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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 2020 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2021 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
  • Sport
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890

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. Identify and apply the origins and insertions of the lower limb musculature.
4. Describe the structure and function of the neuromuscular, sensory and endocrine systems in relation to the exercise response.
5. Apply basic exercise and sport science screening, testing and prescription procedures to diverse population groups.
6. 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 opens10/11/2019
Semester start13/01/2020
Subject start13/01/2020
Cancellation 1?27/01/2020
Cancellation 2?03/02/2020
Last enrolment26/01/2020
Withdraw – Financial?08/02/2020
Withdraw – Academic?29/02/2020
Teaching census?07/02/2020
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start14/09/2020
Subject start14/09/2020
Cancellation 1?28/09/2020
Cancellation 2?05/10/2020
Last enrolment27/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?10/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2020
Teaching census?09/10/2020