EXERCISE SCIENCE PROJECT

EXS3EXP

2021

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. This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship entails developing the ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas, taking calculated risks and creating change to achieve ambitions - now and in the future.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorStephen Cousins

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesEXS2ESB AND EXS2MCL AND EXS2ESP AND (HLT2IEP OR SPE2DSS)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyEnrolment accepted until quota reached

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Essentials of research methods in health, physical education, exercise science and recreation.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBerg, K E & Latin, R W

Year2008

Edition/Volume3RD EDN

PublisherLIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS & WATKINS, PA.

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Source locationN/A

Introduction to research in the health sciences

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorPolgar, S & Thomas, S A

Year2013

Edition/Volume6TH EDN

PublisherCHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, EDINBURGH.

ISBNN/A

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically assess relevant literature to develop a research proposal to address a question relevant to exercise science.
02. Conduct independent scholarly work within the discipline of exercise science.
03. Collate, analyse and synthesise data using appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative methods.
04. Report research in oral and written formats that are similar to a professional conference.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, All Year, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size60

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStephen Cousins

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 10
One 2.00 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
One x 2-hour face-to-face lecture/seminar

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 11 - 22
Two 1.00 hour lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Two x 1-hour face-to-face lecture/seminar

SeminarWeek: 43 - 43
One 8.00 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 43 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Student Conference

Supervised ResearchWeek: 11 - 43
One 3.00 hours supervised research every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Equivalent of three hours of laboratory time in semester 1/2.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,250-word individual written proposal.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1

One 15-minute oral presentation.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2,500-word individual final project report.

N/AReportIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4