School of Psychology and Exercise Science

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. We are pleased to announce that from 2017, we will be offering two new, simplified degree structures designed to allow students to complete an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited qualification by simply completing a major in “Psychology” without the need for additional units or minors. 

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.

Our vision is to be recognised as the leading sports science institution for academic, clinical and research excellence. To help achieve this we constructed a $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.

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Murdoch’s sports science programs among best in the world

Thursday 21st September 2017

Murdoch University’s sports science programs have been ranked among the best in the world, according to the latest Shanghai Ranking. The University’s School of Psychology and Exercise Science ranked in the 51-100 bracket in the prestigious global list, up from the 101-150 bracket in 2016. Deputy Dean of Exercise Science Dr Sean Müller said the accolade reflected Murdoch’s commitment to be a leader in academic and research excellence.

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High Profile Guest Speakers present at BRD210 World of Sport's lectures

Friday 23rd August 2016

This month saw 3 high profile guest speakers present at the School of Psychology and Exercise Science's unit BRD210 World of Sport. Dr Sean Muller and Dr Vance Locke provided students with the opportunity to discuss the world of elite sport with high profile international sportsman and coach Justin Langer and Olympic Field Hockey players Andrew Charter and Gabi Nance who recently returned from the Rio Olympics.



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