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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Latest news and events

Murdoch Open Day

Sunday July 24th 2016

Murdoch University Open Day is being held on Sunday the 24th July 2016 from 10 - 4pm. Be sure to come down and check out the School of Psychology and Exercise Science to participate in a variety of activities. View the full Open Day Schedule


What's Happening


10.00am - 4.00pm Open Day Commences
11.00am - 12.00pm Meet and Greet –
Jesse Wagstaff ( Perth Wildcats)
SRC Labs
11.30am - 12.00pm Course Talk Psychology ECL 2
12.00pm - 1.00pm Meet and Greet –
Sami Whitcomb (Perth Lynx)
SRC Labs
12.30pm - 1.00pm Course Talk Exercise Science ECL 2
1.15pm - 1.45pm Course Talk Psychology ECL 2
2.00pm - 2.30pm Course Talk Exercise Science ECL 2

More Details on Open Day Here

Psychology Poster Session

Friday 10th June 2016

Graduating Psychology Honours and Graduate Diploma students will be presenting their research in poster format at a public session.

Friday 10th June 1:00-3:00pm
Exercise Science Building Building 412, SRC1.021

All welcome, RSVPS essential (for catering purposes).



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