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Unit Overview


This unit encourages students to experience and reflect upon the provision of applied human performance (HP) science support. By challenging current evidence-base or critically analyzing their own practice to aid continuous learning, students develop lifelong critical reflective skills. Students are exposed to the best practices of HP testing and get hands-on experience using the most up-to-date techniques and technologies available to carry out individual- and team-based assessments. This approach allows students to reinforce their understanding of the development of skills critical to safe, effective and motivating instructions to deliver enhancing HP programs. Another key aspect of this unit is to familiarize students with a range of soft skills required in athletic and occupational settings. Specifically, it provides the opportunity for students to develop a range of transferrable skills such as project management, conceptualization of study design, data handling and analysis, alongside written and oral skills. Overall, this unit enables students to become effective, reflective practitioners in HP settings, with the opportunity to undertake an in-depth, independent (research) approved project focused on an area of interest related to HP.

6 points
Not available in 2023UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) demonstrate a critical knowledge and understanding of the role of screening and testing, and competency within the HP evaluation's environment

; (2) debate critically the major contemporary issues that affect the provision of HP support; (3) define, assess and understand fatigue in laboratory- and field-based settings; (4) enhance recovery by designing, implementing and evaluating evidence-based protocols; (5) demonstrate a systematic understanding of the psycho-physiological adaptations underpinning the effect of adverse conditions on HP; (6) evaluate the effect of the environment on an individual's ability to perform exercise and recover from it; (7) evaluate the merits and possible disadvantages of strategies commonly employed to mitigate environmental effects on HP; and (8) advise service users and stakeholders on the preparation necessary to boost HP in a range of challenging conditions.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) practical assessment; (2) student presentation; and (3) end of semester online assessment. 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)
Associate Professor Olivier Girard
Unit rules
Enrolment in
73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
Contact hours
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