Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)

Unit outlines will be available through Find a unit outline two weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.
 

Exercise Science major

This major is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) or Bachelor of Applied Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Exercise and Sport Science)
A major in Exercise Science requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 18 credit points of 2000-level major core units
(iii) 18 credit points of 3000-level major core units

Units of study

The units of study are listed below
1000-level units of study
EXSS1037 Introduction to Exercise Science

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Peter Sinclair Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Corequisites: EXSS1036 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This introductory unit will provide students with skills and understanding of measurement and analysis core to becoming a proficient exercise professional. Students will learn technical skills for exercise data collection, the data handling, calculations and analytical approaches to examining data, and research methods used to collect evidence. Critical thinking approaches will be used to develop skills for assessing quality of evidence in exercise science. A focus Introduction to Exercise Science is the development of discrete skills and understanding of their application for accuracy.
Textbooks
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EXSS1038 Principles of Biomechanics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rene Ferdinands Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit aims to develop an appreciation of how mechanical principles can be applied to understand the underlying causes of human movement. Topics include: kinematics, vectors, Newton's laws of motion, work, energy, power, and momentum; for both translational and rotational motion; and the influence of fluids on motion. Emphasis is placed on developing mathematical skills and analytical problem- solving techniques. The laboratory classes complement the lectures; providing opportunities to validate mechanical principles in a quantitative manner.
Textbooks
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2000-level units of study
EXSS2031 Movement Analysis

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: EXSS1038 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit of study builds on the platform established in EXSS1038 Principles of Biomechanics to consolidate prior knowledge and competency with a focus now on interpretation, application and integration of knowledge with skills. Practical classes are a key feature of this unit of study providing the learning experience in which the mathematical and problem-solving skills introduced in earlier units are specifically challenged in the conduct of kinematic and kinetic analysis of movement. A major project will be conducted to quantitatively analyse a movement task, developing problem solving, analysis and presentation skills.
EXSS2033 Psychology of Exercise and Physical Activity

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Remote Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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This unit provides an introduction to key psychological factors and explanatory frameworks accounting for the
participation and adherence to Exercise and Physical Activity (PA) behaviour. The unit focuses on the main themes of behaviour change, mental-health and well-being. The unit aims to develop understanding of how psychology informs the design of interventions at the individual level with practical implications emphasised for health practitioners including exercise physiologists.
EXSS2034 Exercise Programming and Delivery

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: EXSS1036 and EXSS1037 and EXSS2032 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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The aim of this unit is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to design and implement exercise programs for healthy adults focussing on gym-based settings. This unit will cover pre-exercise health
screening, physical assessments (e.g. anthropometry, flexibility, posture testing, cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness), interpretation of test results, goal setting, prescription and implementation of cardiorespiratory and resistance exercise. A focus of Exercise Programming and Delivery is the development of practical skills required to conduct exercise assessments and training sessions in a professional manner. Additionally, acquiring the ability to accurately monitor and evaluate a client's response to exercise, make appropriate modifications to an exercise program, reflect on their own performance, and write client reports and case notes.

3000-level units of study (2022)

Units of study offered from 2022: EXSS3XXX Advanced Exercise Programming and Delivery, EXSS3XXX Practicum in Exercise Science 1, EXSS3XXX Practicum in Exercise Science 2