Sport Science, Exercise and Health major

Students may choose to complete the BSc double major in Sport Science and Exercise & Health. This course provides a sound basis in sport and exercise science theory combined with practical, technical and communication skills. Completion of the course will expand your options for graduate studies leading to higher qualifications in specialist accredited courses. If you choose this double major pathway you will be eligible to apply for professional accreditation as an Exercise Scientist with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) articulate the relationship between human structural, functional and behavioural characteristics and their application in the development of, and support for, athletes and coaches to achieve success in the sporting arena; (2) articulate the relationship between human structural, functional and behavioural characteristics and our ability to develop, maintain and promote a fit and healthy lifestyle throughout the lifespan; (3) apply this knowledge in the assessment of physical, physiological and mechanical characteristics of sports performance, and the prescription of appropriate interventions to maintain athlete strengths and improve weaknesses; (4) apply this knowledge in the assessment of health indicators and the prescription of exercise for apparently healthy individuals; (5) demonstrate excellence, creativity and intellectual exploration; and (6) apply relevant employability skills for sport science, exercise and health.

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and knowledge paradigms and to shape your degree to suit your own aspirations and interests. Over the next few months you will find here some broadening suggestions related to your degree-specific major. While we know that many students value guidance of this sort, these are only suggestions and students should not lose sight of the opportunity to explore that is afforded by your Broadening Choices. Advice can also be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office. If you are completing this major in a Combined Bachelor's masters Course, you have elected to pursue a highly specialised and in-depth program of study in your chosen field. While you are encouraged to use the free elective units available in your course to study in other disciplines offered at UWA, your formal requirement to broaden your course will be met through the Honours and Postgraduate units which form an integral part of your course.

Sport Science, Exercise and Health can only 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, Exercise and Health is a degree-specific double major comprising:

  • five Level 1 units
  • six Level 2 units
  • nine Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2021

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2022 or 2023.

Level 1

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (30 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2 ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1 SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
SSEH1108 Functional Anatomy Foundations for Podiatry; HMES1108 Functional Anatomy Foundations for Podiatry
S2 SSEH1102 Applied Anatomy and Athletic Performance
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1, S2, SS SSEH1103 Physical Fitness and Health
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Bridging units
Bridging units must be successfully completed within the first 48 points of study. Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Mathematics Applications ATAR or equivalent or higher are required to complete MATH1720:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals
Prerequisites:
Mathematics Applications ATAR (with a scaled score of less than 50)
or
with permission.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Mathematics Applications ATAR (with a scaled score of 50
or
greater)
or
equivalent
or
higher.

Level 2

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (36 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 SSEH2240 Motor Learning and Control
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S1 SSEH2250 Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1 SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S2 SSEH2270 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Exercise and Health
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S2 SSEH2290 Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
N/A SSEH2295 Foundations of Work Integrated Learning
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil

Level 3

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (30 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 SSEH3301 Exercise Prescription and Nutrition for Health and Fitness
Prerequisites:
SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1 SSEH3355 Biomechanical Principles
Prerequisites:
SSEH2250 Biomechanics
or
any Level 2 PHYS unit
or
any Level 2 ENSC unit
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S1 SSEH3365 Sport Physiology
Prerequisites:
SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S2 SSEH3375 Psychology of Sport
Prerequisites:
SSEH2270 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Exercise and Health;
or
a Level 2 PSYC unit;
for pre-2012 courses: none
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
SSEH5475 Advanced Psychology of Sport (formerly HMES8475 Advanced Psychology of Sport)
S1, S2 SSEH3394 Professional Practice Part 2
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (Sport Science major)
or
Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Health major)
or
Bachelor of Science (Sport Science, Exercise and Health double major) and must have completed 72 points in the degree;
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
SSEH3392 Professional Practice; SSEH3390 Professional Practice Part 1; SSEH3391 Professional Practice Part 2
Degree-specific major units
Take units to the value of 6 points.

It is recommended that students who intend to pursue further studies in Exercise Physiology take SSEH3385 Motor Development and Dysfunction

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 SSEH3345 Lifespan Motor Development
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 SSEH unit
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
SSEH3385 Motor Development and Dysfunction (ID 1055)
S2 SSEH3385 Motor Development and Dysfunction
Prerequisites:
6 Points Unit SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology (ID 1065)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit SSEH3345 Lifespan Motor Development (ID 1039)
Degree-specific major units
Take units to the value of 6 points.

It is recommended that students who intend to pursue further studies in Exercise Physiology take SSEH3389 Exercise Rehablitation

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 SSEH3366 Bioenergetics in Exercise, Nutrition and Energy Balance
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S1, S2 SSEH3389 Exercise Rehabilitation
Prerequisites:
ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human (ID 1090)
Or
ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human (ID 1120)
Or
SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement (ID 1064)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.

Choosing your degree-specific major

General degrees

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, Exercise and Health degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Science course.

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

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You must satisfy the requirements of the degree-specific major in your degree before you complete your course.

Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics

This comprehensive degree does not allow you to choose a double major.