Department of Exercise Sciences


Year 1 courses

The Department of Exercise Sciences offers a number of core and elective first year (100-level) courses for students beginning their qualification. A full description of the first year courses for a major in Exercise Sciences can be found below.

EXERSCI 100G C Exercise and Fitness: Myths and Reality (15 Points)

An introduction to the principles of physical exercise, with a focus on understanding how the body moves and responds to exercise, how performance can be measured, and how fitness can be developed and maintained to optimise health. Particular emphasis will be placed on the debunking of common myths about exercise, and offering evidence-based advice on the benefits of appropriate physical activity.
Restriction: SPORTSCI 100G

Course coordinator: Summer School & Semester 2 - Mr W. Weerasekera

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EXERSCI 101 S1 C Foundations of Exercise Sciences and Sport (15 points)

Essential scientific concepts and methods of the four sub-disciplines of Sport and Exercise Science: Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Movement Neuroscience and Exercise and Sport Psychology are introduced. Development of academic literacy and numerical problem-solving skills are encouraged. Examples from current research, professional organisations, progression and career pathways within each sub-discipline are discussed.
Restriction: SPORTSCI 101

Course coordinator: Mr W. Weerasekera

EXERSCI 101 course flyer (PDF)

Note: This course is NOT a General Education course and involves introductory-level physics and basic mathematical calculations. If you would like to take EXERSCI 101 in place of a General Education course, then you need to consult your own Faculty/Department and get approval.


EXERSCI 103 S1 C Human Anatomy (15 points)

The study of the gross anatomical organisation of the neural, muscular and skeletal systems, with particular reference to the neck, limbs, back and abdominal wall. Practical work includes gross anatomy laboratories and CD-ROM study.
Restriction: SPORTSCI 103


Course coordinator: Associate Professor C. Stinear

EXERSCI 103 course flyer (PDF)


EXERSCI 105 S2 C Exercise Prescription (15 points)

An introduction to the risks and benefits of exercise, exercise policy and safety, physical fitness testing, guidelines for exercise test administration, principles of exercise prescription, cardio-respiratory and neuromuscular training.
Restriction: SPORTSCI 105, 205

Course coordinator: Mr Paul Nolan

EXERSCI 105 course flyer (PDF)