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What will I learn?

This coursework degree provides sports science or related graduates and opportunity for advanced study and to enhance their training in the field of strength and conditioning.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to evaluate athlete performance and apply knowledge in complex physical training situations.
  • Apply communication and collaboration skills to complex physiological concepts, and implement in applied sport science settings.
  • Critically apprise a complex body of scientific knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery of exercise science strength and conditioning.
  • Use high level self-management skills to initiate, plan and execute an industry-specific journal article.

Possible future job titles

Personal Trainer, Sports Coach, Strength and Conditioning Coach (at amateur and elite level).

Which department am I in?

School of Medical and Health Sciences

Study options

Online/Distance (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,100.00 (18,20,682) per year
Estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $33,100

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 July 2022, 1 February 2023, 17 July 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

All applicants are required to have a four year Bachelor degree in engineering with a minimum course average of 65%, with equivalents considered, Academic admission requirements (Band 8) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following: Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline; Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience.

For international students

All applicants are required to have successfully completed a Bachelor degree in Sports Science, Human Movement, Physical Education, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology or a similar program of study. In particular, an undergraduate background in human anatomy and physiology is required. Alternatively applicants can apply if they possess a Bachelor degree in another area and have demonstrated strength and conditioning experience, at the discretion of the Course Coordinator.

Academic admission requirements (Band 8) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline; or
  • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience.

English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Academic IELTS: An overall band score of 6.5, with no individual band less than 6.0;
  • Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic - PTE Academic 58, with no score less than 50 for postgraduate standard entry courses.
  • TOEFL iBT - Minimum score of 573, including Test of Written English of 5.0 or better.
  • TOEFL - Minimum score of 84, with no individual score less than 17.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Edith Cowan University is in the top 2.5 percent of world universities in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

  • Among world’s top 100 best young universities (THE 2021)
  • Offers a range of industry-relevant programmes
  • World-class research profile
  • Enjoys broad industry connections

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