Professional Placement in Exercise and Sports Science

Course code EXSS3040Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences

This course allows students to integrate real world skills and experience with theoretical concept and knowledge obtained during their degree program. Students will be offered the opportunity to undertake work-integrated learning. The course involves 100 hours of work experience with a professional in two out of three different sectors of the exercise and sports science industry.

This course has a Compulsory Course Component. Students must satisfactorily complete 100 hours of approved work placement in order to pass the course.

In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Work Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this Compulsory Course Component in the course outline provided by the School.

Available in 2014

OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Communicate effectively with clients, peers and the public in a professional manner consistent with the Code of Conduct for Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA);
2. Demonstrate professional behaviour in actions, attitudes and demeanour at all times;
3. Demonstrate completion of work experience in at least two sectors of the Exercise and Sports Science industry totalling 100 hours;
4. Critically evaluate their work experience performance and analyse their own professional strengths and weaknesses.
Content- 100 hours of work placement in the Exercise and Sports Science industry
- Development of communication skills in a professional environment
- Professional code of conduct and obligations
- Professional development
Replacing Course(s)SPOR3040 Professional Preparation & Practice
TransitionCannot be counted for credit with SPOR3040 Professional Preparation & Practice
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAssumed Knowledge. EXSS1010 or SPOR1010, EXSS2010 or SPOR2010, EXSS2050 or SPOR2050, EXSS2030 or SPOR2030, EXSS2070 or SPOR2070, EXSS3010 or SPOR3010 (or concurrent enrolment in EXSS3010).
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsClinical
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Presentations - Individual
Practicum/PlacementThis assessment includes a Compulsory Course Component. Students must satisfactorily complete 100 hours of approved work placement to pass the course. This Compulsory Course Component is required for objectives 3 and 4. On satisfactorily completing this assessment, a final mark will be given in the course and it will be recorded that the student satisfied the Compulsory Course Component. Those who fail to satisfy the Compulsory Course Component will have the normal avenues of appeal open to them.
Contact HoursPracticum: for 100 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Tutorial: for 8 hour(s) per Week for 2 weeks
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentWork Health and Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. Compulsory Course Component: In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory lab induction and safety induction (testing equipment usage).
Compulsory Program ComponentTo be well prepared for the professional placements students are required to complete EXSS2070 or SPOR2070. The BESS program contains two placement courses. The first placement course EXSS2070 or SPOR2070 contains essential information on professional conduct. Students will not be able to enrol in the second placement course (EXSS3040) without successful completion of EXSS2070 or SPOR2070.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EXSS3040