Our four-year degree combines both athletic therapy and exercise therapy into one unique and comprehensive program.
What to expect
The Bachelor of Athletic & Exercise Therapy is a four-year program located at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence on the Interurban campus. The program includes a minimum of 1,200 clinical and fieldwork hours.
In your first year, you'll cover the basics of human anatomy, psychology and health. You'll also be introduced to a range of sport and fitness activities including skiing, kayaking and cycling.
In second year, you'll do your first two practical placements. You'll start learning about injury prevention and treatment, as well as health maintenance.
In third year you'll begin to learn about injury assessment and rehabilitation. You'll also be introduced to the concepts of health and fitness promotion. In addition to classroom learning, direct patient care will be a part of your daily regimen.
In fourth year all of your theoretical and clinical knowledge comes together. In your final clinical placements, you'll have greater independence and responsibility, and be able to demonstrate the concepts of manual therapy, research methods, and ergonomics.