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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Sport and Exercise
MSpEx

No new enrolments

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Master of Sport and Exercise requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise or an equivalent qualification, with a minimum grade average of B; or

(c) have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise with Honours or an equivalent qualification, with a minimum grade average of B; or

(d) have been awarded or qualified for the Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise or an equivalent qualification, with a minimum grade average of B.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Degree of Master of Sport and Exercise shall follow a parts-based course of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 240 credits, comprising:

(a) Parts One and Parts Two as specified in the Schedule for the qualification;

and including:

(b) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule for the qualification;

(c) a thesis of at least 90 credits;

(d) attending contact courses, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.

3. Notwithstanding regulation 2, the course of study for candidates admitted under Regulation 1(c) shall be 120 credits comprising:

(a) a 120-credit thesis from Part Two as defined by the Schedule for the qualification;

and including

(b) attending contact courses, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.

4. Notwithstanding regulation 2, the programme of study for candidates admitted under Regulation 1(d) shall be 120 credits, comprising:

(a) a 120-credit thesis from Part Two as defined by the Schedule for the Qualification; or

(b) a 90-credit thesis from Part Two as defined by the Schedule for the Qualification, and 30 credits from Part One, including at least 15 credits of research methods;

and including

(c) Attending contact courses, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

5. The degree of Master of Sport and Exercise may be awarded with or without a subject.

6. Candidates may complete a subject by passing at least 90 credits in a subject. The requirements for each subject are set out in the Schedule for the Qualification.

7. Subjects available are Exercise Prescription and Training, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sport Coaching, and Sport Management.

Student Progression

8. For progression from Part One to Part Two candidates must have achieved a minimum B grade average over Part One courses

9. In cases of sufficient merit, the degree of Master of Sport and Exercise may be awarded with a class of Honours, in accordance with the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Completion Requirements

10. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Qualifications will apply.

11. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

12. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Master of Sport and Exercise

Part One (120 credits from)

Schedule A: Compulsory course

168.711 Health Research Design and Method 30 credits
R 168.810 and 168.710

Schedule B: Part One Subjects

Exercise Prescription and Training (105 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

234.716 Advanced Physical Conditioning 30 credits
R 234.705 and 152.719

234.717 Advanced Exercise Prescription for Musculoskeletal Conditions 15 credits

234.718 Advanced Exercise Prescription for Cardiopulmonary Conditions 30 credits

234.719 Advanced Topics in Clinical Exercise, Health and Disease 30 credits

Exercise Science (90 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

234.716 Advanced Physical Conditioning 30 credits
R 234.705 and 152.719

Physical Education (90 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory Courses

234.736 Advanced Sport Coaching 30 credits
R 152.713

274.707 Issues in Health and Physical Education 30 credits

Sport Coaching (90 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

234.716 Advanced Physical Conditioning 30 credits
R 234.705 and 152.719

234.736 Advanced Sport Coaching 30 credits
R 152.713

234.738 Advanced Sport Practicum 30 credits
R 152.715

Sport Management (90 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory Courses

234.731 Advanced Sport in the Social Context 30 credits
R 152.710

234.732 Advanced Sport Management 30 credits
R 152.711

234.738 Advanced Sport Practicum 30 credits
R 152.715

Part Two

234.891 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

234.892 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 234.891

234.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

234.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 234.897

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