• Current rules
    • Human Sciences
      • Master of Exercise Science (coursework or coursework and dissertation) (52510) Only available to re-enrolling students.

        Note: This course is only available to re-enrolling students.

        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) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).

        (2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module is not required to repeat the module.

        (3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.

        English Language competency requirements

        3. 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.

        Admission requirements

        4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

        (a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

        and

        (b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;

        and

        (c) completed prior studies at a tertiary level in either sport science, exercise science, human movement, physical education, physical therapy, or medicine; or a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA

        Admission ranking and selection

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

        Articulations and exit awards

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

        • 71330 Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science (48 points)
        • 51390 Graduate Diploma in Sport & Recreation Management (48 points)

        (2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Exercise Science course before completing it, but after completing 48 points, which includes course core and specialisation core units in line with the course regulations Graduate Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science, may apply to the School to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science.

        (3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Exercise Science course before completing it, but after completing 48 points, which includes course core and specialisation core units in line with the course regulations, may apply to the School to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Sport & Recreation Management.

        Course structure

        7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points (maximum value) which includes conversion units to a value of 24 points, course core units and specialisation units. The course comprises the following specialisations :

        • SP-SPEXS Sport and Exercise Science
        • SP-SPRCM Sport and Recreation Management (Not Available for 2020)

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

        (3) Students who have completed a Bachelor of Science with a major in Sport Science, Exercise Science, Exercise and Health, or equivalent, are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.

        Satisfactory progress

        8. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails the same unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.

        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. A student who fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' unless the Faculty decides otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances.

        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).

        Additional rules
        Research project

        14. Students who want to undertake a research project as an optional unit must have—

        (a) a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3 units in their UWA undergraduate major. These units must be relevant to the master's specialisation;

        or

        (b) a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3, 4 and 5 units completed within the course;

        or

        (c) equivalent as recognised by the Faculty;

        and a supervisor, approved by the Faculty, must have confirmed their willingness and availability to supervise the research project.