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.

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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.

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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.

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Project KIDS 20th Anniversary Celebration

June 25 2014

Project KIDS is celebrating 20th anniversary on Friday 25th of July.

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..

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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.

Temasek Polytechnic Study Tour

Murdoch University Sport and Exercise Science Skate Promo

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.

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Sports Science and Performance Facility

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

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