Studying online

There are now 2 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

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Unit Overview


This unit is a multidisciplinary examination of the relationship between sport and spirituality. It requires students to think critically and analyse a wide range of information without judgement in order to develop their own perspectives. It provides a good broadening opportunity both in terms of the multidisciplinary approach and the broad scope of the human experiences we call sport and spirituality. It would be ideal for people wanting to understand our world and culture more fully and those who hope to work with people in any field. It is a growing field for research and publications.

6 points
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 elective

Students develop skills in presenting an argument, information gathering and sharing, involvement in philosophical discussions, researching a special interest topic (involving the use of library and internet search skills), creative presentation of information, the ability to apply concepts from diverse fields of academia, critical analysis and understanding of different points of view on key issues, opinions and concepts, interviewing techniques.


This comprises a final examination (50 per cent), a mid-semester test (20 per cent), laboratory reports (20 per cent) and aquatics practical (10 per cent).

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Rev Canon Richard Pengelley
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.