The Honours degree normally requires one year of full-time study. It is offered by the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work.
Students who have completed to a sufficiently high standard, normally a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.25 or higher, a Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity degree, or an equivalent approved qualification, may apply to undertake an Honours degree in Sport, Health and Physical Activity.
In addition to meeting the required GPA, admission will depend upon the College being able to provide adequate resources to supervise and manage the proposed research project.
The Honours degree aims to:
- extend the knowledge and ability of students to enable them to work in a research environment;
- expose students to a range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and analysis;
- provide a pathway for research-oriented undergraduates to pursue postgraduate research study and prepare them for a career in research and development;
- provide students with the cognitive skills and ability to apply advanced knowledge to solve specific problems;
- provide students with fundamental research skills and principles that can be used beyond a research setting.
Upon successful completion of the Honours degree students will be able to demonstrate:
- advanced knowledge and cognitive skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding;
- research skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems; and
- the ability to plan, carry out and report on an in-depth analytical research study in an area of educational interest
Program of study
To qualify for the Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity (Honours) degree a student must satisfactorily complete 36 units of study as specified in the program of study.
Core - Year 1 topics
EDUC7120 Approaches to Research (Honours) (4.5 units)
EDUC7121 Honours Thesis Preparation (4.5 units)
EDUC7122 Honours Research Methods (9 units)
Select 18 units from the following:
HLPE7220 Honours Thesis (18 units)
HLPE7220A Honours Thesis (9/18 units)
HLPE7220B Honours Thesis (9/18 units)