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 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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


Incompatible subjectsSPE2APA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyMerit based quota management

Quota-conditions or rulesPriority enrolment will be given to those admitted in the Bachelor of Exercise Science at Bundoora (HBES)

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. Critically apply theoretical concepts of data analytics to sport and athlete performance
02. Design and critique 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 using a range of media.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size120

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) This assessment consists of two components: (i) a 1,000-word discussion of the current literature key-performance indicators used in sport (ii) a performance analysis report (1,000 word equivalent).N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4