g. First Year);
- Description of the unit (including the aims; objectives; method of teaching (i.e. online or face to face); all assessment items; hours per week; learning outcomes; lecture and tutorial topics; program and unit weighting; the required list of reference books and textbooks); and
- Where applicable: any laboratory and/or practical activities, software packages (eg. for computer and statistics units) or similar.
- For a student whom has completed a degree (minimum AQF Level 7) leading to the award of a Bachelor degree in or related to the field of exercise and sports science, an Exercise & Sports Science Australia Graduate Assessment Outcome Letter or, certified (stamped and verified by a justice of the Peace) evidence of current accreditation as an Exercise Scientist with ESSA.