Department of Exercise Sciences


Postgraduate courses

The Department of Exercise Sciences offers several postgraduate course options. A full list of postgraduate course options is below.

EXERSCI 702 Projects in the Exercise Sciences (15 Points)

Provides students with an opportunity to collect data in an area of interest, with the aim of validating an area of study towards their theses.
Course coordinator: Academic Staff Supervisors

Restriction: SPORTSCI 702

EXERSCI 702 approval form for supervision


EXERSCI 703 Cardiac Rehabilitation (15 Points)

The role of the exercise scientist in cardiac rehabilitation. Topics include electrocardiography, exercise testing and exercise prescription. The course combines theory and laboratory/clinical study of these topics.

Restriction: SPORTSCI 703

Course coordinator: Dr G. Carrick-Ranson

EXERSCI 703 course flyer


EXERSCI 704 Advanced Techniques in Biomechanics (15 Points)

A laboratory-based course which explores the theoretical foundations of advanced data collection and analysis of biomechanical data and offers students opportunities to experience practical, hands-on laboratory experiences that will demonstrate these theoretical foundations.

Restriction: SPORTSCI 704

Course coordinator: Dr Y. Zhang

 

EXERSCI 705 Research in the Exercise Sciences (15 Points)

Examines the nature and value of research contributions in Exercise Science and their application to further research and evidence-based practice. Evaluates the process of research, inclusive of the development of research questions and hypotheses, the planning and collection of data in an ethical and unbiased manner, the analysis, interpretation and presentation of data and the dissemination of results.

Restriction: SPORTSCI 705

Course coordinator: Associate Professor H. Smith

EXERSCI 705 course flyer


EXERSCI 706 Seminar in Advanced Exercise Physiology (15 Points)

A seminar-based course examining the physiological responses and adaptations to physical exercise or inactivity. Students evaluate, present, and discuss seminal and contemporary research publications on selected topics largely focusing on the cardiovascular, metabolic, and musculoskeletal systems. Emphasis will be placed upon investigations of the explanatory elements of adaptation, from the level of the genome to the living human, and the use of relevant contemporary experimental techniques.

Restriction: PHYSIOL 706, SPORTSCI 706
Course coordinator: Dr Graeme Carrick-Ranson

EXERSCI 706 course flyer


EXERSCI 708 Advanced Seminar in Movement Neuroscience (15 Points)

Seminar based course which examines brain organisation and function related to movement in health and disease. Emphasis is placed on contemporary techniques and paradigms in the field of movement neuroscience, with special emphasis on clinical populations that exhibit impaired movement. Neural plasticity is a central theme.

Restriction: SPORTSCI 708

Course coordinator: Dr John Cirillo

EXERSCI 708 course flyer


EXERSCI 710 Exercise Rehabilitation (15 Points)

The role of exercise in a multi-component approach to rehabilitation. Risks and benefits of exercise, particularly with respect to sedentary individuals and/or those with medical considerations. Exercise test administration. Exercise prescription and monitoring, physical and functional assessment of performance.

Restriction: SPORTSCI 710

Course coordinator: Dr J. Stinear

EXERSCI 710 course flyer
 

EXERSCI 712 Advanced Exercise Prescription (15 Points)

The physiology and interpretation of cardiovascular and respiratory functional assessments to enable the advanced prescription of accurate and progressive exercise programmes for people with co-existing health conditions. This course provides an understanding of how respiratory and cardiac physiology interact through the lifespan, and the implications this has on prescribing exercise for a wide range of clinical presentations. 

Restriction: SPORTSCI 712

Course coordinator: Dr Stacey Reading

EXERSCI 712 course flyer


EXERSCI 713 Psychology of Active Living (15 Points)

Using behavioural perspectives, complex relationships between physical activity, sedentarism, health promotion, and their effects on health are analysed.  Clinical/methodological measurements of sedentary and physical activity behaviours are discussed.   

Restriction: SPORTSCI 713

Course coordinator:TBA

EXERSCI 713 course flyer


EXERSCI 714 Special Topics in the Exercise Sciences (15 Points)

Prerequisite: Permission of Head of Department

Restriction: SPORTSCI 714

EXERSCI 714 approval form for supervision


EXERSCI 715 Research Planning and Reporting (15 Points)

The theoretical, methodological, and practical skills for designing and reporting clinical research studies. Assignments will assess the student's ability to critically evaluate relevant literature, prepare an ethics application, and write clearly and effectively. A final report will be submitted, formatted as if it is a manuscript being offered for publication.

Course coordinator: Dr J. Stinear

EXERSCI 715 course flyer

EXERSCI 715 approval form for supervision
 

EXERSCI 771  Clinical Exercise Practicum I (15 Points)

A body of practical supervised work of not less than 100 hours, including laboratory work. The principles and application of electrocardiography, and the assessment of people with cardiovascular disease. An introduction to the integration of the
principles of exercise physiology, testing, and prescription into a practical programme for delivery to premorbid and low-risk
clinical populations.

Restriction: SPORTSCI 771, 781
Coordinator: Dr S. Reading

EXERSCI 771 course flyer


EXERSCI 772  Clinical Exercise Practicum II (15 Points)

A body of practical supervised work of not less than 100 hours. The principles of exercise physiology, testing, and prescription
will be integrated into a practical programme for delivery to premorbid and low-risk clinical populations. Emphasis is placed on
the application and interpretation of exercise tests; monitoring exercise and identifying contraindications; emergency
procedures; scope of practice; and reporting.

Prerequisite: SPORTSCI 771
Restriction: SPORTSCI 772, 781
Coordinator: Dr S. Reading

EXERSCI 772 course flyer


SPORTSCI 773  Clinical Exercise Practicum III (30 Points)

A body of practical supervised work of not less than 200 hours. The delivery of exercise rehabilitation services to clinical
populations especially individuals who have cardiac, musculoskeletal, neurological, pulmonary, immunological, neoplastic,
mood, and metabolic disorders, and post-surgical cases.

Prerequisite: EXERSCI 771, 772
Corequisite: EXERSCI 775
Restriction: SPORTSCI 773, 782
Coordinator: Dr S. Reading

EXERSCI 773 course flyer


EXERSCI 774  Clinical Exercise Practicum IV (30 Points)

A body of practical supervised work of not less than 200 hours. The delivery of exercise rehabilitation services to clinical
populations especially individuals who have cardiac, musculoskeletal, neurological, pulmonary, immunological, neoplastic,
mood, and metabolic disorders, and post-surgical cases.

Prerequisite: EXERSCI 773
Restriction: SPORTSCI 774, 782
Coordinator: Dr S. Reading

EXERSCI 774 course flyer


EXERSCI 775 Seminar in Clinical Exercise Physiology (15 Points)

A body of advanced theoretical and administrative work related to exercise prescription and service delivery. The principles of
exercise physiology related to clinical populations, especially individuals who have cardiac, musculoskeletal, neurological,
pulmonary, immunological, neoplastic, mood, and metabolic disorders, post-surgical cases, the elderly, and for individuals
at risk of developing diseases as a consequence of inactivity. Professional and inter-professional relations will be addressed.

Restriction: SPORTSCI 775, 783
Coordinator: Dr S. Reading

EXERSCI 775 course flyer


EXERSCI 780A & B  BSc(Hons) Dissertation in Exercise Sciences (45 Points)

To complete this course students must enrol in EXERSCI 780 A and B.

Restriction: SPORTSCI 788, 789

EXERSCI 781A & B  PGDipSci Dissertation in Exercise Sciences (30 Points)

To complete this course students must enrol in EXERSCI 781 A and B.

Restriction: SPORTSCI 691

 

EXERSCI 792 A & B  MSc Dissertation in Clinical Exercise Physiology (45 Points)

A scholarly discussion of a topic related to clinical exercise physiology.
To complete this course students must enrol in EXERSCI 792 A and B.

Restriction: SPORTSCI 786, 787
Course coordinator: Dr J. Stinear

EXERSCI 792 course flyer

EXERSCI 792 approval form for supervision


EXERSCI 796A & B MSc Thesis in Exercise Sciences (120 Points)

To complete this course students must enrol in EXERSCI 796 A and B.

Restriction: SPORTSCI 796

EXERSCI 796 approval form for supervision


Note: Each course will provide specific implementation details of these general policies. These are included in the Course Outlines.

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Graduate Diploma course


EXERSCI 690A & B GradDipSci Dissertation in Exercise Sciences (15 Points)

To complete this course students must enrol in EXERSCI 690 A and B.

 

 

 

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