Exercise Science Career Development

Unit code: AHE3120 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park


This unit is designed as the first part of a Capstone project taken by students in their final year of their program. It is designed to consolidate the students' undergraduate training via reflective practice.
This unit introduces students to professional roles and offers perspectives on the roles of other team members in the professional setting.
Assessment in this unit requires the use of theoretical knowledge from the discipline units completed during the degree along with critical reflection on an individual career goals and aspirations. This unit is designed to support students to obtain positive career outcomes by following a career development model. It will equip them to be proactive and strategic in career planning, aware of the variety of exercise and sport science career outcomes and to develop self-understanding to enable them to target their career actions.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate significant knowledge and understanding of work and career choices and requirements;
  2. Prioritise and reflect on a broad range of strategies for achieving own career and learning goals;
  3. Exercise independent critical thinking, practices and judgements, and reflect within the career placement at the workplace setting; and,
  4. Articulate and present on professional learning, job skills, and career goals using language and vocabulary that is appropriate to the contexts and settings of the sports and exercise science industry.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Exercise
Grade: 20%
Personal career profile assessment
Assessment type: Portfolio
Grade: 30%
Resume and Cover Letter
Assessment type: Portfolio
Grade: 50%
Career placement report

Required reading

Selected readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.

As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):

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