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.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPaul Gastin

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThe 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.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


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

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.
02. Critically appraise the research literature relating to existing bodies of knowledge to justify research proposals.
03. Apply knowledge and skills of sports analytics to plan substantial research-based projects
04. Apply the principles of academic integrity and ethical conduct in research.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Gastin

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
Nine 2.00 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
3,000 word literature review.N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
1,000 word research proposal and project planN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO3
15-minute oral presentation of research proposal and project plan (750 words equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO3