Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will explore a foundation knowledge of concepts related to sports and exercise science practice. Such concepts include: pre-exercise screening, exercise testing and assessment, body composition, and kinathropometry. Additionally, you will be taught the core concepts of human nutrition, including the components of human nutrition and diet and their relationship to health and exercise, including basic nutritional assessment.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPaul Xanthos

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesYou will engage in a range of activities including workshops, online learning modules, quizzes and written reports designed to achieve and assess your performance in alignment with the subject’s intended learning outcomes. You will receive timely feedback (formal and informal) about your performance on these activities to support your learning.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsDTN1NHW

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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

COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply knowledge of the sub-disciplines of sport and exercise science to solve real world problems both independently and in a group.
02. Apply knowledge of scientific principles, medical contraindications and other limitations, and inter-professional referral to select and perform relevant pre-exercise assessment procedures.
03. Select and explain common equipment and test protocols used to perform accurate and safe health, exercise sport, and kinathropometric assessments.
04. Apply theoretical knowledge of the nutritional components of diet to health, exercise and chronic lifestyle-related diseases.
05. Interpret and clearly communicate the outcomes of basic nutritional assessments and physiological tests.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Xanthos

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 33 - 43
One 2.00 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Even weeks (2, 4, 6, 8, 10)


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two 15 minute online tests (500 words equivalent).

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Individual dietary report (2,000 words equivalent)

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO4, SILO5

Individual athlete report (1250 words equivalent). 

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5