Physiology

Why study Physiology?

Physiology is the study of how the body works. It examines how organisms, organs, organ systems, cells and biomolecules carry out their chemical or physical function within a living system. The physiology discipline places a strong emphasis on teaching and it has played a leading role in the development of new and innovative curricula in the Bachelor of Health Science degree and in other allied health degrees.

Career opportunities

The study of physiology prepares you for a wide range of opportunities. As well as a thorough understanding of the human body, you will gain skills in problem-solving, laboratory experience, working as part of a team and research and presentation skills. These will prepare you for work in professions as diverse as forensic science, teaching, science communication, exercise physiology, medical sales and scientific research as a research assistant.

You will be well prepared for further postgraduate education in careers such as medicine, physiotherapy, podiatry and prosthetics and orthotics, or to undertake a PhD to become a research scientist or to follow an academic career.

Our physiology graduates have pursued careers in:

  • Research centres and academic institutions
  • Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies
  • Private sector hospitals, medical centres and healthcare organisations
  • Scientific publishing firms
  • Scientific sales and marketing companies.

Courses

Local students

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2018

Bachelor of Exercise Science
Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus/ATAR*:
Bendigo 64.4
Year
2018
About this course
This degree prepares you to work in the fields of sport and exercise science, with an emphasis on community wellness. You'll study and challenge existing knowledge of human movement, exercise physiology, exercise psychology, motor control and learning, anatomy and biomechanics.

Once you graduate, you'll be ready to develop and monitor training programs for clients including corporate employees and amateur sportspeople, along with soldiers and elite athletes. Exercise scientists can also work with sporting manufacturers to develop better sporting and gym equipment.

In first year, you'll study the role of healthcare professionals and cover the fundamentals of human bioscience. In second and third years, you will examine exercise science in depth through subjects like anatomy, biomechanics, exercise psychology and exercise physiology. You'll gain an understanding of how to fine tune individual training to optimise performance. You'll learn how to work with groups such as the elderly, adolescents or athletes undergoing rehabilitation and how to change community health behaviours.

Your studies will include lectures, seminars and case studies as well as laboratory sessions. You'll get hands-on experience using specialised resources such as exercise physiology and biomechanics equipment.

The Bachelor of Exercise Science offers a direct pathway to other allied health graduate entry masters courses, such as the Master of Physiotherapy Practice.
Career opportunities
Graduates are well-placed for careers in areas including sport injury prevention, corporate health and wellness, and community health. Other opportunities exist in fields such as developing and monitoring exercise programs for athletes and members of the defence force.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Exercise Science on the Bendigo campus is accredited at the level of exercise science by Exercise and Sports Science, Australia (ESSA), under the National University Course Accreditation Program.

Gradautes of the Bachelor of Exercise Science may apply for membership with ESSA. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in two of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Health And Human Development, any Mathematics, Physical Education or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Costs
Students should allow approximately AUD$150 for a uniform and name badge. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; however LTU branded uniforms must be purchased from a university approved vendor; these items remain the student's personal property.

In addition, students must obtain a Police Certificate (Victorian Police Certificate or Fit2Work) - AUD$20.00 (annually) and a Working with Children Check (no cost). A First Aid II Certificate and/or CPR assessment may be required (AUD$160). The CPR component must be renewed annually. Please note this course is not conducted by La Trobe University. A schedule of mandatory immunisations are required, the costs of which may vary depending on previous immunisation history, approximately AUD$250 -AUD$500.

Clinical placements may incur accommodation and travel costs, and these will vary depending on the placement venue.

Please note that all costs are approximate and are subject to change.
Additional information
Students complete 140 hours of exercise-related placement, and may need to obtain a Working with Children Check and Police Check beforehand.
Graduates from this course are given first preference for the following programs: Master of Clinical Audiology, Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics, Master of Dietetic Practice, Master of Exercise Physiology, Master of Health Information Management, Master of Occupational Therapy Practice, Master of Orthoptics, Master of Podiatric Practice, Master of Physiotherapy Practice, Master of Social Work and Master of Speech Pathology. This is a competitive process and graduates will be eligible to apply on the basis of minimum requirements and relevant prerequisites, as indicated.

You can study this course through our Regional Reward. Learn more.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2018.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Bachelor of Exercise Science and Master of Exercise Physiology
Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR*:
Bendigo 75.75
Year
2018
About this course
This degree delivers you a postgraduate qualification that combines the study of human movement with an understanding of how exercise is used for rehabilitation, disease management and injury prevention. You'll gain hands-on experience through at least 500 hours of clinical placement.

From an exercise science perspective, you'll investigate motor control, exercise physiology, biomechanics and anatomy. You'll gain an understanding of how to modify health behaviours in the community and how exercise programs can be used to optimise performance. You'll also learn how to work with groups such as the elderly, people with disabilities and athletes undergoing rehabilitation.

You'll explore how exercise is used to promote health and well-being, including the preventative and rehabilitative benefits of exercise for those with chronic illnesses or serious injuries.

Your clinical placements will teach you to develop and implement exercise, lifestyle and behavioural programs for people of all ages. This gives you with the clinical skills and confidence to make a genuine difference to the quality of people's lives.

The course structure lets you complete the required subjects for this 4.5 year degree in only four years.
Career opportunities
Accredited Exercise physiologists are specialists who use exercise interventions to condition clients for optimal health/performance and to treat patients with, or at elevated risk of developing, chronic illness or injury. The demand for accredited exercise physiologists is high, and expected to increase in future years, due to various factors including the ageing Australian population and an increased demand on the health care system due to chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Exercise Science and Master of Exercise Physiology is accredited at the levels of exercise science and exercise physiology by Exercise and Sports Science, Australia (ESSA), under the National University Course Accreditation Program. Gradautes of the Bachelor of Exercise Science and Master of Exercise Physiology may apply for membership with ESSA.

Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in two of Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Non-Year 12 selection may involve: ENTER/ATAR, VTAC Personal History online, GPA, STAT Multiple Choice. Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Health And Human Development, any Mathematics, Physical Education or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Costs
Students should allow approximately AUD$150 for a uniform and name badge. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; however LTU branded uniforms must be purchased from a university approved vendor; these items remain the student's personal property.

In addition, students must obtain a Police Certificate (Victorian Police Certificate or Fit2Work) - AUD$20.00 (annually) and a Working with Children Check (no cost). A First Aid II Certificate and/or CPR assessment may be required (AUD$160). The CPR component must be renewed annually. Please note this course is not conducted by La Trobe University. A schedule of mandatory immunisations are required, the costs of which may vary depending on previous immunisation history, approximately AUD$250 -AUD$500.

Clinical placements may incur accommodation and travel costs, and these will vary depending on the placement venue.

Please note that all costs are approximate and are subject to change.
Additional information
This course has a clinical component. For further information, please visit the Professional Placements.

You can study this course through our Regional Reward. Learn more.

This course has limited opportunities for entry with advanced standing. Applicants may apply for entry including previous tertiary study, but offers may not include advanced standing for all previous subjects.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2018.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Bachelor of Health Sciences
Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus/ATAR*:
Bendigo 50.35
Melbourne 50.2
Year
2018
About this course
If you're interested in medical research, community health, rehabilitation counselling, athlete welfare, environmental health or health promotion - or even if you aren't sure which area of health science is for you - this degree can help you find your niche.

Learn about human biosciences, the role of health professionals and factors that influence health locally and around the world. You'll focus your studies by choosing one or two majors from second year. Study the health and sustainability major, with subjects in environmental health.

A major in public health will include studies in epidemiology and global health initiatives. Or you can major in human physiology and anatomy, or rehabilitation counselling, and study subjects such as living with chronic conditions. Our new sports counselling and athlete welfare major will include studies in sport development and psychology. Complete a new major in health promotion and take on subjects in community health promotion and education.
Career opportunities
Depending on which subjects you select, you may graduate to take on roles in public health, health promotion, community or private health services, aged care, disability services, research, hospitals, rehabilitation counselling, or occupational health and safety.

You may go on to Honours or postgraduate qualifications in fields like human biosciences, rehabilitation counselling, public health, ergonomics, prosthetics, podiatry, physiotherapy or gerontology (the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of ageing).
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants are welcome to provide supporting documentation. Current Year 12 applicants with work experience must complete and submit a VTAC Pi form.

Applicants who wish other information to be considered during the selection process must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement. This information may include work experience, reason for applying, and anything else relevant to the course. Applicants with relevant work experience may be eligible for extra consideration during the selection process. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Health And Human Development, any Mathematics, Physical Education or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.

Re-ranking is based on relevant employment or work experience. Consideration is also given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria; and a regional bonus may apply.
Additional information
Graduates from this course are given first preference for the following programs: Master of Clinical Audiology, Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics, Master of Dietetic Practice, Master of Health Information Management, Master of Occupational Therapy Practice, Master of Orthoptics, Master of Podiatric Practice, Master of Physiotherapy Practice, Master of Social Work, and Master of Speech Pathology.

You can study this course through our Regional Reward. Learn more.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC if you're currently in Year 12 or you're applying for more than one course or institution.

If you're only applying for one La Trobe course and not considering study at another institution, you can apply direct until applications close in December. Late direct applications may be accepted.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Bachelor of Human Nutrition
Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus/ATAR*:
Melbourne 60.15
Year
2018
About this course
This multidisciplinary course aims to give you a thorough understanding of human nutrition, preparing you for a range of careers in the promotion of health and fitness at individual and community levels.

Over three years, you'll study the value of food and the importance of assessing the right food choices through food chemistry and nutritional bioscience studies.

The first two years focus on human biosciences and foundations in nutritional science, such as food chemistry, nutrition and disease. In third year you focus on food science, nutrition through the lifecycle, and nutrition research methods.

This course also provides prerequisites for entry into postgraduate courses.
Career opportunities
Graduates are likely to find work in food science, health science, and animal and human nutrition, or in the biological science field. Employers may include government bodies, community health centres, food companies, food manufacturing and processing, animal health companies and sports clubs.
Professional recognition
Graduates of the Bachelor of Human Nutrition may be eligible to apply for registration with the Nutrition Society of Australia as an Associate Nutritionist. Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in two of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on ATAR, GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Business equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Costs
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a lab coat ($30) and a dissecting kit ($40). These can be purchased anywhere and remain the students' personal property.

Additional costs of field trips - food, accommodation and travel may also apply.

Please note that all costs are approximate and are subject to change.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2018.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Diploma in Health Sciences
Duration :
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR*:
Bendigo N/A
Year
2018
About this course
If you're interested in a career in health sciences, this course is a pathway into many of our undergraduate programs in this field. The curriculum covers key aspects of science related to health including anatomy and physiology. It explores social, psychological and environmental impacts on health, while preparing you for further tertiary study.

Students planning a career in nursing may also do an introductory clinical placement in a local health facility. Please note that although this course does not lead to accreditation with any health science registration boards, upon successful completion you will be eligible to apply for entry to a broad range of Health Science programs.
Career opportunities
On successful completion of this pathway program you will be eligible for direct entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Human Services and Master of Social Work, and the Bachelor of Public Health Promotion.
Prerequisite
Successful completion of Year 12 plus a recommendation from your secondary school or employer. A piece of written work demonstrating your interest in the program and your academic skills may be required.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Mature-age applicants are normally expected to have completed Year 12 studies or equivalent and to provide a recommendation from an employer.
Additional information
All applicants must complete a piece of written work outlining their reasons for interest in the program.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2018.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

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2018

Bachelor of Exercise Science (079549K)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
33 400
Campus
Bendigo
Year
2018
About this course
This degree prepares you to work in the fields of sport and exercise science, with an emphasis on community wellness. You'll study and challenge existing knowledge of human movement, exercise physiology, exercise psychology, motor control and learning, anatomy and biomechanics.

Once you graduate, you'll be ready to develop and monitor training programs for clients including corporate employees and amateur sportspeople, along with soldiers and elite athletes. Exercise scientists can also work with sporting manufacturers to develop better sporting and gym equipment.

In first year, you'll study the role of healthcare professionals and cover the fundamentals of human bioscience. In second and third years, you will examine exercise science in depth through subjects like anatomy, biomechanics, exercise psychology and exercise physiology. You'll gain an understanding of how to fine tune individual training to optimise performance. You'll learn how to work with groups such as the elderly, adolescents or athletes undergoing rehabilitation and how to change community health behaviours.

Your studies will include lectures, seminars and case studies as well as laboratory sessions. You'll get hands-on experience using specialised resources such as exercise physiology and biomechanics equipment.

The Bachelor of Exercise Science offers a direct pathway to other allied health graduate entry masters courses, such as the Master of Physiotherapy Practice.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test: equivalent;

TOEFL Internet-based Test: equivalent;
La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: equivalent per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted;

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 72 with no communicative skill score less than 68.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of A or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): A grade of B or higher.

or approved international equivalent.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in two of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.
Additional costs
Students should allow approximately AUD$150 for a uniform and name badge. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; however LTU branded uniforms must be purchased from a university approved vendor; these items remain the student's personal property.

In addition, students must obtain a Police Certificate (Victorian Police Certificate or Fit2Work) - AUD$20.00 (annually) and a Working with Children Check (no cost). A First Aid II Certificate and/or CPR assessment may be required (AUD$160). The CPR component must be renewed annually. Please note this course is not conducted by La Trobe University. A schedule of mandatory immunisations are required, the costs of which may vary depending on previous immunisation history, approximately AUD$250 -AUD$500.

Clinical placements may incur accommodation and travel costs, and these will vary depending on the placement venue.

Please note that all costs are approximate and are subject to change.
Additional information
Graduates from this course are given first preference for the following programs. This is a competitive process and graduates will be eligible to apply on the basis of minimum requirements and relevant prerequisites, as indicated on our website:
Master of Clinical Audiology, Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics, Master of Dietetic Practice, Master of Exercise Physiology, Master of Health Information Management, Master of Occupational Therapy Practice, Master of Orthoptics, Master of Podiatric Practice, Master of Physiotherapy Practice, Master of Social Work and Master of Speech Pathology.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Exercise Science on the Bendigo campus is accredited at the level of exercise science by Exercise and Sports Science, Australia (ESSA), under the National University Course Accreditation Program.

Gradautes of the Bachelor of Exercise Science may apply for membership with ESSA. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Career opportunities
Graduates are well-placed for careers in areas including sport injury prevention, corporate health and wellness, and community health. Other opportunities exist in fields such as developing and monitoring exercise programs for athletes and members of the defence force.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Bachelor of Exercise Science and Master of Exercise Physiology (079550F)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
33 400
Campus
Bendigo
Year
2018
About this course
This degree delivers you a postgraduate qualification that combines the study of human movement with an understanding of how exercise is used for rehabilitation, disease management and injury prevention. You'll gain hands-on experience through at least 500 hours of clinical placement.

From an exercise science perspective, you'll investigate motor control, exercise physiology, biomechanics and anatomy. You'll gain an understanding of how to modify health behaviours in the community and how exercise programs can be used to optimise performance. You'll also learn how to work with groups such as the elderly, people with disabilities and athletes undergoing rehabilitation.

You'll explore how exercise is used to promote health and well-being, including the preventative and rehabilitative benefits of exercise for those with chronic illnesses or serious injuries.

Your clinical placements will teach you to develop and implement exercise, lifestyle and behavioural programs for people of all ages. This gives you with the clinical skills and confidence to make a genuine difference to the quality of people's lives.

The course structure lets you complete the required subjects for this 4.5 year degree in only four years.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test: equivalent;
TOEFL Internet-based Test: equivalent;

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: equivalent per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted;

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 72 with no communicative skill score less than 68.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of A or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): A grade of B or higher.

or approved international equivalent.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in two of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.
Additional costs
Students should allow approximately AUD$150 for a uniform and name badge. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; however LTU branded uniforms must be purchased from a university approved vendor; these items remain the student's personal property.

In addition, students must obtain a Police Certificate (Victorian Police Certificate or Fit2Work) - AUD$20.00 (annually) and a Working with Children Check (no cost). A First Aid II Certificate and/or CPR assessment may be required (AUD$160). The CPR component must be renewed annually. Please note this course is not conducted by La Trobe University. A schedule of mandatory immunisations are required, the costs of which may vary depending on previous immunisation history, approximately AUD$250 -AUD$500.

Clinical placements may incur accommodation and travel costs, and these will vary depending on the placement venue.

Please note that all costs are approximate and are subject to change.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Exercise Science and Master of Exercise Physiology is accredited at the levels of exercise science and exercise physiology by Exercise and Sports Science, Australia (ESSA), under the National University Course Accreditation Program. Gradautes of the Bachelor of Exercise Science and Master of Exercise Physiology may apply for membership with ESSA.

Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Career opportunities
Accredited Exercise physiologists are specialists who use exercise interventions to condition clients for optimal health/performance and to treat patients with, or at elevated risk of developing, chronic illness or injury. The demand for accredited exercise physiologists is high, and expected to increase in future years, due to various factors including the ageing Australian population and an increased demand on the health care system due to chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Bachelor of Health Sciences (062598G)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
31 800
Campus
Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
If you're interested in medical research, community health, rehabilitation counselling, athlete welfare, environmental health or health promotion - or even if you aren't sure which area of health science is for you - this degree can help you find your niche.

Learn about human biosciences, the role of health professionals and factors that influence health locally and around the world. You'll focus your studies by choosing one or two majors from second year. Study the health and sustainability major, with subjects in environmental health.

A major in public health will include studies in epidemiology and global health initiatives. Or you can major in human physiology and anatomy, or rehabilitation counselling, and study subjects such as living with chronic conditions. Our new sports counselling and athlete welfare major will include studies in sport development and psychology. Complete a new major in health promotion and take on subjects in community health promotion and education.
English Language Requirements
Successful completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70%) PG1) level conducted by La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 70 per cent final result in a course.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

or approved international equivalent.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.
Additional information
Applicants must review the Supplementary checklist for required documents to submit with their application.

Available majors only: Health Administration, Health Policy, Health Evaluation and Research. Most majors are held at Franklin Street Campus, please check with Faculty for further information. As this Campus is located in the CBD, you might like to consider finding accommodation closer to your campus.

Graduates from this course are given first preference for the following programs. This is a competitive process and graduates will be eligible to apply on the basis of minimum requirements and relevant prerequisites, as indicated on our website:
Master of Clinical Audiology, Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics, Master of Dietetic Practice, Master of Health Information Management, Master of Occupational Therapy Practice, Master of Orthoptics, Master of Podiatric Practice, Master of Physiotherapy Practice, Master of Social Work and Master of Speech Pathology.
Career opportunities
Depending on which subjects you select, you may graduate to take on roles in public health, health promotion, community or private health services, aged care, disability services, research, hospitals, rehabilitation counselling, or occupational health and safety.

You may go on to Honours or postgraduate qualifications in fields like human biosciences, rehabilitation counselling, public health, ergonomics, prosthetics, podiatry, physiotherapy or gerontology (the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of ageing).
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.

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Bachelor of Human Nutrition (075872J)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
32 400
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
This multidisciplinary course aims to give you a thorough understanding of human nutrition, preparing you for a range of careers in the promotion of health and fitness at individual and community levels.

Over three years, you'll study the value of food and the importance of assessing the right food choices through food chemistry and nutritional bioscience studies.

The first two years focus on human biosciences and foundations in nutritional science, such as food chemistry, nutrition and disease. In third year you focus on food science, nutrition through the lifecycle, and nutrition research methods.

This course also provides prerequisites for entry into postgraduate courses.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 70 per cent final result in a course.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

or approved international equivalent.

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe Melbourne's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe Melbourne's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in two of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.
Additional costs
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a lab coat ($30) and a dissecting kit ($40). These can be purchased anywhere and remain the students' personal property.

Additional costs of field trips - food, accommodation and travel may also apply.

Please note that all costs are approximate and are subject to change.
Professional recognition
Graduates of the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition may be eligible to apply for registration with the Nutrition Society of Australia as an Associate Nutritionist. Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Career opportunities
Graduates are likely to find work in food science, health science, and animal and human nutrition, or in the biological science field. Employers may include government bodies, community health centres, food companies, food manufacturing and processing, animal health companies and sports clubs.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

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