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HSE311 - Applied Sports Science 1

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Only available to students enrolled in H343, D324, D394, E377, S302 and S307.

Other students who would like to enrol in this unit must submit their request to Enrolment quotas apply.

Unit chair:

Dan Dwyer

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Amelia Carr




Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSE010 and one of HSE201, HSE202, HSE203, HSE204

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar on alternate weeks


This unit is designed to provide students with an understanding of how sub-discipline studies in exercise and sports science can be used to improve human performance in sport and physical activity. The approach taken in the unit is to translate theory (presented through classes and readings) into practice (achieved in practical laboratories, seminars and assessments). As such, students will utilise and develop a range of applied skills and strategies that are relevant to becoming practitioners in exercise and sports science, teaching and coaching. The content will focus primarily on the application of sport science within individual sports, with a particular emphasis given to athletics and exercise rehabilitation as examples of how this can be successfully achieved. The use of software to prescribe exercise, assess performance and present information will also be utilised. Following successful completion of all assessment items, students will be eligible for their Level 1 Athletics Coaching Accreditation with Athletics Australia.


Assessment task 1: Coaching skills assessment 20%
Assessment task 2: Applied Sport Science assignment (~750 words and oral presentation) 20%
Assessment task 3: Performance analysis assignment (~500 words and video) 20%
Assessment task 4: Final examination (1.5 hours) 40%

Prescribed texts

Athletics Australia Level 1 Course resource pack.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

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