exs3exp exercise science project




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will undertake a project in exercise science. You will develop fundamental research skills and apply discipline knowledge and techniques to address questions in exercise science. Individually, or as part of a small group, you will work on projects that will include planning, project management, data collection, data analysis, critical interpretation and dissemination. You will be expected to meet with your project supervisor on a regular basis and work independently in self-directed learning.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Kingsley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must pass HLT2IEP & EXS2ESP & EXS2ESB & EXS2MCL (or equivalent) and must be enrolled in one of HBESB, HBES Bachelor of Exercise Science or HZESPB Bachelor of Exercise Science/Master of Exercise Physiology. All other students require Subject Coordinator's approval.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEssentials of research methods in health, physical education, exercise science and recreation.RecommendedBerg, K E & Latin, R W 20083RD EDN, LIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS & WATKINS, PA.
ReadingsIntroduction to research in the health sciences.RecommendedPolgar, S & Thomas, S A 20085TH EDN, CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, EDINBURGH.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically assess relevant literature to develop a research proposal to address a question relevant to exercise science.

Preparation of a research proposal.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research(Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility(Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Critical Thinking(Critical Thinking)

02. Conduct independent scholarly work within the discipline of exercise science.

Plan and undertake a research project.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving(Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility(Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Critical Thinking(Critical Thinking)

03. Collate, analyse and synthesise data using appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative methods.

Apply appropriate data analysis techniques.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking(Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving(Creative Problem-solving)

04. Report research in oral and written formats that are similar to a professional conference.

Deliver oral presentations and written reports that summarise the research undertaken.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, All Year, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size125

Enrolment information Staffing resources are limited to cover supervision of projects. Tables applying quota. Once quota reached, further enrolments will be subject to approval by Subject Coordinator.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Kingsley

Class requirements

Supervised Research
One 1.0 hours supervised research every two weeks and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 1-hour supervisory tutorial per fortnight."

Supervised Research
One 3.0 hours supervised research per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"Equivalent of three hours of laboratory time in semester 1/2."


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
One 1,250-word individual written proposal.3001
One 15-minute oral presentation.2002, 03, 04
One 2,500-word individual final project report.5002, 03, 04