An Honours program is offered as an additional year to the undergraduate program. The Honours program consists of a fourth year of full-time study (1 year) or the equivalent part-time study (2 years). Courses are offered on a semester basis, i.e. two semesters per year. The Honours program consists of a research project on a topic determined in consultation with your research supervisor. The program also involves a skills development strand to assist you in the development of your research skills and the writing of your research thesis. Honours is highly regarded by potential employers and provides entry into a research career.
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- In-depth knowledge and skills appropriate to undertake further study and research in exercise and sport science.
- Ability to develop, conduct and manage a research project in exercise and sport science.
- Ability to independently and critically analyse the results of research projects.
- Ability to communicate a convincing and reasoned scientific argument at a level and style appropriate to the audience and to report scientific findings in an oral and/or written format.
- Ability to work on an advanced scientific activity both autonomously and collaboratively.
- Possess an understanding of and respect for the legal and ethical implications of professional Exercise and Sport Science practice in accordance with the charter and Code of Conduct of the AAESS and NHMRC guidelines.