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HSE101 - Principles of Exercise and Sport Science

Unit details

Year2015 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

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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