The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


Participation in exercise and sport is widely enjoyed and recommended for its various physical and psychological benefits. However, exercise and sport activities need to be correctly prescribed and delivered to ensure that it is safe and effective for all participants. This course introduces students to the scientific nature of the expansive domain of exercise and sport science. Students will be exposed to the fundamental principles of exercise science that will include energy metabolism as well as cardiovascular and neuromuscular physiology. The course will also introduce basic practical skills in undertaking physical assessments and sourcing research materials to ensure best-practice delivery models. By the end of the course, students should understand introductory content of how exercise affects physiological systems and demonstrate basic skills in physical assessments and literacy.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Explain the scientific nature of exercise and sport science and its professional career pathways.

2. Identify how energy is produced and used within the human body during exercise.

3. Identify cardiopulmonary and neuromuscular system structure and function and recall how the systems are affected through exercise.

4. Evaluate literature, research, and data analysis specific to exercise and sport science.

5. Demonstrate basic practical skills in exercise and sport science in health screening and physiological measures.


  • Work and energy
  • Exercise physiology
  • Exercise testing
  • Practical skills for exercise and sport science


This course replaces SPOR1010. If you have successfully completed SPOR1010 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Group Tutorial participation and contribution

In Term Test: In Class Examinaton

Quiz: Online Quizzes

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Laboratory: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - Students must attend 80% of scheduled laboratories.

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Fortnight for 12 Weeks starting in week 1

Labs run on alternate weeks and commence in Week 1 for Group A and Week 2 for Group B. Labs finish in Week 11 for Group A and Week 12 for Group B.


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term