University of Technology Sydney

C09057v2 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours)

Award(s): Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours) (BSportExSc(Hons))
CRICOS code: 043289M
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: Moore Park

Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Other information


The honours program is designed to provide students with the resources to further develop and apply their research skills and to pursue focused areas of interest within sport and exercise science.

Course aims

The honours program develops an understanding of research design and scientific method to facilitate the completion of a substantive research project which focuses on theory, applied research and professional practice. This culminates in the production of a thesis that integrates and synthesises the research outcomes and contributes to knowledge in the field of sport and exercise science.

Career options

Adding an honours year to your degree will develop higher level skills that set you apart and improve your employment opportunities. Honours students can also pathway into higher level degrees such as a Masters or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Career options include exercise science, sports science, corporate health and fitness, physical activity, strength and conditioning, research assistant, health promotion (e.g. for general population or aged care), sports coaching or training (e.g. in schools or sporting clubs), sports development and sports management (including government roles in planning and policy). Students who progress to the level of PhD may find career opportunities in higher education institutions such as TAFE or University. This could include lecturing, research or coordination of work experience programs.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.0 Lead, manage and inspire within the fields of sport, exercise and health
1.1 Demonstrate leadership to individuals, groups and organisations in the fields of sport, exercise and health
1.2 Develop and sustain collaborative partnerships with industry and professionals
1.3 Apply contemporary management practices to enable effective outcomes
2.0 Take personal, social and ethical responsibility for their contribution to sport, exercise and health
2.1 Recognise the importance of personal, social, ethical and legal accountability in sport, exercise and health
2.2 Assess and manage safety and risk appropriate to the client and context
2.3 Provide services using resources appropriately to ensure sustainable and equitable access
3.0 Competently apply knowledge and skills within the sport, exercise and health professions
3.1 Apply knowledge and skills in key content areas, including anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sports psychology, motor learning and exercise prescription
3.2 Integrate knowledge and skills from key content areas to develop evidence-based interventions that meet the unique needs of clients
4.0 Engage in research and critical thinking to integrate diverse knowledge and develop creative, effective and evidence-based solutions
4.1 Identify, access and critically evaluate appropriate information resources
4.2 Develop and apply evidence-based systems to address contemporary issues in sport, exercise and health
4.3 Engage with current international perspectives in the sport, exercise and health professions
5.0 Adapt to diverse industry contexts to enable optimal and sustainable sport, exercise and health outcomes
5.1 Manage and adapt the environment to maximise outcomes for a range of clients and stakeholders
5.2 Develop individualised experiences that are socially and environmentally responsible and provide sustainable health outcomes
5.3 Act with respect and sensitivity to culture
6.0 Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with diverse populations to enable positive change
6.1 Utilise a range of communication strategies to promote sport, exercise and health for individuals and groups with diverse needs
6.2 Effectively collaborate with a range of sport, exercise and health professionals to develop optimal solutions
7.0 Graduates have professional cultural competency which contributes to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, inclusive of physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellness
7.1 Demonstrate respect and value for world view differences and in particular Australian Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing
7.2 Critique and reflect upon the impact of ongoing colonisation and its pervasive discourse on Indigenous Australians and their health and wellbeing
7.3 Recognise the diversity of Indigenous Australians and integrate this knowledge into practice

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline at an appropriate level.

Examples include:

  • Successful completion of the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (including C10300, C10302, C10328) or Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Management (including C10301, C10303), with a credit average or better in the final two full-time sessions.
  • In exceptional cases, consideration is given to applicants who have completed the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Management or Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science at a pass level. In such cases, outstanding professional achievements are taken into account. Such achievements include, but are not limited to;
    • extended periods of employment in the sport and exercise industry gaining substantive experience in the sport and exercise landscape relevant to their proposed project or,
    • bespoke knowledge in a certain area of sport and exercise science gained from completing a specialist undergraduate elective or capstone project.
  • Successful completion of a comparable non-UTS course that meets the above criteria will also be considered.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

The honours component is normally completed in one year of full-time or two years of part-time study and is undertaken primarily at the Moore Park precinct.

Course structure

All students must complete one coursework subject, worth 6 credit points, and a major thesis of 42 credit points, totalling 48 credit points. The precise nature of each student's program is determined in consultation with the honours course coordinator, with the aim of choosing a topic that will facilitate completion of the honours research thesis.

Course completion requirements

92054 Research and Statistics for Sport and Exercise 6cp
92055 Sport and Exercise Science Research Dissertation 1 18cp
92056 Sport and Exercise Science Research Dissertation 2 24cp
Total 48cp

Other information

Further information is available from:

Research administration officer
telephone +61 2 9514 4834

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
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