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Welcome to the School of Psychology and Exercise Science
The School of Psychology and Exercise Science prepares students for careers in the mental and physical health sectors. We offer a range of accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Psychology, Exercise Physiology and Sports Science. The School places great importance in looking at the social and cultural context in which psychology is studied. We are active in research, with well-established programs of research in cognitive, developmental, physiological, clinical, organisational and social aspects of psychology.
The School also has a vision to be recognised as the leading sports science institution for academic, clinical and research excellence.To help achieve this, in 2011 we completed a new $4 million, 900sqm sports science facility, which contains labs for biomechanics, exercise physiology, conditioning and rehabilitation. The facility also houses a performance lab complete with a 50m running track, a 14m by 4m screen for projecting life-size simulations and biomechanical imaging, plus a thermal chamber that can raise the temperature to above 55 degrees Celsius.
Latest news and events
Mind and Body story links
See the latest work on an article about the HBF Run for a Reason event in the Mind and Body section of The West Australian.
13th February 2014
Murdoch University Sport and Exercise Science staff used the Murdoch University 3D Motion Capture System to Burrendah Skate Park to capture some skate athletes.
28th October 2013
Project KIDS has now relocated to Building 190 on Campus Drive at Murdoch University.
Project KIDS is a research program based at Murdoch University. Our team is committed to understanding how children grow and how young brains develop. In understanding how children grow it is important to investigate the unfolding of learning and reasoning abilities, as well as understanding emotional development and how children move from a focus on their own needs to learning to get on with others..
04 September 2013
The new $4 million building contains an impressive array of equipment including a performance lab complete with a 50m running track and a 14m by 4m screen for projecting life-size simulation and biomechanical imaging. The new building ensures that graduates are highly-trained and will gain valuable hands-on experience using the latest equipment.
The new facilities invite a wealth of research opportunities, not just in the sporting arena but for industry as well. The focus of the School is prevention and performance at all levels of the activity, enabling people to perform at their optimum in the workplace as well as on the sports field