Master of Exercise Science (Research)

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  • Objectives
    This course aims to allow graduates to pursue in-depth study within a selected area of Exercise Science by means of research. Topics may be selected in areas in which staff members can provide appropriate specialist supervision. Current fields of research involvement include biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control, exercise psychology, sports and exercise management, outdoor recreation and health promotion.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must have a Bachelor of Exercise Science degree with Honours (or equivalent) or a Postgraduate Diploma in an appropriate field of study.
  • Academic title
    Master of Exercise Science (Research)
  • Course description

    Australian and New Zealand Citizens and Permanent Residents undertaking the course are provided with an Australian Catholic University Tuition Assistance Scholarship, which is equivalent to a full-fee paying place. Some students may be eligible for RTS places.

    International students undertaking the course pay full international tuition fees


    Please see the Postgraduate Research Scholarships Section.

    Requirements for Completion of the Award

    This research master’s degree in Exercise Science is conducted and examined by means of the preparation and submission of an 80 credit point thesis. Students who can demonstrate the potential for research but are lacking specific techniques or knowledge necessary for the conduct of their chosen research topic, may be required to enrol in relevant supplementary units on the recommendation of their supervisor and with the approval of the Head of School.


    The thesis must be a substantial piece of research in which the student has demonstrated an ability to conduct an independent research study, make appropriate theoretical connections and add to the existing body of knowledge.


    Preparation of the thesis shall be under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by the School Committee. Assistant supervisors in the area of specialty may be co-opted by the School.

    Following lodgement of the written thesis, the University will appoint two examiners, at least one of whom will be external to the University. The examiners will make recommendations to the University as to the acceptability of the thesis either in its present form or with specified amendments.

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