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Unit Overview


This level 3 unit integrates core sports science disciplines to provide students with a comprehensive experience of advanced sports profiling and athlete screening/testing techniques, with applications to training and competition. Through the exploration of both team and individual sports, this unit uses real-world scenarios to facilitate the practical application of sports science concepts, with the use of technology to monitor athletes. Students will gain insights into the physical demands of different sports, the biomechanical principles underlying movement, strategies for enhancing skill acquisition, and the psychological factors influencing performance. By exploring these interdisciplinary topics across different sports contexts, students will develop a holistic perspective on the role of sports science in high-performance settings.

6 points
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) integrate sports science principles into the high-performance environment: Students will learn to apply sports science concepts into the training and competition environment of a sport program, with a focus on performance optimisation.; (2) assess the demands of sport utilising sports profiling to integrate assessments of physiological, biomechanical, and psychological factors into performance strategies to evaluate physical determinants of a sport.; (3) conduct athlete testing: : Students will be introduced to various testing protocols and will learn how to administer these tests and interpret results to inform training program design.; and (4) deliver evaluation to stakeholders: Students will learn to translate complex sports science concepts and data insights to athletes and coaches, facilitating collaboration for performance improvement..


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) final exam; (2) lab based assessments; and (3) data interpretation report to a coach. Further information is available in the unit outline.

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

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Peter Peeling and Machar Reid
Unit rules
Successful completion of
level 2 SSEH2250 Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise
Successful completion of
level 2 SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
Successful completion of
SSEH3355 Biomechanical Principles
and SSEH3365 Sport Physiology
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