The Honours degree normally requires one year of full-time study.  It is offered by the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law.

Admission requirements

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 School of Education being able to provide adequate resources to supervise and manage the proposed research project.

Course aims

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.

Learning outcomes 

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)