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HSE101 - Principles of Exercise and Sport Science

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, D394 and D324.

Unit chair:

Dan Dwyer

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Amelia Carr




Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSE010

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week, 6 x 1 hour seminars per trimester, 5 x 2 hour laboratory classes per trimester.


This unit introduces students to the key concepts of each of the sub-disciplines of sport and exercise science where they will examine how and why science informs professionals in sport, exercise and health-related occupations. More specifically, students will be introduced to the academic and professional disciplines of exercise physiology, motor learning, biomechanics, sport and exercise psychology and nutrition. This unit will also focus on the career pathways and professional development of sport and exercise scientists.


Assessment task 1: Exercise and Sport Science Fact Sheet (approximately 500 words) 20%

Assessment task 2: 4 x laboratory assignments (approximately 500 words) 40% (total)

Assessment task 3: End of trimester written examination (2 hours) 40%

Assessment task 4: Hurdle requirement: completion of Level 2 First Aid course at student's expense.

Prescribed texts

B. Abernethy et al (Eds.) (2013) The Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement, 3rd Ed. Human Kinetics, Lower Mitcham, South Australia

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

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Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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