SPRT 3020 Applied Research Project

Credit Points 10

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Description This capstone subject requires students to design and conduct a detailed project of independent inquiry in an area of interest. In consultation with subject coordinators and academic staff, students will build on existing evidence synthesis skills by collecting data in a variety of formats to answer key questions related to their field, leading to outcomes and solutions relevant to real-world settings and future employment contexts.

School Health Sciences

Discipline Sport And Recreation

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Equivalent Subjects SPRT 3011 Sport Development Applied Project

Incompatible Subjects SPRT 3014 Sport Management Applied Project
200664 Sport Management Internship


Must have completed 160 Credit Points. 

Assumed Knowledge

A developed level of knowledge in Sport, Health and Physical Education.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse known, reported or understood elements of professional practice in a relevant field to identify potential gaps in knowledge, skills or behaviours in that field 
  2. Pose critical and relevant research questions and design a research project able to address those questions.
  3. Gather, manage, organise, and critically analyse data to address critical questions
  4. Suggest solutions and formulate recommendations that have application to the real-world settings.
  5. Work collaboratively and communicate effectively in visual, oral, and written formats 

Subject Content

  1. Asking the right questions, designing a project, and ethical considerations
  2. Sourcing evidence and synthesising ideas
  3. Qualitative and quantitative research methods
  4. Reporting on findings via creative and diverse media
  5. Translation to professional practice

Special Requirements

Legislative pre-requisites

Requirements will vary between hosting organisations and may include a Working with Children Check, Child Protection Course, Criminal Record Check or First Aid Certificate. Specific requirements will be identified and confirmed with students prior to the commencement of the subject. Enrolment and working with industry partners will not proceed if the student does not have the correct requirements at the time the placement is due to begin.


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
Proposal 750-1000 words 20 N Individual
Presentation 5-minutes 20 N Individual
Report 3000 words or creative piece 40 N Individual
Reflection 1000 words 20 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Spring (2024)

Penrith (Kingswood)


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Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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