EHR320 Workplace Learning in Sport and Exercise (8)

This workplace learning subject enables an opportunity for students to employ problem-based learning strategies to consolidate their prior learning. During the minimum 140 hours of professional placement, students will design, implement and evaluate a strategy or project that has identifiable benefits for stakeholders in an industry/university partnership. This experience aims to assist students to fully participate as an emerging professional in the exercise science/human movement community, by investigating the operational requirements of the industry, assuming multiple roles and responsibilities, adopting ethical practice, and integrating their discipline, practical, interpersonal and reflective knowledge in authentic, real-world professional contexts. The subject provides opportunities for students to articulate their personal and professional suitability for employment in the exercise science, sports media and human movement related fields of the profession.


Session 3 (90)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EHR320. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Allied Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Management)

Bachelor of Sports Media

Diploma of Exercise Studies

or as approved by the Course Director

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to participate as a developing professional in an occupational cultural community;
  • be able to develop a professional identity by participating in a broad array of occupational socialising experiences;
  • be able to articulate a professional philosophy appropriate to the discipline of exercise science or related fields;
  • be able to reflect on their professional suitability to employment in exercise science and related fields;
  • be able to integrate their discipline, practical, interpersonal and reflective knowledge and skills in responding to authentic, contextual professional tasks;
  • be able to demonstrate their ability to adopt ethical, principled and culturally safe and sensitive practices and standards in a professional context;
  • be able to examine the roles, responsibilities and operational requirements of participants in professional partnerships;
  • be able to synthesise and apply their knowledge of problem-based learning, to the design, implementation and evaluation of a strategy or project that has identifiable benefits for all stakeholders in the professional partnership; and
  • be able to actively engage in a professional placement for a minimum of 140 hours.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Organising your professional placement;
  • Documenting your 140 hours of professional placement;
  • Understanding work integrated and problem-based learning;
  • Designing your strategy or project;
  • Understanding information technologies;
  • The job application process;
  • Career opportunity awareness.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EHR320 in Session 3 2021. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Action research plan
Blog contributions
Action research project evaluation report
Placement record of student engagement/logbook

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 20 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students will complete 140 hours of exercise science/human movement related work placement.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2022. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.