exs5rta research thesis a




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students undertake a research project, across both EXS5RTA and EXS5RTB, equivalent to eight or nine months of continuous work under the supervision of an academic member of staff. In the first semester, a literature review and research project plan are written up and submitted as a hurdle requirement for the subject. A list of potential thesis topics is available from the discipline of Exercise Science in the Department of Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Health.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPaul Gastin

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in the following course code: HMSA and must have passed 120 credit points.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions The thesis is available to students admitted in the Master of Sports Analytics program offered by the Department of Rehabilitation, Nutrition & Sport. This subject together with EXS5RTB may be completed concurrently over one semester or consecutively over two semesters, with the latter the preferred study option.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply technical research skills, including designing and implementing database search strategies to locate relevant research literature in response to complex research questions.

Literature review.

02. Critically appraise the research literature relating to existing bodies of knowledge to justify research proposals.

Literature review.

03. Apply knowledge and skills of sports analytics to plan substantial research-based projects

Literature review and presentation of proposal and project plan.

04. Apply the principles of academic integrity and ethical conduct in research.

Literature review.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Gastin

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
Nine 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Attendance required at tutorials and relevant seminars, and regular meeting with supervisors."


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
3,000 word literature review.6001, 02, 04
1,000 word research proposal and project plan2503
15-minute oral presentation of research proposal and project plan (750 words equiv)1503