Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students develop an understanding of the theoretical concepts and principles that underpin the field of sports analytics and performance analysis.  Using small and pre-existing sports-related data sets, students will develop basic data handling and analytical skills.  Students will explore a variety of techniques available to the sports analyst to analyse athlete performance.  Students will also develop an appreciation of the limitations of performance and sports analytics techniques.  

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnthea Clarke

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Priority enrollment given to students enrolled in Bachelor of Exercise Science at the Bundoora campus (HBES).

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply theoretical concepts of data analytics to sport and athlete performance.

Seminars, online learning modules, workshops

02. Work independently, and as a member of a team, to design a performance analysis plan.

Development of a performance analysis plan in response to an authentic performance analysis scenario.

03. Apply basic data handling and analytical methods to data captured from sport .

Workshop activities.

04. Communicate outcomes of data analysis to peers.

Workshop activities, oral presentations.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size120

Enrolment information Limited resources Enrolments will be accepted until quota is reached - priority enrolment will be given to those enrolled in the Bachelor of Exercise Science at the Bundoora Campus (HBES).

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnthea Clarke

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 30-minute mid-semester online test (equivalent to 500 words)20 01
One group performance analysis proposal assignment (equivalent to 1250 words per group member)This assessment task consists of two components: (i) a 2,500 word (5 group members, 500 words per group member) group report, (ii) a 25 minute group digital presentation (equivalent to 750 words per group member).30 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour written examination50 01, 02, 03