Credit points: 60

Subject outline

Honours in Sport and Human Performance aims to provide students with research skills to enable students to conduct a research project in their chosen area of sport and human performance and report the findings of their work in a scientific format. The skills and capabilities gained in this year-long subject include independent thinking, critical evaluation of literature, selection of appropriate experimental designs, practical application of nutrition research tools, data analysis and interpretation and oral and written communication of findings.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorMatthew Oates

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours)


Incompatible subjectsN/A

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 technical research skills, including the design and implementation of database search strategies, to locate relevant research literature in response to a complex research question.
02. Critically appraise the research literature relating to an existing body of knowledge in order to justify a research proposal.
03. Apply knowledge and skills of sports analytics to plan a substantial research-based project.
04. Apply the principles of academic integrity and ethical conduct of research.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Oates

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

7,000 word literature review

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

2,000 word research proposal and project plan

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo10 SILO3

20 minute oral presentation of research proposal and project plan

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo10 SILO3

Ethics application and report (3000 word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO4

Critical analysis of paper (two hour exam) - 2000 word equivalent

N/AOther written examIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2