This course is for students in Year 3 of the Bachelor of Social Science (Recreation and Human Movement) course offered at the Bathurst campus.
The Bachelor of Social Science (Recreation and Human Movement) course is designed to prepare professionals in the recreation and human movement field. The Honours course provides selected students with the opportunity to undertake a research orientation program which combines coursework and research studies in an integrated fashion. The course also facilitates access for graduates to proceed to research-based studies at the Masters or Doctoral level.
On campus at Bathurst
Full-time on campus 4 years (8 sessions)
Part-time on campus 8 years (16 sessions)
In order to qualify for consideration for admission to the Honours degree, students must attain an average of Credit grade or higher in the first and second years of the Bachelor of Social Science (Recreation and Human Movement) course.
To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 256 subject points comprising 28 subjects (totalling 224 subject points) and a Research Project (32 subject points).
Students study areas such as recreation and leisure, recreation resource management, sport and society, sports ethics, applied human movement, health and lifestyle issues, fitness testing and research in human movement and/or recreation. Students also undertake practical and performance studies as well as required subjects in health, psychology, sociology and applied recreation.
In Years 3 and 4 of their course, students undertake a number of subjects in research methodology and complete an independent Research Project in their final year.
In addition, students select three electives from an area of interest such as sports psychology, sports media or advanced human movement.
This component of the course is a combination of practical performance and industry-based fieldwork. Individual performance competence is expected in the practical areas of dance, gymnastics, aquatics, outdoor recreation, team and lifetime sports. Fieldwork experience will be gained through placement in a variety of agencies such as sports camps, vacation recreation centres, coaching programs, health and fitness clubs and community service facilities.
Graduates may undertake a one year full-time or a two year distance education Graduate Diploma of Education at the University which will qualify them to work as physical education, health and personal development teachers in NSW. Entry is competitive and merit based.
Session 1 (Autumn)
Session 2 (Spring)
Session 3 (Autumn)
Session 4 (Spring)
Session 5 (Autumn)
Session 6 (Spring)
Session 7 (Autumn)
Session 8 (Spring)
Students are advised to contact the Course Coordinator if they have any questions regarding aspects of the course.
School of Teacher Education
Telephone: (02) 6338 4481
Facsimile: (02) 6338 4417