Course summary

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Bachelor of Laws fulfils the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession in Australia. 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 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).


Course overview

Course code

3206105

Course abbreviation

BSport&ExSc, LLB

Credit points

480

Equivalent units

40

Duration

5 years full-time; 10 years part-time

Duration

5 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Session 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, Bachelor of Laws, students must complete the equivalent of 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 LAWS4002 - Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method and LAWS4001 - Independent Legal Research; and
  • achieve a satisfactory standard of academic performance in law units as determined by the Faculty Board, Faculty of Business, Law and Arts.

Class of Honours

This degree may be awarded in the following classes:

1. First Class;

2. Second Class (Division 1);

3. Second Class (Division 2); or

4. Third Class.


Schedule of units

Title Note

Core Units

LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing
LEGL1005 - Legal Process Note 1
PSYC1006 - Principles of Behaviour in Physical Activity
HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I
LAWS2015 - Torts
LAWS2005 - Constitutional Law
HBIO1008 - Human Physiology II
NUTR1001 - Food and Nutrition in Health
LAWS2002 - Contract Law I
LAWS2008 - Criminal Procedure
LEGL1006 - Jurisprudence
HBIO1001 - Human Anatomy
LAWS2003 - Contract Law II
LAWS2009 - Criminal Law
STAT2001 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
HBIO2001 - Musculoskeletal Functional Anatomy
LAWS2007 - Corporations Law
BUSN1001 - Management for Sport and Exercise
SCIN2002 - Mechanics for Movement
HBIO1006 - Human Growth, Development and Ageing
LAWS2012 - Property Principles
LAWS2017 - Principles of Equity
SPRT2001 - Sports Conditioning and Training Methods
PSYC2003 - Exercise Psychology
LAWS2016 - Evidence
LAWS2013 - Civil Litigation and Procedure
HLTH2002 - Exercise Physiology
HBIO2002 - Motor Control
LAWS2006 - Administrative Law
LAWS3003 - Professional Conduct Note 1
HLTH2001 - Motor Learning
HLTH3002 - Exercise Physiology and Prescription
SPRT3001 - Professional Preparation
LAWS2010 - Environmental Law
SCIN3001 - Applied Biomechanics

Electives

Select five (5) elective units from the following, ensuring at least one (1) is advanced

Title Note
ACCT2001 - Taxation
ACCT3001 - Advanced Taxation
LAWS2056 - Family Law Practice
LEGL2008 - Conveyancing Law Note 1
LAWS2057 - Welfare Law
LAWS2060 - Drugs, Crime and the Law
LAWS2018 - Wills and Estates
LAWS2019 - Employment and Industrial Relations Law
JUST2005 - EEO and OH&S Law and Practice
LAWS2014 - Local Government and Planning Law
JUST2001 - Victimology
LAWS2020 - Intellectual Property
LAWS3001 - Clinical Legal Experience
LAWS3002 - Law Placement
LAWS2021 - International Business Law
LEGL2010 - Information Technology and the Law
LAWS2022 - Competition and Consumer Law
LEGL2011 - Mediation and Dispute Resolution Note 1
LEGL2012 - Mediation Practice and Procedure Note 1
LAWS2054 - Criminology
LAWS2038 - Advanced Advocacy
LAWS2023 - International Law
JUST2004 - Human Rights
LAWS2024 - Commercial Law
LAWS4001 - Independent Legal Research
JUST2002 - International Criminal Justice
JUST2003 - Restorative Justice
LAWS2025 - Stock Exchange and Finance Law
LEGL2017 - Public Interest Advocacy
LAWS2026 - Entertainment Law
LAWS2063 - Race and the Law
LEGL2018 - Mediating Across Cultures
LAWS4002 - Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method
LAWS2052 - Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law
LEGL2009 - Mooting
LAWS2059 - International Human Rights Law
LAWS2028 - Animal Law
LAWS2031 - Sexual Orientation and the Law
LAWS2032 - Comparative Law
LAWS2050 - International Trade and Development Law
LAWS2065 - Ecological Jurisprudence
LAWS2046 - Advanced Sports Law
LAWS2048 - International Humanitarian Law
LAWS2011 - Statutory Interpretation
LAW73003 - Remedies
LAWS2037 - Indigenous Jurisprudence
LAWS2066 - Climate Law and Policy
LAWS2034 - The Rhetoric of Law
LAWS2041 - Legal Fictions: Writing the Law
POLT2005 - Struggles, Movements, and the Idea of Communism
LAWS2035 - International Business Negotiations
INDG2012 - Indigenous Rights
LAWS3004 - Jessup Moot
LAWS2042 - Information Environmentalism
LAWS2044 - Crimen Exceptum: The English Witch Prosecution in Context Note 1
LAWS2049 - Wisdom, Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property Note 1
LAWS2027 - Introduction to Chinese Business Law
JUST2007 - Performances and Power in Literature and the Law
JUST2008 - Justice Framed: Law in Films and in Graphic Novels/Comics
JUST2006 - Shifting Cultural Paradigms: Law & Literature After Postmodernism
JUST2012 - The Art of Advocacy: Mooting and Performance Rhetoric
LAWS2068 - Borders and Boundaries: Writing About Family in the 21st century
LAWS2067 - Crossing the Line: Law and Morality in Fiction
JUST2010 - Myths for the Future: Law and Climate Fiction in the 21st Century
LAWS3005 - European Union: Internal Market
LAWS2069 - Troubling Transactions in Private Law

Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Title Note
Year 1, Session 1
Part-time students should complete the first two units in Year 1, Session 1. The remaining two units should be completed in Year 2, Session 1.
LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing
LEGL1005 - Legal Process
PSYC1006 - Principles of Behaviour in Physical Activity
HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I
Year 1, Session 2
Part-time students should complete the first two units in Year 1, Session 2. The remaining two units should be completed in Year 2, Session 2.
LAWS2015 - Torts
LAWS2005 - Constitutional Law
HBIO1008 - Human Physiology II
NUTR1001 - Food and Nutrition in Health
Year 2, Session 1
LAWS2002 - Contract Law I
LAWS2008 - Criminal Procedure
LEGL1006 - Jurisprudence
HBIO1001 - Human Anatomy
Year 2, Session 2
LAWS2003 - Contract Law II
LAWS2009 - Criminal Law
STAT2001 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
HBIO2001 - Musculoskeletal Functional Anatomy
Year 3, Session 1
LAWS2007 - Corporations Law
BUSN1001 - Management for Sport and Exercise
SCIN2002 - Mechanics for Movement
HBIO1006 - Human Growth, Development and Ageing
Year 3, Session 2
LAWS2012 - Property Principles
LAWS2017 - Principles of Equity
SPRT2001 - Sports Conditioning and Training Methods
PSYC2003 - Exercise Psychology
Year 4, Session 1
LAWS2016 - Evidence
LAWS2013 - Civil Litigation and Procedure
HLTH2002 - Exercise Physiology
HBIO2002 - Motor Control
Year 4, Session 2
LAWS2006 - Administrative Law
LAWS3003 - Professional Conduct Note 1
HLTH2001 - Motor Learning
HLTH3002 - Exercise Physiology and Prescription
Year 5, Session 1
SPRT3001 - Professional Preparation
LAWS2010 - Environmental Law
Select unit from Law Electives
Select unit from Law Electives
Year 5, Session 2
SCIN3001 - Applied Biomechanics
Select unit from Law Electives
Select unit from Law Electives
Select unit from Law Electives

Title Note
Year 1, Session 2
LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing
LEGL1005 - Legal Process
NUTR1001 - Food and Nutrition in Health
HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I
Year 2, Session 1
LAWS2002 - Contract Law I
LAWS2008 - Criminal Procedure
PSYC1006 - Principles of Behaviour in Physical Activity
BUSN1001 - Management for Sport and Exercise
Year 2, Session 2
LAWS2003 - Contract Law II
LAWS2009 - Criminal Law
HBIO1008 - Human Physiology II
STAT2001 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
Year 3, Session 1
LEGL1006 - Jurisprudence
LAWS2007 - Corporations Law
HBIO1001 - Human Anatomy
HBIO1006 - Human Growth, Development and Ageing
Year 3, Session 2
LAWS2005 - Constitutional Law
LAWS2015 - Torts
PSYC2003 - Exercise Psychology
HBIO2001 - Musculoskeletal Functional Anatomy
Year 4, Session 1
LAWS2016 - Evidence
LAWS2013 - Civil Litigation and Procedure
LAWS2010 - Environmental Law
HBIO2002 - Motor Control
Year 4, Session 2
LAWS2012 - Property Principles
LAWS2017 - Principles of Equity
SPRT2001 - Sports Conditioning and Training Methods
HLTH2001 - Motor Learning
Year 5, Session 1
HLTH2002 - Exercise Physiology
SCIN2002 - Mechanics for Movement
SPRT3001 - Professional Preparation
Select unit from Law Electives
Year 5, Session 2
LAWS2006 - Administrative Law
LAWS3003 - Professional Conduct Note 1
HLTH3002 - Exercise Physiology and Prescription
SCIN3001 - Applied Biomechanics
Year 6, Session 1
Select unit from Law Electives
Select unit from Law Electives
Select unit from Law Electives
Select unit from Law Electives

Title Note
Year 1, Session 3
LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing
LEGL1005 - Legal Process Note 1
Year 2, Session 1 follow the course progression for Session 1 commencement excluding the completed units.

Notes

Note 1: Attendance at a compulsory workshop is required.

Unit groups

Law Electives

Title Note
ACCT2001 - Taxation
ACCT3001 - Advanced Taxation
LAWS2056 - Family Law Practice
LEGL2008 - Conveyancing Law Note 1
LAWS2057 - Welfare Law
LAWS2060 - Drugs, Crime and the Law
LAWS2018 - Wills and Estates
LAWS2019 - Employment and Industrial Relations Law
JUST2005 - EEO and OH&S Law and Practice
LAWS2014 - Local Government and Planning Law
JUST2001 - Victimology
LAWS2020 - Intellectual Property
LAWS3001 - Clinical Legal Experience
LAWS3002 - Law Placement
LAWS2021 - International Business Law
LEGL2010 - Information Technology and the Law
LAWS2022 - Competition and Consumer Law
LEGL2011 - Mediation and Dispute Resolution Note 1
LEGL2012 - Mediation Practice and Procedure Note 1
LAWS2054 - Criminology
LAWS2038 - Advanced Advocacy
LAWS2023 - International Law
JUST2004 - Human Rights
LAWS2024 - Commercial Law
LAWS4001 - Independent Legal Research
JUST2002 - International Criminal Justice
JUST2003 - Restorative Justice
LAWS2025 - Stock Exchange and Finance Law
LEGL2017 - Public Interest Advocacy
LAWS2026 - Entertainment Law
LAWS2063 - Race and the Law
LEGL2018 - Mediating Across Cultures
LAWS4002 - Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method
LAWS2052 - Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law
LEGL2009 - Mooting
LAWS2059 - International Human Rights Law
LAWS2028 - Animal Law
LAWS2031 - Sexual Orientation and the Law
LAWS2032 - Comparative Law
LAWS2050 - International Trade and Development Law
LAWS2065 - Ecological Jurisprudence
LAWS2046 - Advanced Sports Law
LAWS2048 - International Humanitarian Law
LAWS2011 - Statutory Interpretation
LAW73003 - Remedies
LAWS2037 - Indigenous Jurisprudence
LAWS2066 - Climate Law and Policy
LAWS2034 - The Rhetoric of Law
LAWS2041 - Legal Fictions: Writing the Law
POLT2005 - Struggles, Movements, and the Idea of Communism
LAWS2035 - International Business Negotiations
INDG2012 - Indigenous Rights
LAWS3004 - Jessup Moot
LAWS2042 - Information Environmentalism
LAWS2044 - Crimen Exceptum: The English Witch Prosecution in Context Note 1
LAWS2049 - Wisdom, Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property Note 1
LAWS2027 - Introduction to Chinese Business Law
JUST2007 - Performances and Power in Literature and the Law
JUST2008 - Justice Framed: Law in Films and in Graphic Novels/Comics
JUST2006 - Shifting Cultural Paradigms: Law & Literature After Postmodernism
JUST2012 - The Art of Advocacy: Mooting and Performance Rhetoric
LAWS2068 - Borders and Boundaries: Writing About Family in the 21st century
LAWS2067 - Crossing the Line: Law and Morality in Fiction
JUST2010 - Myths for the Future: Law and Climate Fiction in the 21st Century
LAWS3005 - European Union: Internal Market
LAWS2069 - Troubling Transactions in Private Law