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Master of  Sports Medicine

Program code: 5420

Location

External

Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)

The Master of Sports Medicine is a comprehensive program about diagnosing, treating and managing exercise-related injuries.

  • This 16-unit coursework and research program has been created specifically for registered general practitioners who want to advance their knowledge and skills in sports medicine.
  • Develop the clinical knowledge, research and practical skills for evidence-based practice in sports medicine to treat a wide range of athletes and sports people.
  • Gain the knowledge to provide a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to prevention, treatment and management of different types of sporting injuries.
  • Learn from highly practical and industry relevant assessment projects that can be customised to your own development needs in sports, exercise and musculoskeletal medicine.

The Master of Sports Medicine provides thorough insight into sports medicine and research, so you can improve your professional practice.

  • Fast Facts

    Research and teaching excellence

    UQ has been educating students in 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

    This program offers flexible, work-based learning and is delivered entirely online, incorporating hands-on video tutorials. Discussion forums allow contact with expert staff and other general practitioners.

  • Why study

    Renowned reputation

    Human Movement and Sport Sciences at UQ ranked 1st in Australia and 2nd in the world according to the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • "The best thing about UQ's Sport Medicine program was the self-paced and self-directed learning. I was able to fit my study around my regular work (including time spent overseas) and focus on areas of particular interest to me." Dr Carl Bryant, Master of Sports Medicine (2013)
    Regional Medical Advisor, Australian Defence Force

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Sports Medicine are equipped with high-level knowledge and skills for evidence-based practice in sports medicine. An understanding of the fundamental principles of sports medicine and its applications will serve as an important backdrop across numerous clinical settings.

Graduates are well placed to treat different types of people and different types of injuries and may find employment in:

  • rehabilitation clinics and hospitals
  • healthcare clinics
  • sports medicine clinics, sports academies and institutes
  • sporting associations and professional teams
  • private practice
  • health and fitness centres
  • government departments
  • professional associations and not-for-profit organisations.

Other graduates use the Master of Sports Medicine to further their research ambitions and proceed to enrol in a Master of Philosophy or PhD program, where they continue developing their research skills and make significant contributions to knowledge.

Summary

  • Program code
    5420
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
    Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    External
  • AQF
    Level 9

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

An approved degree in medicine and 2 years full-time (or equivalent) post-qualification clinical practice. Applicants must hold registration as a medical practitioner in country of practice.

The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0.

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

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

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 Medicine 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.

Learn more about entry requirements

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Sports Medicine 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 Medicine. 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.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Sports Medicine at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

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 $40,640
Indicative fee 2020

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Sports Medicine for the 2020 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 Medicine can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Master of Sports Medicine is 5420. 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 Medicine 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 Medicine 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 Medicine 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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