Sport Science major

Do you want to work with elite athletes or the general public in the health and fitness sector? The Sport Science major will prepare you thoroughly for a successful career in the sport and recreation industries. You will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding needed in areas such as sport management and delivery, and in service delivery essential for athlete preparation and specialised fitness industries. The award-winning sport science practicum provides you with valuable workplace experience enabling you to integrate theoretical concepts with professional practice; interact with other professionals; as well as gain eligibility to apply for membership in Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA). Placements are available in WA (at no cost) and overseas (at the student's expense). When this major is taken with the Exercise and Health major, this combination leads to accreditation as an exercise scientist.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) understand the relationship between human structural, functional and behavioural characteristics and their application in the development and support for athletes and coaches to achieve success in the sporting arena; (2) apply this knowledge in the assessment of physical, physiological and mechanical characteristics of sports performance, and the prescription of appropraite interventions to maintain athlete strengths and improve weaknesses; and (3) demonstrate excellence, creativity and intellectual exploration.

Degree-specific major

Sport Science can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

BP004 Bachelor of Science
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

Sport Science is a degree-specific single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • three Level 2 units
  • four Level 3 units
  • four Level 1 complementary units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period

Level 1

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement
Incompatibility:
SSEH1108 Functional Anatomy Foundations for Podiatry; HMES1108 Functional Anatomy Foundations for Podiatry
S2 SSEH1102 Applied Anatomy and Athletic Performance
Complementary units
Take all complementary units (24 points) or, for students who have ATAR Mathematics:Applications, WACE Mathematics 2C/2D or equivalent or higher, take only ANHB1101, ANHB1102 and SSEH1103 (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human
S2 ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
S1, S2 MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals
Incompatibility:
ATAR Mathematics Methods; WACE Mathematics 3A/3B; MATH0700 Preparatory Mathematics; ECON1111 Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics;
or
equivalent
or
higher
S1, S2, SS SSEH1103 Physical Fitness and Health

Level 2

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 SSEH2240 Motor Learning and Control
S1 SSEH2250 Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise
S1 SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology

Level 3

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 SSEH3355 Biomechanical Principles
Prerequisites:
SSEH2250 Biomechanics
or
any Level 2 PHYS unit
or
any Level 2 ENSC unit
S1 SSEH3365 Sport Physiology
Prerequisites:
SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
S1, S2 SSEH3393 Professional Practice Part 1
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (Sport Science major)
or
Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Health major) and must have completed 72 points toward the degree; for pre-2012 courses: enrolment in a major in Sport Science (MJ-SSCEH)
or
Exercise and Health (PG-EXHSC) and must have completed 72 points in the degree
Incompatibility:
SSEH3392 Professional Practice; SSEH3390 Professional Practice Part 1; SSEH3391 Professional Practice Part 2
S1, S2 SSEH3394 Professional Practice Part 2
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (Sport Science major)
or
the Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Health major) and must have completed 72 points in the degree; for pre-2012 courses: enrolment in a major in Sport Science (MJ-SSCEH)
or
Exercise and Health (PG-EXHSC) and must have completed 72 points in the degree
Incompatibility:
SSEH3392 Professional Practice; SSEH3390 Professional Practice Part 1; SSEH3391 Professional Practice Part 2

Choosing your degree-specific major

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how the Sport Science degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Science course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP004-SPTSC

There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .

Choosing a second major

You also have the option to choose a second major from those available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design Only available to re-enrolling students. or Bachelor of Science course, giving you the opportunity to pursue your interests no matter how different they are.

The following example illustrates how the Sport Science degree-specific major can be combined with a second major in the Bachelor of Science course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP004-SPTSC-Generic

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

Sport Science can also be taken as a second major.

Second major

Sport Science can be taken as a second major in the following degree courses:

Overview of unit sequence

The Sport Science second major is a single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • three Level 2 units
  • four Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2

Level 1

Second major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement
Incompatibility:
SSEH1108 Functional Anatomy Foundations for Podiatry; HMES1108 Functional Anatomy Foundations for Podiatry
S2 SSEH1102 Applied Anatomy and Athletic Performance

Level 2

Second major units
Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 SSEH2240 Motor Learning and Control
S1 SSEH2250 Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise
S1 SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology

Level 3

Second major units
Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 SSEH3355 Biomechanical Principles
Prerequisites:
SSEH2250 Biomechanics
or
any Level 2 PHYS unit
or
any Level 2 ENSC unit
S1 SSEH3365 Sport Physiology
Prerequisites:
SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
S1, S2 SSEH3393 Professional Practice Part 1
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (Sport Science major)
or
Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Health major) and must have completed 72 points toward the degree; for pre-2012 courses: enrolment in a major in Sport Science (MJ-SSCEH)
or
Exercise and Health (PG-EXHSC) and must have completed 72 points in the degree
Incompatibility:
SSEH3392 Professional Practice; SSEH3390 Professional Practice Part 1; SSEH3391 Professional Practice Part 2
S1, S2 SSEH3394 Professional Practice Part 2
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (Sport Science major)
or
the Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Health major) and must have completed 72 points in the degree; for pre-2012 courses: enrolment in a major in Sport Science (MJ-SSCEH)
or
Exercise and Health (PG-EXHSC) and must have completed 72 points in the degree
Incompatibility:
SSEH3392 Professional Practice; SSEH3390 Professional Practice Part 1; SSEH3391 Professional Practice Part 2

Choosing a second major

The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you the option of including a second major. You have the choice to either nominate your second major when you first enrol in the course or delay it until your second year. For a major to be recorded on your academic record it must be nominated before the requirements of the course are completed.

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how Sport Science can be included as a second major in an undergraduate degree course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSPGeneric-DSMGeneric-SPTSC

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

Sport Science can also be taken as a degree-specific major.