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Units in second semester 2021 may be delivered online and in alternative formats whilst restrictions in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic are in place.

Sport Science students in sports lab

Exercise and Sports Science Honours Major

Undergraduate Major

MJRH-EXSPS

Major
Exercise and Sports Science Honours Major (BSc Health Hons)
Admission criteria
Minimum ATAR N/A
Credit
200

Outline

The course aims to broaden your knowledge and expose you to the latest developments in exercise and sports related research.

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Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Global education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

This course develops originality and independence of thought and trains students in research. It aims to broaden your knowledge and expose you to the latest developments in exercise and sports related research.

Research projects are developed in conjunction with a supervisor, and cover a large array of potential fields, including (but not limited to):

  • exercise physiology
  • biomechanics
  • motor control
  • sports psychology
  • rehabilitation
  • physical activity levels
  • sports performance.

How to apply

This major sits within the Health Sciences (Honours) degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Health Sciences (Honours). In step 3 of the application process, you will be asked to confirm the major you wish to study.

Applying as an undergraduate student is easy. For information tailored to your situation, visit our easy to follow instructions to get your application started.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

 

Why study

  • We provide training in a wide range of generic and discipline specific research-oriented skills, as well as training in interprofessional skills such as critical thinking, time management, scientific writing and problem solving.
  • You will be supervised by academics that are themselves active researchers.
  • Curtin has partnerships with the Fremantle Football Club and Hockey Australia, meaning you could find yourself working alongside some of Australia’s top athletes through your research project.

How this course will make you industry ready

Graduates from honours have a more fully developed and more complex set of research skills that make them more attractive to employers. Graduates with first or upper-second-class honours are also eligible for direct entry into PhD programs.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Admission criteria

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing6.0
Speaking6.0
Reading6.0
Listening6.0
Overall band score6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

I have work and life experience

Applicants with work and life experience are those who left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

I’ve studied at TAFE or done an apprenticeship

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

I’ve gone to university before

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This may include applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It may also include applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Not all Curtin courses accept course switchers from other institutions.

    Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

    Curtin course switcher criteria

    To switch into this course, you need to have:

    • completed an Australian Bachelor of Science within chosen specialisation or equivalent, with a course weighted average (CWA) of 65% or above in highest level units; and
    • submitted an Honours application form with eApplication.

    Higher education course switcher criteria

    To switch into this course from another higher education course, you need to have:

    • completed an Australian Bachelor of Science within chosen specialisation or equivalent, with a course weighted average (CWA) of 65% or above in highest level units; and
    • submitted an Honours application form with eApplication.

    Students with an outstanding performance and appropriate Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) course will be considered for entry to the honours program. 

    Other requirements and notes for this course

    This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.

    Graduates from honours have a more fully developed and more complex set of research skills that make them more attractive to employers. Graduates with first or upper-second-class honours are also eligible for direct entry into PhD programs.

    In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

    Advanced standing

    At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

    You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

    If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

    A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

    CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

    Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

    Email: crl@curtin.edu.au

    Tel: 1300 222 888

    CRL search

    Fees & charges

    Please view the Bachelor of Science (Health Sciences) (Honours) degree for indicative fees.

    How to apply

    Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

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    • Curtin course code: MJRH-EXSPS
    • CRICOS code: 093502G - course BH-HLTHSC
    • Last updated on: July 22, 2021