Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will explore the theoretical concepts and principles that underpin the field of sports analytics and performance analysis. Using small and pre-existing sports-related data sets, you will be taught basic data handling and analytical skills. You will explore a variety of techniques available to the sports analyst to analyse athlete performance. You will also develop an appreciation of the limitations of performance and sports analytics techniques.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMatthew Varley

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted to HBSES All other enrolments require Subject Coordinator approval


Incompatible subjectsSPE3APA

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply theoretical concepts of data analytics to sport and athlete performance
02. Design performance analysis plans independently and collaboratively
03. Apply basic data handling and analytical methods to data captured from sport
04. Clearly and coherently communicate outcomes of data analysis to peers

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Varley

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Two 30-minute online tests (1,000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO3
One written athlete monitoring report (1,000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One performance analysis essay/report (2,000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3