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Master of Sports Coaching

Overview

Develop the knowledge and leadership skills expected in the world of high performance sports coaching. Advance your career and master your craft as an innovative, well-informed sports coach.

Benefit from a program designed by elite coaches, expert academics and world leading researchers in this unique and engaging program, offering the latest and most innovative theory and practice in sports coaching.

This 24 unit coursework program is designed for current or aspiring sports coaches with a Graduate Certificate in Sports Coaching from UQ or an approved degree in the same discipline.

During the program, you'll engage in learning experiences that promote and encourage extensive analysis and critical reflection on your current coaching practices and contexts. You'll also develop expertise and knowledge in examining and enhancing both athletic and coaching performance across bio-physical (e.g. recovery, program management, rate limiters) and socio-cultural (e.g. quality coaching practices, emotional regulation, and cultures of excellence) domains.

Part of your program will be dedicated to writing a thesis on an original research topic related to sports coaching. You'll have the freedom to investigate areas of specific significance to your coaching practice.

In addition, you'll be free to focus on areas of specific significance to your previous, current or future coaching career.

Location
External
Duration
1.5 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5446
AQF
Level 9
Location
External
Fees
A$36128 (indicative per year)
Duration
1.5 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5446
CRICOS Code
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Enjoy the convenience of flexible, online study and benefit from work-based learning and online collaboration with your peers, program staff and coaches.
  • Gain an internationally recognised qualification through a program designed by elite coaches, expert academics, and world-leading researchers.
  • Develop your coaching practice through practical, work-based learning approaches that can be tailored to your individual circumstances.

3 in the world for sports-related subjects

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Australia for sports-related subjects

QS World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Online study
  • Fieldwork

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Recovery and Nutrition for Elite Athlete
  • Developing the Elite Athlete
  • High Performance Program Management for Coaches
  • Performance Psychology for Coaches

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Coach educator
  • Coaching director
  • Head coach
  • Assistant coach
  • High performance coach
  • Performance director
  • Sports development manager

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

A graduate certificate in sports coaching from this university; or

An approved degree in the same discipline. Same discipline is a bachelors degree such as sports science or health and physical education.

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

Prerequisites

A graduate certificate in sports coaching from this university; or

An approved degree in the same discipline. Same discipline is a bachelors degree such as sports science or health and physical education.

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

English language requirements

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.

BE - 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.

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Additional application information

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

Additional application information

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

Student visas

This program does not meet the eligibility requirements for an Australian Student visa (subclass 500).

To study this program in Australia, you will need a temporary visa or residency status with study entitlement. Some programs can also be studied from outside Australia.

Contact us for more information

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

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

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $36,128

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Sports Coaching for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Sports Coaching pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $20,740

Indicative annual fee 2020

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Sports Coaching at 2021 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

The average fee would be less for part-time study. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value and the time you take to complete this program. Fees may be higher in later years as all fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

All international applications should be submitted to UQ. The program code for the Master of Sports Coaching is 5446

International students who want to study this program will not be eligible for a Student Visa (subclass 500). 

To study this program in Australia, you will need an Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement. Some programs can also be studied from outside Australia. 

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Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

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