Master of Applied Human Performance Science (coursework)

The Applied Human Performance Science program uses an interdisciplinary approach, covering fields of advanced exercise physiology, performance psychology, human movement and ergonomics, energy metabolism (nutrition), exercise programming and prescription, load monitoring and analytics among others. Students are encouraged to apply their knowledge of the underpinning applied exercise and sport sciences to the development of targeted High Peformance enhancement interventions. The extensive work-integrated learning program will enable them to develop skills and experience in solving real-world problems. They will gain knowledge on how individuals exposed to a range of difficult surroundings are selected, protected and prepared to enter such environments. Graduates will be able to better assist them to continually push the boundaries of where humans can play, explore, work, live and thrive. This program also aims to boost students' knowledge and experience of how technology can be used in the management and treatment of a variety of conditions.

Course overview

Course title
Master of Applied Human Performance Science (coursework)
Award abbreviation
MAHPSc
Course code
73570
Course type
master's degree by coursework only
Status
current / 2022
Administered by
Human Sciences
CRICOS code
108371J

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
full-time only
Articulation
The Master of Applied Human Performance Science has the following exit awards: 71240 Graduate Certificate in Applied Human Performance Science (24 points) (24 points), 71340 Graduate Diploma in Applied Human Performance Science (48 points) (48 points)
Credit points required
96
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1.5 full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 72 points of taught units and 24 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the School
Maximum course duration
2 full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 96 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
Time limit
5 years
Delivery mode
multi-mode
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Available to international students
Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
Course Coordinator(s)
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

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; N/A = not available in 2022

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

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2023 or 2024.

Students who have not completed (a) a Bachelor of Science from this university with an extended major in Sport Science, Exercise and Health, or equivalent ; or (b) a bachelor's degree in Sport, Exercise and/or Movement Sciences from a recognised tertiary institution that has been accredited by ESSA at the 'Exercise Science' level must complete relevant conversion unit(s) up to the value of 24 points

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2SSEH2290Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 1 hours per week
S1SSEH3301Exercise Prescription and Nutrition for Health and Fitness
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 1 hour per week plus fitness testing
S1SSEH3345Lifespan Motor Development
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one level 2 Unit(s) SSEH2xxx
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) SSEH3385 Motor Development and Dysfunction
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: weeks 7, 9, 11, 12; labs: 1 hour for the first 6 weeks; practicals: 2 hours per week for weeks 2–13
S1SSEH3355Biomechanical Principles
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) SSEH2250 Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise or level 2 Unit(s) PHYS2xxx or level 2 Unit(s) ENSC2xxx
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs/practicals: 2 hours per week (formal and informal lab times)
S1, S2SSEH3394Professional Practice
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in Major(s) MJD-SPTSC Sport Science or Major(s) MJD-EXHSC Exercise and Health and Successful completion of 72 points in your chosen degree
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) SSEH3392 Professional Practice
seminars: 1 hour per week for 13 weeks; placement preparation: assignment and interview; practicum placement: 70 hours

Take all units (72 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1SSEH4633Advanced Biomechanical Methods
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in HON-SSCEH Sport Science, Exercise and Health or 52510 Master of Exercise Science or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering or 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures: 1 x 2 hours per week; labs: 1 x 2 hours per week
S1SSEH4644Advanced Exercise Physiology
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in HON-SSCEH Sport Science, Exercise and Health 52510 Master of Exercise Science 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science and Successful completion of two Unit(s) in exercise physiology or Enrolment in 71520 Master of Biomedical Science or Major(s) MJD-PHYGY Physiology and Successful completion of one Unit(s) ANHB5504 Integrative Anatomical and Human Studies or Unit(s) PHYL3004 Physiology of Integrated Organ Function or equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures: 3 hours per week; plus practicum work
S2SSEH4654Advanced Concepts in Motor Control and Learning
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in HON-SSCEH Sport Science, Exercise and Health or 52510 Master of Exercise Science or 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science or 50380 Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures/labs: 2 hours per week; plus project work
N/ASSEH5025Nutrition for Human Performance
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
TBD
S1SSEH5026Exploring the Limits of Human Performance
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
TBD
S2SSEH5027Strength and Conditioning in Human Performance Settings
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2SSEH5028Testing, Reporting and Interpreting in Human Performance
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
TBD
S2SSEH5475Advanced Psychology of Sport
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 52510 Master of Exercise Science or 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) SSEH3375 Psychology of Sport
lectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week; project work: approximately 80 hours
S1SSEH5654Fundamentals in Research Methods
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 52330 Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety or 51610 Master of Exercise Science or 52510 Master of Exercise Science or 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
lectures/seminars: 3 hours per week
S1, S2SSEH5691Industry Practicum 1
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 50380 Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation or 73520 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology or 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science and prior approval
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Combined synchronous and asynchronous learning incorporating distinct learning modules and tasks and clinical learning/skills. Weekly workshops will be conducted included required face-to-face sessions linked with preparation for clinical practice and work integrated learning.
S2SSEH5692Industry Practicum 2
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 50380 Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation or 73520 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology or 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science and prior approval
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
The lectures, laboratories and seminars will occur in two 3-week intensive blocks (at the beginning and end of semester), leaving a 8-week space in between for Work Integrated Learning (WIL). These intensive teaching blocks will require your presence on campus full time.
S1, S2SSEH5693Industry Practicum 3
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 73520 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology or 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science and prior approval
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
The lectures, laboratories and seminars will occur in two 3-week intensive blocks (at the beginning and end of semester), leaving a 8-week space in between for Work Integrated Learning (WIL). These intensive teaching blocks will require your presence on campus full time.

See also the rules for the course and the Student 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 and Communication and Research Skills modules

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.(1) 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, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

(2) Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 7.0 and no band less than 7.0.

(3) Applicants presenting with the TOEFL iBT require an overall score of at least 94, a minimum score of 27 in the Writing section, a minimum score of 23 in the Speaking section, and no other sub-score less than 24.

(4) Applicants presenting with the Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic)

require an overall score of at least 65 and no sub-score less than 65.

(5) Applicants presenting with the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test require an overall score of at least 185.

(6) The UWA Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT) Bridging Course does not satisfy the English Language Competency requirements of this course.

Admission requirements

4.(1) 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;

and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent.

(2) Applicants must compete for a place in Semester 1 if they have either;

(a) a bachelor's degree that has been accredited by Exercise & Sport Science Australia at the 'Exercise Science' level;

or

(b) an official ESSA "Graduate Entry Assessment" letter that demonstrates equivalence with "Exercise Science" members.

(3) All other applicants must compete for a place in Semester 2, and must have a relevant bachelor's degree that included foundation units in anatomy, functional anatomy, human physiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology and research methods/statistics.

Admission ranking and selection

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

(a) the weighted average mark;

and

(b) the intake quota for that semester

Articulations and exit awards

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

  • 71240 Graduate Certificate in Applied Human Performance Science (24 points)
  • 71340 Graduate Diploma in Applied Human Performance Science (48 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Applied Human Performance Science course before completing it, and completes all units from the list below:

SSEH5025 Nutrition for Human Performance

SSEH5026 Exploring the Limits of Human Performance

SSEH5027 Strength and Conditioning in Human Performance

SSEH5025 Testing, Reporting and Interpreting in Human Performance

, may apply to the School to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Applied Human Performance Science.

(3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Applied Human Performance Science course before completing it, and completes all units from the list below:

SSEH5025 Nutrition for Human Performance

SSEH5026 Exploring the Limits of Human Performance

SSEH5027 Strength and Conditioning in Human Performance

SSEH5025 Testing, Reporting and Interpreting in Human Performance

and four from the list below:

SSEH4633 Advanced Biomechanical Methods

SSEH4644 Advanced Exercise Physiology

SSEH4654 Advanced Concepts in Motor Control and Learning

SSEH5475 Advanced Psychology of Sport

SSEH5654 Fundamentals in Research Methods, may apply to the School to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Applied Human Performance Science.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points (maximum value) which include conversion units to a value of 24 points.

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

(3) Students who have completed (a) a bachelor's degree that has been accredited by Exercise & Sport Science Australia at the 'Exercise Science' level;

or

(b) a relevant bachelor degree and provided an official ESSA "Graduate Entry Assessment" letter that demonstrates equivalence with "Exercise Science" members;

and

(c) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS 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.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

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 which is calculated based on—

(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.

Deferrals

13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).