SPRT 3017 Work Experience in Sport and Exercise Science

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 400904

Coordinator Chloe Taylor Opens in new window

Description Experience in the field of study is an essential ingredient in marketing an individual for employment and often for professional memberships. Work Experience in Sport and Exercise Science provides students with an opportunity to observe and assist Sport & Exercise Science practitioners in action and to learn in a practical setting. Students will have the opportunity to see how knowledge and skills acquired in lectures and tutorials/laboratories can be applied and also relate theoretical concepts and skills to situations in exercise-related settings. This unit is the second of two units that require a work placement which is usually off campus.

School Health Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) Students in course versions 46581 46582 and 46583 must successfully complete three pre-requisite units - BIOS 2037 Sport and Exercise Physiology REHA 3012 Exercise in Musculo-Skeletal Rehabilitation and SPRT 2009 Professional Development and Work Experience Students in course version 46584 must successfully complete two prerequisite units - BIOS 2012 Exercise Physiology and HLTH 2005 Exercise Prescription 1

Equivalent Subjects SPRT 3015 - Sport and Exercise Science in Practice

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 4658 Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science).

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Provide evidence of personal and professional development through observation, experimentation and practice, under the supervision of an experienced practitioner.
  2. Deliver exercise related services effectively and safely in compliance with OH&S, standard operating procedures, and the Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) code of professional conduct and ethical practice.
  3. Maintain confidential client records of health status, fitness tests, exercise programming, and valid informed consent.
  4. Communicate effectively in written, oral and nonverbal forms.
  5. Understand and critically evaluate the structure and function of a sport or exercise related industry.
  6. Establish additional personal contacts in the exercise industry.

Subject Content

1. Establish contacts within a sport/exercise - related industry
2. Preparation of a learning contract through negotiation with an agency supervisor
3. Course 4658 (versions 1, 2 and 3): 80 hours placement within the industry of sport and exercise science at an approved agency under the guidance of an approved supervisor
4. Course 4658 (version 4): 140 hours placement within the industry of sport and exercise science at an approved agency under the guidance of an approved supervisor

Special Requirements

Legislative pre-requisites

Prior to enrolling in this subject, students must have submitted a Student Undertaking Form and undertake to apply for a National Police Check, which is required to be submitted before placement. Students must also hold a valid and current First Aid Certificate from a Registered Training Organisation. Refer to the Special Requirements website for more information.
Note that the First Aid Requirement has been removed for Spring 2021 due to COVID Restrictions.

Special Requirements


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.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Log/Workbook ESSA logbook to document hours of professional practice Course versions 4658.1, 4658.2 and 4658.3: 80 hours, course version 4658.4: 140 hours S/U Y Individual
Learning Contract Contract and Evaluation booklet 14 pages S/U Y Individual
Report Agency Profile and evaluation 3-4 pages S/U Y Individual
Professional task Letter of thanks to supervisor 1 page S/U Y Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2



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