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Southern Cross University (SCU)

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Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, Bachelor of Laws

  • Bachelor

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.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
5 years full-time, 10 years part-time
Course Code
3206105
Study Mode
In person
ATAR
80

About this course

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.

Study locations

Gold Coast

Lismore

What you will learn

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.

Career pathways

Graduates will have an array of opportunities to employ their legal skills across the health, sport, fitness and leisure industries, as employees or in private practice. There are several career paths that combine a knowledge of health, sport, fitness or leisure industries with law in sports administration and management or as a lawyer with a specialisation in sports-related issues.

Course structure

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 School Board, School of Law and Justice.

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.