Master of Exercise Science (thesis and coursework)

This course enables advanced study or research majoring in one of the sub-discipline areas within exercise science with particular emphasis on movement science, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor learning, pedagogy, health and sport psychology. A range of units are offered to accommodate students from differing backgrounds while also permitting specialisation in the above sub-disciplinary areas within the field of exercise science. Research comprises over 66 per cent of the course.

Course overview

Course title
Master of Exercise Science (thesis and coursework)
Award abbreviation
MExSc
Course code
51610
Course type
master's degree by thesis and coursework
Status
current / 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Science
CRICOS code
064926B

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Credit points required
48
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1 year
Time limit
5 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
RTP
Course Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Sandy Gordon
Fees
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Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Take all units (48 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1SSEH5654Fundamentals in Research Methods
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Exercise Rehabilitation Science honours; or postgraduate study in Sport Science, Exercise and Health; or the Master of Exercise Science (coursework) (52510); or the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390)
S1SSEH5655Fundamentals of Data Analysis in Sport Science, Exercise and Health
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390); or the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330); or the Master of Exercise Science (coursework) (52510); or the Master of Exercise Science (thesis and coursework) (51610)
S1, S2SSEH9714Sport Science, Exercise and Health Thesis Part 1 (12 points)
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Exercise Science (thesis and coursework) (51610)
S1, S2SSEH9715Sport Science, Exercise and Health Thesis Part 2 (12 points)
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Science (Exercise Science) by (thesis and coursework) (52510) [formerly Master of Science (Human Movement) by thesis and coursework]
S1, S2SSEH9716Sport Science, Exercise and Health Thesis Part 3 (12 points)
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Science (Exercise Science) by (thesis and coursework) (52510) [formerly Master of Science (Human Movement) by thesis and coursework]

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a relevant bachelor's degree of this University with first class or second class honours with an average mark of at least 70 per cent, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty;

or

(b) a relevant Graduate Diploma in Science of this University with a research component of at least 50 per cent of the course with an average mark of at least 70 per cent in both the research and coursework components of the graduate diploma, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty.

(2) The Faculty may accept into the course an applicant who has completed the Graduate Diploma in Education with an average mark of 70 per cent provided that the applicant's proposed thesis topic relates to pedagogy.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 48 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails the same unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10. A student who fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' unless the Faculty decides otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent in—

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.