The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


This course provides an introduction to the field of exercise and sport science. This is the stepping stone to engage with scientific foundations of exercise science and sport. Students will be exposed to the fundamental principles of exercise science and the structure of the industry, as well as career opportunities and pathways.



  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Comprehend the nature of exercise and sport science.

2. Describe how energy is used in the human body during locomotion.

3. Describe the acute cardiopulmonary responses to rest and exercise.

4. Describe the structure and function of the neuromuscular system.

5. Demonstrate skills in literature searching, research evaluation and data analysis.

6. Demonstrate basic practical skills in exercise and sports science.


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

Participation: 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: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Students must attend 80% of scheduled laboratories.
  • Laboratory: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - In order to participate in this course students must complete a compulsory lab induction.

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Term Full Term


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