spe3apa sp analytics




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 Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMatthew Varley

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 enrolment 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, 2019, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size120

Enrolment information Limited resources Merit based quota. Priority enrolment will be given to those admitted in the Bachelor of Exercise Science at Bundoora (HBES)

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Varley

Class requirements

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.

SeminarWeek: 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 ClassWeek: 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 (500 words equivalent)2001
One group performance analysis proposal assignment (1250 words per/student)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).3002, 03, 04
One 2-hour written end of semester examination5001, 02, 03