Double Major Overview

Description

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 extended 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 critical thinking and communication skills required for employment and further studies related to 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.

Prerequisites

Mathematics Applications ATAR or equivalent or higher. Students without ATAR Mathematics will complete a mathematics unit in their first year

Courses

Sport Science, Exercise and Health can only be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
SS
summer teaching period

Level 1

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (30 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human None
S1 PHYL1001 Physiology - How Does the Human Body Work?
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Major(s) MJD-PHYGY Physiology
or MJD-SPTSC Sport Science
or MJD-SEHDM Sport Science, Exercise and Health
or MJD-HSANP Human Sciences (Anatomy and Physiology)
or MJD-BCNDM Biochemistry of Nutrition
or MJD-NEURS Neuroscience
or MJD-HSNEM Human Science and Neuroscience
or MJD-ANHBY Anatomy and Human Biology Minor(s) MNR-ORGPH Human Systems Physiology
Incompatibility
PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
S1 SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement None
S2 SSEH1102 Applied Anatomy and Athletic Performance None
S1, S2, SS SSEH1103 Physical Fitness and Health None
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
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 (30 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 SSEH2240 Motor Learning and Control None
S1 SSEH2250 Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise None
S1 SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology None
S2 SSEH2270 Psychology of Motivation None
S2 SSEH2295 Foundations of Work Integrated Learning
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Major(s) MJD-SEHDM Sport Science, Exercise and Health
or MJD-SPTSC Sport Science
or MJD-EXHSC Exercise and Health
and Successful completion of
Unit(s) SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement
and SSEH1102 Applied Anatomy and Athletic Performance
and SSEH1103 Physical Fitness and Health
and SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
Incompatibility
SSEH3393 Professional Practice Part 1

Level 3

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (36 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 SSEH3301 Exercise Prescription and Nutrition for Health and Fitness
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
S1 SSEH3355 Biomechanical 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
S1 SSEH3365 Sport Physiology
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
S2 SSEH3375 Psychology of Sport
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) SSEH2270 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Exercise and Health
Incompatibility
Unit(s) SSEH5475 Advanced Psychology of Sport
S2 SSEH3388 Promoting 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
S1, S2 SSEH3394 Professional 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
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

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
Successful completion of
one level 2 Unit(s) SSEH2xxx
Incompatibility
Unit(s) SSEH3385 Motor Development and Dysfunction
S2 SSEH3385 Motor Development and Dysfunction
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
Incompatibility
Unit(s) SSEH3345 Lifespan Motor Development
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

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 None
S1, S2 SSEH3389 Exercise Rehabilitation
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human
or Unit(s) ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
or Unit(s) SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement