Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, Bachelor of LawsBachelors Double Degree
There's so much more to sport than the action on the playing field. Player contracts, broadcast rights, sponsorships, behaviour, health and safety, and the rights and responsibilities of sporting organisations make modern sport as dynamic off the field as on it.
This unique double degree will enable you to practise as an exercise science professional and a lawyer. You'll develop abilities across commercial and employment contracts, litigation and tax and a solid preparation for a career in the sport and exercise industries.
During the course you complete a 140-hour exercise science placement and you can also undertake professional placement with legal firms or offices. This is a rare opportunity to explore the health and legal issues that impact the athletes we admire and the sports we love.
Diverse career opportunities exist, whether specialising in exercise science or the law. The health, sport, fitness and leisure industries are increasingly recognising the value of exercise professionals with a depth of legal understanding. Applicants who do not have the required entry mark are encouraged to apply for the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science in the first instance.
|Course Learning Outcome|
Demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues.
Apply legal reasoning, critical analysis and research to generate appropriate responses to legal problems.
Demonstrate an understanding of approaches to ethical decision-making and an ability to recognise, reflect upon, and respond to ethical issues likely to arise in professional contexts.
Demonstrate an ability to recognise and reflect upon the professional responsibilities of lawyers in promoting justice and in service to the community.
Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between law and sustainability.
Demonstrate an understanding of a broad and coherent body of knowledge that includes the fundamental areas of law, the Australian legal system, and underlying principles and concepts, including international and comparative contexts, and the broader contexts within which legal issues arise.
Demonstrate an understanding of the international and comparative contexts in which legal issues arise.
Learn and work independently.
Reflect on and assess their own capabilities and performance, and seek and make use of feedback as appropriate, to determine personal and professional development needs and achievements.
Access, manage and evaluate sources of information relevant to legal research and practice
Communicate in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive for legal and non-legal audiences.
Collaborate effectively and constructively with others.
Apply an understanding of Australian Indigenous perspectives to all aspects of legal professional practice.
Law students can undertake voluntary legal experience and professional placement with legal firms or offices, to complement their practical legal skills and become familiar with the issues facing working lawyers.
Students complete a 140-hour exercise science professional placement in the third year of the course. Placements might be in health and sporting centres, clubs, schools and academies or sport and recreation centres.
There are no majors in this double degree, however, a diverse range of law-based elective units is available.
Honours is embedded in the Bachelor of Laws degree and requires the completion of two specific Law units in addition to a high academic achievement overall. See course structure for details.
|Location||Teaching period||UAC code||QTAC code|
|Gold Coast||Session 1 , Session 2||N/A||N/A|
|Lismore||Session 1 , Session 2||N/A||N/A|
The Bachelor of Laws fulfils the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession, but professional admission authorities also require law graduates of all universities to complete practical legal training or similar to be eligible to practise as a lawyer.
Students who intend to practise law outside Australia should check with the relevant country’s admission body to confirm their practising requirements.
The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science is accredited by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) at the Exercise Science level. All graduates will be eligible for full membership as Exercise Scientists with ESSA.
Please note: In order to apply to be an Accredited Exercise Scientist, ESSA requirements for English language must be met.
The course is also recognised by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) of America.
Graduates are eligible for registration as an Exercise Professional with Fitness Australia (FA) and as a Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA).
We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.
Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.
To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, Bachelor of Laws, students must complete 40 units (480 credit points), comprising:
- 35 core units (420 credit points); and
- 5 Law electives (60 credit points).
Bachelor of Laws with Honours
To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Laws with Honours, students must:
- fulfil the requirements of the Bachelor of Laws; and
- complete the units LAW10181 - Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method and LAW00524 - Independent Legal Research; and
- achieve a satisfactory standard of academic performance in law units as determined by the School Board, School of Law and Justice.
Class of Honours
The Bachelor of Laws with Honours may be awarded in the following classes:
- First Class Honours;
- Second Class Honours (Division I); or
- Second Class Honours (Division II).
Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.
Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.
Attendance at a compulsory workshop is required.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Level of learning||Notes|
|LAW00051||Legal Research and Writing||Introductory|
|LAW00111||Legal Process||Introductory||Note 1|
|HEA00331||Principles of Behaviour in Physical Activity||Introductory|
|BIO71002||Human Physiology I||Introductory|
|BIO71003||Human Physiology II||Introductory|
|NUT00214||Food and Nutrition in Health||Introductory|
|LAW10001||Contract Law I||Introductory|
|LAW10003||Contract Law II||Intermediate|
|MAT71004||Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners||Introductory|
|BIO00209||Musculoskeletal Functional Anatomy||Intermediate|
|MNG00301||Management for Sport and Exercise||Introductory|
|SCI72001||Mechanics for Movement||Intermediate|
|BIO71001||Human Growth, Development and Ageing||Introductory|
|LAW72009||Principles of Equity||Advanced|
|HMS00203||Sports Conditioning and Training Methods||Intermediate|
|LAW72001||Civil Litigation and Procedure||Intermediate|
|LAW00519||Professional Conduct||Advanced||Note 1|
|BIO73003||Exercise Physiology and Prescription||Advanced|
|Select five (5) elective units from the following, ensuring at least one (1) is advanced|