Course overview

Description

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 title
Master of Applied Human Performance Science (coursework and dissertation)
Award abbreviation
MAHPSc
Course code
73570
Course type
Master's degree by coursework and dissertation
Status
Current / 2024
Administered by
Human Sciences
CRICOS code
108371J

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year only
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)
Assoc/Prof Olivier Girard
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.

No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.

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.

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

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1SSEH3301Exercise Prescription and Nutrition for Health and Fitness
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
MJD-SEHDM Sport Science, Exercise and Health
or MNR-PAHLT Physical Activity and Health
or MJD-EXHSC Exercise and Health
and Successful completion of
Unit(s) SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology

or
Enrolment in
CM017 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Public Health
or CM018 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
or CM019 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Applied Human Performance Science
or CM023 Bachelor of Science and Master of Teaching - Secondary

or
Enrolment in
73520 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
or 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
Incompatibility
Enrolment in
SSEH2201 Exercise Prescription and Delivery
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week plus fitness testing
S1SSEH3345Lifespan Motor Development
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
MJD-SEHDM Sport Science, Exercise and Health
or MJD-EXHSC Exercise and Health
or MNR-PAHLT Physical Activity and Health
and Successful completion of
SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology

or
Enrolment in
CM017 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Public Health
or CM018 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
or CM019 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Applied Human Performance Science
or 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
or 73520 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Incompatibility
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
Enrolment in
MJD-SEHDM Sport Science, Exercise and Health
or MJD-SPTSC Sport Science
or MJD-ENGSC Engineering Science
and Successful completion of
SSEH2250 Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise
or ENSC2003 Engineering Electrical Fundamentals
or ENSC2004 Engineering Mechanics

or
Enrolment in
CM017 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Public Health
or CM018 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
or CM019 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Applied Human Performance Science
or 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs/practicals: 2 hours per week (formal and informal lab times)
S2SSEH3388Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
MJD-EXHSC Exercise and Health
or MJD-SEHDM Sport Science, Exercise and Health
or MNR-PAHLT Physical Activity and Health
and Successful completion of
72 points

or
Enrolment in
CM017 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Public Health
or CM018 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
or CM019 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Applied Human Performance Science
or 73520 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
or 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
Incompatibility
Successful completion of
Unit(s) SSEH2290 Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 1 hours per week
S1, S2SSEH3394Professional Practice
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
MJD-SPTSC Sport Science
or MJD-SEHDM Sport Science, Exercise and Health
or CM018 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
or CM019 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Applied Human Performance Science
or CM017 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Public Health
and Successful completion of
SSEH2295 Foundations of Work Integrated Learning

or
Enrolment in
73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
or 73520 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Incompatibility
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):

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1HMSC5004Research Methods in Human Sciences
Incompatibility
Successful completion of
APHB5500 Advanced Research Techniques
or SSEH4602 Research Methods
or APHB4002 Research Design and Analysis Part 1
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 1 hour per week
S1HMSC5005Data Analysis in Human Sciences
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-ANHBY Anatomy & Human Biology
or HON-NEURS Neuroscience
or HON-PHYGY Physiology
or HON-SSCEH Sport Science, Exercise and Health
or 71520 Master of Biomedical Science
or 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
or 51610 Master of Exercise Science
Incompatibility
Successful completion of
Unit(s) APHB4003 Research Design and Analysis Part 2
or Unit(s) SSEH5655 Fundamentals of Data Analysis in Sport Science, Exercise and Health
or Unit(s) SSEH4603 Data Analysis
lectures: 1.5 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week
S1, S2SSEH5020Literature Review and Research Proposal
Prerequisites
satisfy eligibility criteria for research project
or dissertation for course and Course Enrolment 52510 Master of Exercise Science (ID 294)
or 73520 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (ID 429)
or 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
or CM019 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Applied Human Performance Science CM018 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Co-requisites
SSEH5021 Sport Science Exercise and Health Research Project Part 1 (ID 6092)
1 hour weekly meetings with supervisor
S1, S2SSEH5021Sport Science Exercise and Health Research Project Part 1
Prerequisites
satisfy eligibility criteria for research project
or dissertation for course and Course Enrolment 52510 Master of Exercise Science (ID 294)
or 73520 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (ID 429)
or 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
or CM019 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Applied Human Performance Science
or CM018 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Co-requisites
SSEH5020 Literature Review and Research Proposal (ID 6091)
averarge 1 hour weekly meetings with research supervisor
S1, S2SSEH5022Sport Science Exercise and Health Research Project Part 2
Prerequisites
52510 Master of Exercise Science
or 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
SSEH5021 Sport Science Exercise and Health Research Project Part 1
and Enrolment in
SSEH5023 Sport Science Exercise and Health Research Project Part 3
average 1 hour weekly meetings with research supervisor
S1, S2SSEH5023Sport Science Exercise and Health Research Project Part 3
Prerequisites
52510 Master of Exercise Science
or 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
SSEH5021 Sport Science Exercise and Health Research Project Part 1
and Enrolment in
SSEH5022 Sport Science Exercise and Health Research Project Part 2
average 1 hour weekly meetings with research supervisor
S1SSEH5026Exploring the Limits of Human Performance
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
S2SSEH5027Strength and Conditioning in Human Performance Settings
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
S1SSEH5029Start -ups in Human Performance
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
TBD
NSSSEH5111Developing Skill Sets in Human Performance Settings
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
or Enrolment in
CM019 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Applied Human Performance Science
Blended teaching model, including synchronous and asynchronous online learning and face-to-face applied workshops. These workshops will run in alternate weeks through out the semester. Additionally students will complete 120 placement hours.
S2SSEH5222Applications of Knowledge in Human Performance Settings
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
or Enrolment in
CM019 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Applied Human Performance Science
Blended teaching model, including synchronous and asynchronous online learning and face-to-face applied workshops. Additionally students will complete 120 placement hours.
S1SSEH5333Networks and Collaboration in Human Performance Settings
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
or Enrolment in
CM019 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Applied Human Performance Science
Blended teaching model, including synchronous and asynchronous online learning and face-to-face applied workshops. Additionally students will complete 120 placement hours.

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:

SSEH5026 Exploring the Limits of Human Performance

SSEH5027 Strength and Conditioning in Human Performance

SSEH5029 Start ups in Human Performance

SSEH5111 Developing skill sets in Human Performance settings

, 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:

SSEH5026 Exploring the Limits of Human Performance

SSEH5027 Strength and Conditioning in Human Performance

SSEH5029 Start ups in Human Performance

SSEH5111 Developing Skill Sets in Human Performance Settings

SSEH5222 Applications of Knowledge in Human Performance Settings

SSEH5333 Networks and Collaboration in Human Performance Settings

HMSC5005 Data Analysis

HMSC5004 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 a relevant bachelor degree and provided an official ESSA "Graduate Entry Assessment" letter that demonstrates equivalence with "Exercise Science" members; are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than 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 in terms of Rule 8 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).