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Sport and Health Science Honours (BSc(Hons))


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Title Sport and Health Science Honours (BSc(Hons))
Course Code H1257
Study Level Bachelor's Honours (Undergraduate)
School School of Psychology and Exercise Science
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Academic Chair: Dr Jeremiah Peiffer | Email: J.Peiffer@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 7603

Qualification Bachelor of Science Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Sport and Health Science
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
Description The aim of Honours is to extend the student's grasp of the principles and practice of the subject, and to develop ability for independent research.

An Honours qualification of 2A is normally required for admission to higher research degree study.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Completion of a Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent in the same discipline or cognate area with a Credit average; subject to availability of a suitable supervisor and approval by the Dean of School.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Apply Online Applications can be made online at http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/OnlineApplicationsHonours
Course Learning Outcomes KNOWLEDGE
CLO1: Graduates will be able express an advanced knowledge of exercise and sport science with a particular focus on one sub-discipline
CLO2: Graduates will be able to explain research methods and approaches appropriate to exercise and sport science.

CLO3: Graduates will be able to explain research methods and findings in both written and oral formats.
CLO4: Graduates will be able to select and implement appropriate assessment tools to both collect and analyse data.
CLO5: Graduates will be able to design a research project to answer questions in exercise science.
CLO6: Graduates will be able to critically evaluate scientific literature.

CLO6: Graduates will be able to synthesise scientific literature with outcomes from appropriate assessment tools to make and communicate recommendations to stakeholders from a variety of settings such as sport, rehabilitation and general population.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 24 credit points

Coursework - 9 credit points

EXS691 Research Methods in Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences - 9 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Thesis - 15 credit points

EXS593 Honours Thesis in Sports and Health Science - 15 points
MURDOCH: H-internal, H-external, S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, Y-internal, Y-external

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