Exercise Science Placements
All students completing the Bachelor of Exercise Science will be required to complete 140 hours of placements in order to graduate and be eligible for Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) accreditation. Placements play an integral role in educating UOW students far beyond meeting the hours required for professional accreditation. They aim to provide meaningful student learning and practical experience with quality supervisors. The knowledge gained through these practical experience’s aligns with the knowledge gained within the 3-year Exercise Science degree in order to strengthen graduate readiness for the practicalities and challenges associated with entering the workforce.
The Exercise Science placement program aims to:
- Provide students with meaningful experiences for professional development with health professionals and organisations that deliver exercise programs to an ‘apparently healthy’ clientele,
- Expose students to a range of different methods of exercise assessment and prescription, communication, and education, and,
- Develop student awareness, organisation and planning, teamwork and collaboration, professional communication and negotiation skills with clients and a range of health professionals working in fitness and health promotion