Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Honours)

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Honours)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud CampusNo
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code062176G
Deakin course codeH442
Approval statusThis course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognitionThe award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Advance your knowledge of exercise and sports science by undertaking an honours degree at Deakin.

Designed for students with a strong undergraduate academic record, the honours year combines coursework and an original piece of research under the guidance of a supervisor. You will gain an understanding of research methods and design as well as experience in project planning and implementation.

Graduates may apply to enter masters and PhD by research programs.

Examples of previous honours research pieces include:

  • How does physical activity in childhood improve the adult heart?
  • Can we monitor firefighters fatigue on the job in the same way we monitor our athletes?
  • Influence of game characteristics on decision making in AFL umpires

Indicative student workload

You should be able to commit 35 hours a week to your honours degree

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities

Acquire advanced knowledge of the philosophies, ethics, methods and principles of research in one or more discipline areas of practice in exercise and sports science. Apply this knowledge to plan and execute a substantial research project.

Communication

Demonstrate advanced oral and written communication skills in the clear and coherent communication of research questions, design and outcomes to a diverse audience.

Digital Literacy

Acquire advanced skills in using digital technologies to research, analyse, synthesise and disseminate evidence-based information to an academic audience and specialists in the field of exercise and sports science. Use appropriate technologies to manage data and apply methodologies applicable for the exercise and sports sciences.

Critical thinking

Employ intellectual independence to critically analyse, evaluate and synthesise scientific literature and to apply appropriate methodologies and analytical techniques to answer the research question. Apply advanced theoretical knowledge to interpret outcomes and to identify how they contribute to advancing the field of exercise and sports science.

Problem Solving

Identify an original research question and, under supervision, apply appropriate theories and methodologies to address this question in an ethical manner.

Self-management

Take initiative to identify personal learning goals and needs in order to undertake and manage an independent research project including the communication of research outcomes. 

Teamwork

Contribute constructively and collaboratively as a member of research and professional team of specialists, peers, academics and others from a range of disciplines and backgrounds. 

Global Citizenship

Apply ethical standards governing research and professional practice in the field of exercise and sports science whilst maintaining confidentiality, and respecting inclusive, cultural sensitivities.

 

Course rules

To complete the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Honours) students must attain 8 credit points, including two coursework units in research methods and research issues and an independent research project. Part-time students are required to complete the coursework components in their first year of study.

Attendance and presentation at the School Honours Conference is a hurdle requirement.

Course structure

Core units

Trimester 1

HBS400Research Methods

HSE401Developing Research Skills

Trimester 2

HSE402Honours Research Project