Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will learn about contemporary technology applications that generate data from sport. You will systematically appraise data capture technology to identify their limitations using accepted criteria and will explore those factors that influence effective and accurate data capture in sport and its handling and treatment. Using your understanding of these factors and available technology applications, you will identify appropriate applications and processes for a range of analysis scenarios.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMatthew Varley

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesStudents will undertake online lectures, workshops and self-directed study. Students will undertake written pieces of assessment to demonstrate their achievement of the subject’s intended learning outcomes

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules


Co-requisitesSPE5PSA OR EXS5PSA

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsEXS5SDC

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. Critically appraise new and existing technology applications that can be employed to generate data from sport.
02. Apply theoretical knowledge and technical skills to implement and evaluate data capture in sport.
03. Apply research and technical skills to justify selection and use of an appropriate range of technology applications in order to collect measurable data from sport.
04. Critically reflect on the limitations of technology used within sport analytics and their effect on the quality of data generated and collected from sport.

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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-ordinatorMatthew Varley

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1000-word critical appraisal of sport data capture technology

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1

1500-word data capture plan

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3

2000-word equivalent sport data capture project

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4