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Sports Science Major


Provides students with the scientific knowledge of exercise, human movement and sport.

This major helps prepare students for professional roles in a variety of positions in the private, corporate and government sectors requiring personnel with high levels of competence in the area of health and fitness, elite sport, performance improvement, sports coaching, and sports science research.





Mount Lawley

South West (Bunbury)


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Major details

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of exercise and sports science theoretical and practical situations.
  2. Communicate exercise and sports science knowledge, concepts and skills to a variety of populations.
  3. Demonstrate a global outlook in exercise and sport science situations, showing sensitivity for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate social and ethical values by working cooperatively and collaboratively in exercise and sports science settings.
  5. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and initiative for own learning and professional practice.
  6. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate solutions in an exercise and sports science context.
  7. Think critically to analyse, interpret and solve complex exercise and sports science situations.
  8. Use digital technologies and literacies to assess, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.


Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MHS1101Anatomy and Physiology 115
MHS1102Anatomy and Physiology 215
SPS1111Foundations of Fitness and Training15
SPS2505Exercise Physiology15
SPS2516Motor Learning and Control15
SPS3101Psychology of Sport and Exercise15
Plus one unit from:
SPS3502 ^Advanced Biomechanics15
SPS3505 ^Advanced Exercise Physiology 15
SPS3111 ^Physical Activity and Health15
SPS3601 ^Advanced Social Psychology of Exercise and Sport15

^ Core Option

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for careers in the health, exercise, fitness and sport industries.

Possible future job titles

Personal Trainer, Sports Development Officer, Exercise Scientist, Physical Activity Officer, Sports Coach, Strength & Conditioning Coach, Sports Scientist

This Major can be studied in the following courses


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