SPRT 1002 Fundamentals of Exercise Science (WSTC)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700073

Coordinator Ryan Sidoti Opens in new window

Description This subject is designed to provide fundamental basic science and sport and exercise science content, with the intent to prepare the students for the more advanced scientific applications to the study and research of the sport and exercise sciences. Students will be exposed to computer software applications to aid data processing used in the sport and exercise sciences, with special applications to fields such as biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor learning, skill acquisition and sport psychology.

School Health Sciences

Discipline Human Movement

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Equivalent Subjects SPRT 1001 - Fundamentals of Exercise Science


Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College. Students enrolled in Extended Diplomas must pass 40 credit points from the preparatory subjects listed in the program structure prior to enrolling in this University level subject. Students enrolled in the combined Diploma/Bachelor programs listed below must pass all College Preparatory subjects listed in the program structure before progressing to the Year 2 subjects.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Identify the scientific background of the sport and exercise sciences and outline career opportunities within this discipline.
  2. Define and describe each of the main disciplines of the sport and exercise sciences: biomechanics; exercise physiology; motor learning & skill acquisition; and sports & health psychology.
  3. Recall and illustrate knowledge of introductory principles within the main disciplines of the sport and exercise sciences.
  4. Evaluate measurement techniques and procedures typically undertaken in the sport and exercise sciences.
  5. Employ equipment and software applications to either: collect, process and/or present data common to the sport and exercise sciences.
  6. Recall knowledge of and execute all practical skills and activities safely in compliance with discipline specific WH&S procedures and systems, and WSU standard operating procedures and laboratory rules.
  7. Demonstrate communication, numeracy and social interaction skills, together with information and technology literacy.

Subject Content

Overview of the Sport and Exercise Sciences
Measurement in Sport and Exercise Science
Introduction to Biomechanics
Introduction to Exercise Physiology
Introduction to Physical Activity
Introduction to Motor Learning and Skill Acquisition
Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Log/Workbook Week 3, Week 8, Week 11 20 N Individual
Professional Task 750-1000 words 20 N Individual
Presentation 15 minutes 30 N Individual
End-of-session Exam 2 hrs and 20 mins 30 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Term 3 (2024)

Nirimba Education Precinct


Subject Contact Carissa Hanes Opens in new window

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