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 / 2023
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)
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
N/A
not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025

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
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week plus fitness testing
S1SSEH3345Lifespan Motor Development
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one level 2 Unit(s) SSEH2xxx
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
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs/practicals: 2 hours per week (formal and informal lab times)
S2SSEH3388Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
48 points
and Enrolment in
MJD-EXHSC Exercise and Health
or MJD-SEHDM Sport Science, Exercise and Health
or MNR-PAHLT Physical Activity and Health

or
Enrolment in
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 Major(s) MJD-SPTSC Sport Science
or Major(s) MJD-EXHSC Exercise and Health
or Major(s) MJD-SEHDM Sport Science, Exercise and Health
and Successful completion of
72 points

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

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1SSEH4603Data Analysis
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-SSCEH Sport Science, Exercise and Health
or 73520 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
lectures: 1.5 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week
S1, S2SSEH5020Literature Review and Research Proposal
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
52510 Master of Exercise Science
or 74530 Master of Work Health and Safety
or 73520 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology and satisfy eligibility criteria for research project
or dissertation
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
Unit(s) SSEH5021 Sport Science Exercise and Health Research Project Part 1
1 hour weekly meetings with supervisor
S1, S2SSEH5021Sport Science Exercise and Health Research Project Part 1
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
52510 Master of Exercise Science
or 73520 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
or 74530 Master of Work Health and Safety and satisfy eligibility criteria for research project
or dissertation
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
Unit(s) SSEH5020 Literature Review and Research Proposal
averarge 1 hour weekly meetings with research supervisor
S1, S2SSEH5022Sport Science Exercise and Health Research Project Part 2
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
52510 Master of Exercise Science
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
One Unit(s) 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
Enrolment in
52510 Master of Exercise Science
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
Three Unit(s) SSEH5020 Literature Review and Research Proposal
And Unit(s) SSEH5021 Sport Science Exercise and Health Research Project Part 1
And Unit(s) 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
S1SSEH5027Strength and Conditioning in Human Performance Settings
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
N/ASSEH5029Start -ups in Human Performance
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
TBD
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
lectures/seminars: 3 hours per week
S1, S2SSEH5691Work Integrated Learning (Clinical Exercise Physiology & Human Performance Science)
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
73520 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
or 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
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 prior approval
Blended teaching model, including synchronous and asynchronous online learning and face-to-face applied workshops. Weekly workshops will be conducted including required face-to-face sessions linked with preparation for practice and work integrated learning.
S2SSEH5692Evidence-Based Practice
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
73520 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
or 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
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 prior approval
Blended teaching model, including synchronous and asynchronous online learning and face-to-face applied workshops. Weekly workshops will be conducted including required face-to-face sessions linked with preparation for practice and work integrated learning (WIL). Students will undertake WIL with industry based hosts, and based on their individual course plans. WIL will require face-to-face attendance with placements varying in length and weekly commitment.
S1, S2SSEH5693Work Integrated Learning (Diverse Populations & Settings)
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
73520 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
or 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
or CM019 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Applied Human Performance Science prior approval
or CM018 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Blended teaching model, including synchronous and asynchronous online learning and face-to-face applied workshops. Weekly workshops will be conducted including required face-to-face sessions linked with preparation for practice and work integrated learning (WIL). Students will undertake WIL with industry based hosts, and based on their individual course plans. WIL will require face-to-face attendance with placements varying in length and weekly commitment.

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

SSEH5028 Start ups in Human Performance

SSEH5691 Industry Practicum 1

, 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

SSEH5028 Start ups in Human Performance

SSEH5691 Industry Practicum 1

SSEH5692 Industry Practicum 2

SSEH5693 Industry Practicum 3

Plus any two of the following:

SSEH5654 Fundamentals in Research Methods

5020 Literature Review and research Proposal

4603 Data Analysis, 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).