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Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Advance your knowledge of exercise and sports science by undertaking an honours degree at Deakin. Designed for students with a strong undergraduate academic record, the honours year combines coursework and an original piece of research under the guidance of a supervisor.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
Duration
1 year full-time
Course Code
H442, 062176G
Study Mode
In person

About this course

Advance your knowledge of exercise and sports science by undertaking an honours degree at Deakin.

Designed for students with a strong undergraduate academic record, the honours year combines coursework and an original piece of research under the guidance of a supervisor. You will gain an understanding of research methods and design as well as experience in project planning and implementation.

Graduates may apply to enter masters and PhD by research programs.

Examples of previous honours research pieces include:

  • How does physical activity in childhood improve the adult heart?
  • Can we monitor firefighters fatigue on the job in the same way we monitor our athletes?
  • Influence of game characteristics on decision making in AFL umpires

Study locations

Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Burwood (Melbourne)

Career pathways

The course provides four credit points of research training and four credit points of applied research project, therefore directly fostering the skills and capabilities required for progression to higher degrees by research and then to roles involving research in industry or academia. For students not wishing to pursue a research-focussed career pathway, the course equips them with research project management, problem solving, critical appraisal and high-quality communication skills to assist with employability in a range of health or other sectors.

Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Honours) students must attain 8 credit points, including two coursework units in research methods and research issues and an independent research project. Part-time students are required to complete the coursework components in their first year of study.

Attendance and presentation at the School Honours Conference is a hurdle requirement.

All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity in their first trimester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit).

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.

Credit for prior study or work

No guaranteed pathway, but students' progress to H442 (AQF Level 8) after satisfactory performance in AQF 7 level courses, typically in similar cognate areas, e.g., exercise or sports science, human movement, sport coaching.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Health Services & Support courses at Deakin University.
85.4%
Overall satisfaction
80.1%
Skill scale
71.9%
Teaching scale
69.3%
Employed full-time
$75k
Average salary