exs5sdc sports data capture




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will be introduced to the available technology applications that generate data from sport. Students will systematically appraise data capture technology using accepted criteria in order to identify the limitations of available technology in sport data capture. Students will explore the factors that influence effective and accurate data capture in sport and its handling and treatment. Using their understanding of these factors and available technology applications, students will learn to identify appropriate applications and processes for a range of analysis scenarios.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMatthew Varley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EXS5PSA


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically appraise new and existing technology applications that can be employed to generate data from sport.

Seminars, workshops

02. Apply theoretical knowledge and technical skills to implement and evaluate data capture in sport


03. Apply research and technical skills to justify selection and use of an appropriate range of technology applications in order to collect measurable data from sport.


04. Critically reflect on the limitations of technology used within sports analytics and their effect on the quality of data generated and collected from sport.


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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Varley

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

WorkShopWeek: 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.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
1,000 word critical appraisal of sport data capture technology.2001
1,500 word data capture plan3002, 03
2,000 word equivalent sport data capture project5002, 03, 04