UWA Handbook 2017

Course details

Master of Exercise Science (coursework or coursework and dissertation)

This course is aimed at students wishing to undertake advanced coursework study majoring in one of the sub-discipline areas within exercise science. There is a choice of postgraduate units within biomechanics; motor control and development; exercise physiology and biochemistry; health behaviour and performance psychology and exercise rehabilitation.

Course overview

Course overview

Course titleMaster of Exercise Science (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
Award abbreviationMExSc
Course code52510
Course typemaster's degree by coursework or by coursework and dissertation
Statuscurrent / 2017
Administered byFaculty of Science
CRICOS code064927A
COURSE DETAILS
  
Intake periodsBeginning of year and mid-year
Attendance typefull- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
ArticulationThe Master of Exercise Science has the following exit awards: 71330 Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science (48 points), 51390 Graduate Diploma in Sport & Recreation Management (48 points)
Credit points required96
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration1.5 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 72 points of taught units and 24 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the Faculty
Maximum course duration2 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 96 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
Time limit5 years
Delivery modeinternal
Locations offeredUWA (Perth)
Domestic fee typePostgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Sandy Gordon

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

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period

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

Previous specialisations in a) Biological science and b) Behavioural science are no longer relevant; hinder the progress of students; and cannot be used to obtain ESSA accreditation as an Exercise Physiologist.

Specialisations changed to a) Sport and Exercise Science; and b) Sport and Recreation Management.

Take all units (12 points):

S2SCIE4481Good, Bogus and Corrupted Science
S1, S2SSEH5692Industry Practicum II

For students in coursework and dissertation only, take all units (24 points)::

S1, S2SSEH5020Literature Review and Research Proposal
S1, S2SSEH5021Sport Science Exercise and Health Research Project Part 1
S1, S2SSEH5022Sport Science Exercise and Health Research Project Part 2
S1, S2SSEH5023Sport Science Exercise and Health Research Project Part 3

Sport and Exercise Science specialisation

Take all units (12 points):

S1SSEH5654Fundamentals in Research Methods
S1SSEH5655Fundamentals of Data Analysis in Sport Science, Exercise and Health

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

S1SSEH4633Advanced Biomechanical Methods
S1SSEH4644Advanced Exercise Physiology
S2SSEH4654Advanced Concepts in Motor Control and Learning
S2SSEH4664Exercise and Health Psychology

Students in the coursework only program select 6 units (36 points) from this list, of which 3 units (18 points) must be Level 5; while students in the coursework and dissertation program select 2 units (12 points) from this list.

S1SSEH4633Advanced Biomechanical Methods
S1SSEH4644Advanced Exercise Physiology
S2SSEH4654Advanced Concepts in Motor Control and Learning
S2SSEH4664Exercise and Health Psychology
S2SSEH5475Advanced Psychology of Sport
NSSSEH5491Health Education
NSSSEH5492Health Promotion in the Schools
S2SSEH5645Workplace Injury Prevention and Management
S2SSEH5667Paediatric Exercise Rehabilitation
S1SSEH5677Sport and Recreation Marketing
S2, NSSSEH5678Sport and Recreation Management
S2SSEH5685Work Site Health Promotion
S1SSEH5687Physical Ergonomics
S1SSEH5688Introduction to Work Health and Safety
NSSSEH5689Physical Development, Movement and Health
S1, S2SSEH5694Research Colloquium

Sport and Recreation Management specialisation

Take all units (24 points):

S1, S2ACCT5432Introductory Financial Accounting
S2MGMT5508Organisational Behaviour and Leadership
S1SSEH5677Sport and Recreation Marketing
S2, NSSSEH5678Sport and Recreation Management

Students in the coursework only program select 2 units (12 points) from this option list, while students in the coursework and dissertation program select only 1 unit (6 points)::

S2EBUS5504Electronic Business
S1, S2ECON5541Economics for Business: Applications and Policy
S1, S2FINA5432Introduction to Finance
S1, S2MGMT5507Management and Organisations
S1MKTG5406Buyer Behaviour and Decision Making

Students in the coursework only program select 4 units (24 points) from this list, while students in the coursework and dissertation program select only 1 unit (6 points):

S2SSEH4664Exercise and Health Psychology
S2SSEH5475Advanced Psychology of Sport
NSSSEH5491Health Education
S2SSEH5645Workplace Injury Prevention and Management
S1SSEH5654Fundamentals in Research Methods
S1SSEH5655Fundamentals of Data Analysis in Sport Science, Exercise and Health
S2, NSSSEH5678Sport and Recreation Management
S2SSEH5685Work Site Health Promotion
S1SSEH5687Physical Ergonomics
S1SSEH5688Introduction to Work Health and Safety
S1, S2SSEH5694Research Colloquium

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

Rules

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and 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. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

or

(b) a Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation, a Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management, or a Graduate Diploma in Work, Health and Safety, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.

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.(1) This course has the following exit awards:

  • 71330 Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science (48 points)
  • 51390 Graduate Diploma in Sport & Recreation Management (48 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Exercise Science course before completing it, but after completing 48 points, which includes course core and specialisation core units in line with the course regulations Graduate Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science.

(3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Exercise Science course before completing it, but after completing 48 points, which includes course core and specialisation core units in line with the course regulations, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Sport & Recreation Management.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points (maximum value) which includes conversion units to a value of 24 points, course core units and specialisation units. The course comprises the following specialisations:

  • SP-SPEXS Sport and Exercise Science
  • SP-SPRCM Sport and Recreation Management

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

(3) Students who have completed a Bachelor of Science with a major in Sport, Exercise and/or Movement Sciences, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty. are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.

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 8 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.

Additional rules

Research project

13. Students who want to undertake a research project as an optional unit must have—

(a) a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3 units in their UWA undergraduate major. These units must be relevant to the master's specialisation;

or

(b) a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3, 4 and 5 units completed within the course;

or

(c) equivalent as recognised by the Faculty;

and a supervisor, approved by the Faculty, must have confirmed their willingness and availability to supervise the research project.