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Overview

Pursue your interests and enhance your career. The Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) (Honours) program is a fourth year of study during which you will conduct a research project and write a thesis under the supervision of a senior academic, developing specialist knowledge and invaluable research skills.

As an Honours student, you will study alongside leading researchers in the discipline of exercise and sport science as you develop the expertise and practical skills needed to utilise and produce high quality research. Entry to the Honours program will commence in year four and is available to meritorious students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sports Science) (Pass) degree.

You will complete two units of study throughout your Honours year. In semester 1, you will commence Honours A: Research Design, which covers quantitative and qualitative research methods and will enable you to develop your research proposal. You will then undertake Honours B: Applied Research Skills in semester 2. In this unit you will cultivate skills in data analysis and the interpretation of results. You will also learn how to write up and present your research findings. The Honours program culminates in a presentation and the submission of a scholarly thesis for examination, in the form of a journal manuscript.

Undertaking an additional year of Honours is a unique opportunity to push the frontiers of knowledge, develop and prove your critical abilities, and expand your career prospects.  For more information about Honours.

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How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Application dates

Direct applicants:

Applications open - 19 October 2020

Applications close - 31 January 2021

Offers - 7 February 2021

Due to the limited number of places available in this course, applications may close earlier if the course is full.

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Application dates

Direct applicants:

Applications open - 19 October 2020

Applications close - 31 January 2021

Offers - 7 February 2021

Due to the limited number of places available in this course, applications may close earlier if the course is full.

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - visit the scholarships webpage for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March)

What you'll study

Honours subject areas can vary according to Discipline and methodological approach. In Health Sciences, topics may focus on a particular area of health care practice or a topical health issue. Other projects may examine interventions or strategies that aim to improve health outcomes.  More information about Honours.

 

The focus of the Honours program is on individual research. Students will complete two units of study over the twelve months. In semester 1, students will commence Honours A: Research Design, which covers quantitative and qualitative research methods and will form the development of their research proposal. Students then undertake Honours B: Applied Research Skills in semester 2.Students will develop skills in data analysis and interpretation of the results. They will also learn how to write up and present their research findings. The Honours program culminates in a presentation and the submission of a scholarly thesis for examination, in the form of a journal manuscript.

Honours awards and classes

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) Honours degree is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Postgraduate research at the University

Studying for a higher degree by research in the health sciences at the University of Sydney is a unique opportunity to push the frontiers of knowledge, develop and prove your critical abilities, and expand your career prospects.


Our leading research groups in clinical and rehabilitation sciences, exercise health and peformance, medical imaging and radiation sciences, health systems and global populations, offer flexible doctoral and master's by research programs to outstanding graduates. You can also work closely with a talented, multidisciplinary team in our Ageing, Work and Health research or our Health Informatics Research and Evaluation unit.

Units of Study

Sample study plan

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) Honours

Year Sem  Units of study 
1 1 Honours semester one
  2 Honours semester two

Applying for honours

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) Honours degree is your chance to become a member of a community of health professionals committed to moving their career forward through research. Under a senior scholar, each student will develop research skills and make a significant contribution to the development of knowledge in their profession.

Admission criteria

To qualify for admission to the Honours year a candidate must have:

  • qualified for the award of, or been awarded, the pass degree in Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sports Science) pass program at the Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney

    AND

  •  a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 65.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Handbooks Online and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.

Inherent Requirements

To assist students to make informed choices about their study, we have identified and set out the Inherent Requirements for coursework award courses in exercise and sport science.

The University of Sydney welcomes and encourages applications from students with disabilities, and from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Where there are physical, intellectual, cultural, religious or other factors that impact on a student's ability to meet the Inherent Requirements, the University will make reasonable adjustments to assist the student to meet the requirements. Please read the Inherent Requirements carefully as you consider your course choices.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) are scientists with a wide range of theoretical knowledge, practical skills and expertise. The career paths followed by graduates are many and varied and depend mostly on the specific interests and aspirations of the individual. Broadly defined, the areas of employment entered by recent graduates include the sport industry, fitness industry, health industry, occupational health and safety, public health, rehabilitation, research and technology, education and medical insurance. For graduates seeking further career development or professional accreditation, the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) course meets the prerequisite requirements for admission to postgraduate study at the University of Sydney in medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, public health, safety science, and education.

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