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SPEX11-102: Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science


This subject introduces the student to each of the five major streams of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science program.  The basic principles of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry, psychology, biomechanics, motor control and learning, testing prescription and delivery of exercise programs within exercise and sport science settings will be the focus.  This foundation subject is designed to provide students with both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to understand, apply and integrate the basic principles of the five major streams of exercise science as they relate to apparently healthy clients of both genders across the lifespan from conception to old age.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
  • Sport
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050

Learning outcomes

1. Identify and describe the stages of growth and development across the lifespan in relation to exercise and sport. 2. Describe and apply recommended and contraindicated exercise testing, prescription and delivery principles for each stage of growth and development. 3. Describe the structure and function of the neuromuscular, sensory and endocrine systems in relation to the exercise response. 4. Apply basic exercise and sport science screening, testing and prescription procedures to diverse population groups. 5. Identify and assess populations at risk of insufficient physical activity or sedentary behaviour, including consideration of the social determinants of health, to inform development of appropriate interventions.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start13/09/2021
Cancellation 1?27/09/2021
Cancellation 2?04/10/2021
Last enrolment26/09/2021
Withdraw – Financial?09/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?30/10/2021
Teaching census?08/10/2021
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start17/01/2022
Cancellation 1?31/01/2022
Cancellation 2?07/02/2022
Last enrolment30/01/2022
Withdraw – Financial?12/02/2022
Withdraw – Academic?05/03/2022
Teaching census?11/02/2022