UWA Handbook 2017

Honours course

Honours in Sport Science, Exercise and Health

Honours in Sport Science, Exercise and Health provides you with interdisciplinary research skills and advanced knowledge in a select sub-discipline area (exercise physiology/biochemistry, biomechanics, motor development, exercise and health psychology or activity promotion). The honours specialisation provides an ideal background for continuance to a PhD or other professional-based research degrees.

You will gain a greater depth of knowledge in your area of specialisation, while also developing research skills. You will learn (1) to plan, administer testing, analyse and present data both in written and oral formats; (2) prepare a written manuscript for peer-reviewed publications; (3) independent time and work management skills and the ability to develop leadership potential; (4) advanced computer skills; and (5) problem-solving and organisational skills.

Entry requirements: (a) a Bachelor of Science with a major in Sport Science or Exercise and Health, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and (b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of the relevant major. Students must secure a supervisor prior to submitting an application.

Intake periods: Beginning of year and mid-year

Honours sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2
Take all units (42 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name Unit rules
S2SCIE4481Good, Bogus and Corrupted SciencePrerequisites: enrolment in honours or postgraduate course
S1SSEH4602Research MethodsPrerequisites: enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport Science, Exercise and Health; or Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520)
S1SSEH4603Data AnalysisPrerequisites: enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport Science, Exercise and Health; or Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520)
S1, S2SSEH4711Honours Dissertation Part 1Prerequisites: enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport Science, Exercise and Health
S1, S2SSEH4712Honours Dissertation Part 2Prerequisites: enrolment in honours in Sport Science, Exercise and Health
S1, S2SSEH4713Honours Dissertation Part 3Prerequisites: enrolment in honours in Sport Science, Exercise and Health
S1, S2SSEH4714Honours Dissertation Part 4Prerequisites: enrolment in honours in Sport Science, Exercise and Health
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name Unit rules
S1SSEH4633Advanced Biomechanical MethodsPrerequisites: enrolment in honours or postgraduate study in Sport Science, Exercise and Health
S1SSEH4644Advanced Exercise PhysiologyPrerequisites: enrolment in honours or postgraduate study in Sport Science, Exercise and Health and completion of at least two units in exercise physiology
S2SSEH4654Advanced Concepts in Motor Control and LearningPrerequisites: enrolment in the Bachelor of Exercise Rehabilitation Science honours or postgraduate study in Sport Science, Exercise and Health; or the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (50380); or the Master of Exercise Science (52510)
S2SSEH4664Exercise and Health PsychologyPrerequisites: enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330); or the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (50380);or the Master of Exercise Science (52510); or the Master of Health Science (71540); or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520); or honours in the Faculty of Science