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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
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.
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.
World cup victory for Murdoch psychologists
July 09 2014
Blowing open the mould of sports psychology has reaped golden rewards for the Murdoch University psychologists working with the Kookaburras, Australian Men's Hockey Team.
Corinne Reid, who is the head psychologist with the Kookaburras, was by the side of the team when they won the World Cup in the Netherlands.
Temasek Polytechnic Study Tour
June 23 2014
Staff and students from Temasek Polytechnic spent a morning with School of Psychology and Exercise Science exploring Psychology at Murdoch University. The students are currently studying the Diploma in Psychology Studies at Temasek Polytechnic, and the visit provided them with an opportunity to enrich their learning and experience of Psychology, and exposed them to study and career opportunities in Psychology in Australia.
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.
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