Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Honours)

Undergraduate degree

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Key facts

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Semester 1 2022 close 28 November 2021

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

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
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Course structure

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.

All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity in their first trimester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit).

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.

Core units

Semester 1

  • Academic Integrity (0 credit points)
  • Research Methods
  • Developing Research Skills
  • Semester 2

  • Honours Research Project
  • Key information

    Award granted
    Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Honours)
    Year

    2022 course information

    Deakin code
    H442
    CRICOS code?
    062176G Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
    Level
    Undergraduate
    Approval status

    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

    Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition

    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per semester. This means that a course offered in Semester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Semester 2. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Semester 1 - February

    • Start date: February
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

    Orientation for this course is mandatory and it normally takes place the week prior to semester starts; i.e the first week of February.

    Additional course information

    Course duration - additional information

    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Workload

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

    Participation requirements

    Engagement with online course material and scheduled classes (on campus). Regular meeting with project supervisors. On campus participation in other course events as required.

    Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.

     

    Work experience

    Individual Honours research projects may involve industry partnership projects where students will be able to conduct some of their studies within the workplace.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    The minimum entry requirement into this course is as follows:

    • Bachelor Degree or major in a related discipline with a WAM of at least 65 in all level 3 and level 4 Deakin units (or in final year units for awards from other providers) or
    • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.

    Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

     

    Honours Project Preference Form

    2022 Honours projects are available here 

    2022 Project Preference Online Form is available here 

    Applicants are required to contact the Supervisors of the projects they are interested 

    in applying for before submitting the Project Preference form.

    Allocation to research projects is a competitive process and an applicant cannot be assured of being assigned to their choice of research projects.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection. 

    Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy outlines the principles of selection.

    Recognition of prior learning

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    Not applicable
    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)?
    $12,977 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    Learn more about fees.

    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Apply now

    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications for Trimester 1, 2022 open in August.

    You can apply direct to Deakin via our Application Portal. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Download the course flyer

    To learn more about what the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Honours) at Deakin has to offer, download our course flyer.

    Entry pathways

    This course is a pathway into Higher Degrees by Research.

    Contact information

    Prospective Student Enquiry Centre
    1800 693 888
    myfuture@deakin.edu.au

     

    Careers

    Career outcomes

    The course provides four credit points of research training and four credit points of applied research project, therefore directly fostering the skills and capabilities required for progression to higher degrees by research and then to roles involving research in industry or academia. For students not wishing to pursue a research-focussed career pathway, the course equips them with research project management, problem solving, critical appraisal and high-quality communication skills to assist with employability in a range of health or other sectors.

    Professional recognition

    Not applicable

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    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.

     

    Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Honours) - Noni's story

    Deakin graduate Noni Taylor completed her placement and honours project with the North Melbourne Football Club in the AFL, and was able to put her skills and knowledge into practise. Now she works for the club as a Performance Analyst (Forwards).