Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology)

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) (Honours)

Honours is available to meritorious students who will complete an alternative set of units of study in the last three semesters of the program.
Students in the honours course must complete 192 credit points of units of study comprising:
(a) the requirements for the pass degree listed in the sequence below and include the alternative honours units of study listed below
(b) maintain a credit average or higher throughout the honours program.
(c) not fail a unit of study throughout their degree (any exceptions require Honours Committee approval).
The honours course:
(a) is full-time only over 4 years study

Years 1 and 2 - core units

As per Pass course

Year 3 - core units

EXSS3062 Motor Control and Learning

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Mark Halaki Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hrs per week Prerequisites: Completion of 48 credit points Prohibitions: EXSS2025 Assessment: In-class quizzes (5%), group motor learning project video and presentation (15%), group motor learning project written assessment (35%) and final exam (45%) Practical field work: 13 hrs Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides students with a broad overview of motor control and learning with the aim of stimulating students to think about the mechanisms of normal human movement. Both a behavioural and a neurophysiological approach are taken to understand the acquisition and execution of skilled motor actions. The behavioural approach is directed at the structures and processes underlying movement without considering their physical basis, while the neurophysiological approach is directed at the neuromuscular machinery and the functional neural connections that govern movement.
Textbooks
Magill, R.A. and Anderson, D. (2014) Motor Learning and Control: Concepts and Applications. (10th edition). New York: McGraw-Hill.; and Edwards, W.H. (2011). Motor learning and Control: From theory to practice. Belmont, USA; Wadsworth, Cengage learning.
BHSC3021 Honours A: Research Design

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anne Honey Session: Intensive October,Semester 2 Classes: 14x 2hr Inter-disciplinary seminars, 6x1hr FRG, mentor or supervisor research meetings Assessment: Research proposal (3,000 to 5,000 words) (65%), short answer format exam on inter-disciplinary material (25%), Weekly tasks (10%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit provides the conceptual framework, theoretical knowledge and some practical skills required to understand how scientific research is conducted and interpreted. The core content is fundamental for researchers and clinicians alike for evidence-based-practice and life-long learning. Content and skills are taught/learned via a series of web-based and class-based activities.
Textbooks
Stephen Polgar, Shane A. Thomas (2013). Introduction to research in the health sciences. Edinburgh : Churchill Livingstone Elsevier ISBN 9780702041945
Units of study offered from 2022. EXSS3XXX Physical Activity and Society, EXSS3XXX Practicum in Exercise Science 1, EXSS3XXX Nutrition for Exercise and Health, EXSS3XXX Fundamental Musculoskeletal, EXSS3XXX Practicum in Exercise Science 2, EXSS3XXX Exercise Physiology in Clinical Cases 1

Year 4 - core units

BHSC4012 Honours B: Applied Research Skills

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 1b Classes: 12 x 2-hr optional inter-disciplinary seminars, 6x1-hr FRG, mentor or supervisor research Prerequisites: BHSC3021 Assessment: Skills workshop presentation (30 mins and 5 mins questions) (50%), Methods reflective report (50%) Practical field work: Optional discipline specific practicals Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Semester 1b
Honours students undertake a supervised research project in a health discipline area within the Faculty. Students will contribute to designing and/or implementing an approved research project and submit a thesis describing the project and its implications. In designing the methodology the student will work closely with academic staff/mentor who will supervise their research activities. Students will meet regularly with their supervisor; attend seminars and workshops that contribute to the research process and their thesis.
BHSC4013 Honours C: Research Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 5x2-hr inter-disciplinary seminars,, 5x1-hr FRG, mentor or supervisor research meetings Prerequisites: BHSC4012 Assessment: Thesis in the form of a journal article (5,000 to 6,500 words) (80%), Honours presentation (10 minutes, 3 mins for questions) (20%) Practical field work: Optional discipline specific practicals Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Honours students complete a supervised research project in a health discipline area within the Faculty. In completing the research, the student will work closely with academic staff/mentor who will supervise their research activities. Honours students learning and teaching activities will largely be driven by the nature of their research project. Likely learning and teaching activities include the production of written work that may be suitable for submission to a relevant refereed journal for publication or equivalent. These activities necessitate a collaborative relationship between supervisor and student.
Units of study offered from 2023. EXSS4XXX Exercise Physiology in Clinical Cases 2, EXSS3XXX Exercise Physiology in Clinical Cases 3, EXSS4XXX Advanced Musculoskeletal, EXSS4XXX Clinical Practice Unit A, EXSS4XXX Clinical Practice Unit B, EXSS4XXX Clinical Practice Unit C