Handbook Public View

This page displays current curriculum information. For staff view, please login

Course (2020)

Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2020 academic year.

Sport and Exercise Science Honours (BSportExSc(Hons))


  • Course Outline
  • Course Structure
  • Fees
  • Course Plans
Title Sport and Exercise Science Honours (BSportExSc(Hons))
Course Code H1272
Study Level Bachelor's Honours (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Belinda Brown | Email: Belinda.Brown@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 6193

Qualification Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science Honours (BSportExSc(Hons))
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Description The aim of Honours is to extend the student's grasp of the principles and practice of their subject, and to develop the 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.

English competence.
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

EXS692 Literature Review and Research Proposal in Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences - 6 points
MURDOCH: T1-internal

EXS590 Research Methods for Exercise Science - 3 points
MURDOCH: T2-internal

Thesis - 15 credit points

EXS592 Honours Thesis in Sport and Exercise Science - 15 points
MURDOCH: TS23-internal, TS23-external

No course plans are available for this course in 2020.

To check other years, go to the Course Plans site.

Fee Calculator
Handbook help
Information for Students


The University reserves the right to cancel, without notice, any course, major, minor or unit if the number of students enrolled falls below limits set by the University.

Regulations and Rules

Students should ensure they are familiar with the University's internal legislation, including provisions specifically relevant to their studies. See the University Regulation overview and view legislation online.