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Research and Professional Practice Part A (6cp) (9813.2)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 0
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science


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This unit involves industry placement which will give students the opportunity to learn and demonstrate competency in the generic skills and attributes necessary for exercise professionals. Students will apply the theory, understanding and skills developed in their previous study to their professional practice. Placement hours achieved in this unit will contribute to the total hours required for Exercise Sports Science Australia (ESSA) accreditation (Exercise Science). In addition to placement, students will critique and interpret exercise related research literature and subsequently develop a proposal for a research project. The proposed research project will be undertaken in Part B of this unit (9814), necessitating the completion of both 9813 and 9814 in the same calendar year.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Critically review literature in an exercise related field;

2. Design a research proposal based on the review of the literature;

3. Evaluation and interpretation of client information as it pertains to exercise assessment, prescription and delivery;

4. Communicate effectively and efficiently and demonstrate consistent professional behaviour; and

5. Gain professional industry experience relevant to Exercise Science Practicum requirements.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

2 hours of lectures per week, 1 hour of tutorial per week.


Successful completion of 48 credit points AND
6835 Biomechanics 2 AND 8392 Physiology of Exercise 2 AND 9812 Exercise Programming and Prescription 2
OR permission required from the unit convener


Must be enrolled in 274JA Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science or 266JA Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation.

Assumed Knowledge

Statistics, data analysis.

Incompatible Units

8185 Sport Research and Practice Part A AND
8186 Sport Research and Practice Part B AND
8183 Special Sport Studies Part A AND
8184 Special Sport Studies Part B.

Equivalent Units


Work Integrated Learning

Placement and Internship

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