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What will I learn?

Expand your expertise in leadership, management, relationship building and the dynamics between athlete and coach.

Benefit from a unique program, designed by elite coaches, expert academics and world-leading researchers, that offers the most innovative theory and practice in sports coaching.

This 16-unit coursework program is designed for current or aspiring coaches with an approved bachelor honours degree in the same discipline, looking to upgrade their qualifications.

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 biophysical (e.g. recovery, program management, rate limiters) and sociocultural (e.g. quality coaching practices, emotional regulation, cultures of excellence) domains.

You'll study several courses that use practical, work-based learning approaches that will allow you to apply your studies directly to your coaching practice. Authentic, directly relevant and highly individualised content and learning experiences can be tailored to your individual circumstances.

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

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

Which department am I in?

Health and Behavioural Sciences

Study options

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

Tuition fees
A$35,504.00 (19,31,665) per year

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

Start date

25 July 2022, 20 February 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a Degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s degree in engineering (in the relevant field of study for which they wish to enrol) with a GPA of at least 5.0 on a 7 point scale. English Language Scores: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 AND a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; TOEFL (Paper-based): Overall score of 570 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and 54 in Listening and Reading; PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; BE: A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills.

For international students

A bachelor honours degree (or equivalent) in the same discipline such as sports science, health or physical e 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.

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

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