The School of Psychology and Exercise Science offers a range of accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses in psychology and physiology.

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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

Project KIDS celebrates 20 years

August 12 2014

A pioneering research program which uses play to investigate the impacts of premature birth, childhood illness, injury or trauma on a child’s development, celebrated its 20th anniversary in July.

Project KIDS, which is based in the School of Psychology and Exercise Science, has worked with more than 2700 participants since being established by Clinical Director Dr Corinne Reid and Research Director Professor Mike Anderson.

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Be a Student for the Day Experience

July 17 2014

On July 17th 2014 the School of Psychology and Exercise Science held a Be a Student for the Day experience. Students choose from experiencing a day as a Psychology or Exercise Science Student.

During the day Psychology students got to experience Mind Magic and Psychology with Dr Vance Locke and also Building Bridges and Personality Tests with Dr Graeme Ditchburn and Mrs Libby Brook. Exercise Science students had hands on experience with the Heat Chamber and Bikes with Dr Brad Wall, as well as experience Motor Control with Dr Sean Muller.