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Master of  Sports Coaching

Program code: 5447

Location

External

Duration

2 years part-time (recommended) or 1 year full-time (upon approval)

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

The Master of Sports Coaching will provide you with the knowledge expected of high performing coaches while expanding and refining your skills in performance coaching.

  • This one-year coursework program is designed for current or aspiring coaches with an approved bachelor honours degree in the same discipline looking to upgrade their qualifications. See 'Program details' for entry requirements.
  • Expand your expertise in leadership, management, relationship building and the dynamics between athlete and coach. Gain an understanding of the links between theory, research and your personal coaching practice.
  • Study both athletic performance and coaching performance across bio-physical (e.g. recovery, nutrition, rate limiters) and socio-cultural (e.g. quality coaching practices, emotional regulation, cultures of excellence) areas.
  • Benefit from a program designed by elite coaches, expert academics, and world leading researchers. This unique and engaging program offers the latest and most innovative theory and practice in sports coaching.

Graduate with an internationally recognised qualification that will prepare you for advanced coaching roles with high-performance athletes and sporting teams.

  • Fast Facts

    Research and teaching excellence

    UQ has been educating students of human movement since 1941 and is one of Australia's leading centres for teaching and research. In the 2015 ERA Outcomes, our School’s research performance in the field of human movement science received the highest possible ranking.

  • Beyond the classroom

    Flexible study options

    The Master of Sports Coaching is available on an external basis. Coursework is delivered in online study modules and discussions, and several courses use practical, work-based learning approaches that encourage you to critically reflect on your coaching practice.

  • Alumni
    "This is one of the best learning experiences I have had in my coaching career. The program is delivered in a user-friendly way for full-time professionals and the content is applicable for coaches of all sports. It is an essential qualification for any coach aspiring to be the best in their craft." Liam, Master of Sports Coaching graduate, Australia
  • Fast Facts

    Renowned reputation

    UQ's School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences is ranked in the world's top five for sport and exercise science by three major international rankings (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018, Shanghai World Rankings 2017 and CEOWORLD Magazine 2018).

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Sports Coaching are well placed to move into high-level coaching roles with high-performance athletes and sporting teams, typically working in roles that include:

  • head coach
  • assistant coach
  • director of coaching
  • high performance coach
  • sports development manager
  • coach educator.

  • Why study

    Australia's longest-running coaching programs

    UQ's Sports Coaching Programs have been offered since the early 2000s. They are the most recognisable coaching programs in the country, and one of the leaders globally. Many of our graduates have gone on to work with professional and Olympic sports domestically and internationally.

Summary

  • Program code
    5447
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    2 years part-time (recommended) or 1 year full-time (upon approval)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    External
  • AQF
    Level 9

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

An approved bachelor honours degree in the same discipline.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

Due to the delivery mode or duration of this program, international students who want to study the Master of Sports Coaching will not be eligible for a Student visa (subclass 500).

In order to study this program in Australia, you must have a temporary Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement.

Alternately, some programs can be studied from outside Australia.

For other visa options, visit the Department of Home Affairs, or contact UQ International for more information.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Sports Coaching are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Sports Coaching. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $32,928
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Sports Coaching for the 2019 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

Applications for the Master of Sports Coaching can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Master of Sports Coaching is 5447. You'll need this when applying.

Due to the delivery mode or duration of this program, international students who want to study the Master of Sports Coaching will not be eligible for a Student visa (subclass 500).

In order to study this program in Australia, you must have a temporary Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement.

Alternately, some programs can be studied from outside Australia.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact UQ International.

Apply now

Additional application information

All of the Sports Coaching courses are offered externally and requires internet access.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Sports Coaching is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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