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What will I learn?

The Master of Strength and Conditioning enables you to gain the knowledge, skills and practical experience needed to work as a strength and conditioning coach in a high performance setting. This program is designed to help graduates acquire the necessary accreditation required to work with athletes who strive for optimum sports performance. Through tutorials and practical sessions, you will learn how to design and coach evidence-based programs for a range of team and individual sport applications. You will learn to develop and monitor training programs to meet the demands of the athlete across a range of contexts. This Masters program will equip you to conduct tests of determinant physical qualities such as strength, power, speed, agility and endurance. Other areas covered in the Master of Strength and Conditioning include recovery, nutrition, injury prevention and rehabilitation. In addition, you will gain an understanding of the research process and have the opportunity to conduct applied research in the field. You will also undertake practical placements in the sports industry to gain experience working with coaches and athletes.

Hear from program coordinators, industry professionals and current students in the Master of Strength and Conditioning video

Career opportunities

Strength and conditioning coach

The program is designed to help graduates gain the attributes and the necessary accreditation to work with elite or developing athletes who strive for optimum sports performance. Graduates will be able to work in a variety of sports industry settings such as professional sports teams, Institutes or Academies of Sport, Sports programs in Schools and private strength and conditioning organisations.

Which department am I in?

School of Science, Psychology and Sport



Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,100.00 (16,64,882) per year

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

Start date

Expected March, July 2022


Federation University Australia

Mount Helen Campus,

University Drive,



3350, BALLARAT, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicant should also have specified minimum grades (or marks) in relevant subjects. A period of work experience, following graduation, may also be required for some professional courses.

For international students

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor’s degree (or higher) or overseas equivalent in either exercise science, sport science, human movement, physical education or physiotherapy and at least one course in human anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, motor learning/skill acquisition, psychology, and exercise prescription.

Overall IELTS band score of 7.0, with no band less than 6.5, or equivalent; TOEFL iBT: 100 with minimums (Reading 19, Listening 20, Speaking 20, Writing 24); Pearson (PTE): Overall 65 (no band less than 58); Cambridge-CAE: Overall 185 (no band less than 176).

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


About Federation University Australia

Federation University enjoys 5 stars for teaching quality, student support and overall graduate experience (The Good Universities Guide 2021).

  • No.1 in Australia for teaching quality
  • Among top 2 percent of universities worldwide for education
  • No.1 in Victoria for graduate starting salary
  • Great industry connections & work-integrated learning