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What will I learn?

The Master in High Performance Sport is designed for students from diverse backgrounds and delivered using flexible learning methods suitable for working professionals, domestic and international students. The course structure enables full-time or part-time study where students can enter or exit at a Graduate Certificate (4 subjects), Graduate Diploma (8 subjects) or Master’s (12 subjects) level. This nested course structure provides a solid grounding of the knowledge and skills required in a variety of high performance sport careers whilst offering the opportunity to advance and tailor knowledge and skills development at an advanced level.

The course is developed and delivered in collaboration with industry experts from the field, with each subject comprising of a mix of theory and evidence-based practice. Research-inspired course content is delivered by world-leading academics and industry partners, which allows students to apply an expert level of knowledge and understanding to a range of areas that meets the diverse needs of the high performance sport industry. Graduates enter the workforce as expert and collaborative problem solvers, who are capable of leading, managing and inspiring in the field of high performance sport.

In the Master in High Performance Sport students undertake up to three professional internships with organisations in the sport industry. This allows students to apply their knowledge, develop professionally, and network with industry partners. Students are encouraged to develop their ideas and test these in real world environments with practical relevance. Current workplace employment may also be considered for supplemental credit towards these internships. With the completion of three internships, students may be eligible for individual professional accreditation with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA), the peak national professional association for sport and exercise scientists.

Course aims

The Master of High Performance Sport course aims to produce graduates that:

  • Are effective, collaborative and responsive professionals capable of leading, managing and inspiring in the field of high performance sport.
  • Exhibit reflective critical thinking to optimise decision making and enable positive change through creative, effective and evidence-based solutions.
  • Take personal, social and ethical responsibility for their contribution to sport, exercise and health by demonstrating professional sports science practice including ethical considerations, legislated requirements and the service delivery setting.
  • Acquire knowledge of methods to increase performance and reduce injury, and apply a detailed process of planning to deliver high-quality sports performance services and optimised health outcomes for users.
  • Demonstrate professional relationships, effective and sensitive communication techniques, teamwork and engagement with key stakeholders in a multidisciplinary and diverse high performance sport environment.
  • Demonstrate professional cultural competency which contributes to the health and well-being of Indigenous Australians, inclusive of physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellness.


Career options include practitioner roles (e.g. sport scientist, strength and conditioning coach, performance analyst, high-performance manager) in a variety of sport settings (e.g. professional sporting organisations, national and international performance institutes, schools, university research institutions, government and non-government funded sporting programs).

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health

Study options

Online/Distance (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$57,528.00 (31,29,924) per year
The cost per credit point for 2022 is AUD $799.

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

Start date

4 July 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 out of 4 and less than 10 per cent fail grades.

For international students

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree but who have extensive relevant work experience may be considered eligible.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

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


About University of Technology Sydney - UTS

UTS boasts a culturally diverse campus life and a vast range of innovative courses that prepare graduates for the workplaces of today and the future.

  • Australia’s No.1 Young University
  • Located in Sydney’s creative and digital precinct
  • Practice-based teaching and learning with an industry focus
  • More than AUD 12 million offered in scholarships and grants