What will I learn?

Use your knowledge to drive peak performance.

In this program you will develop the necessary research skills to work within a broad sports population that strives for peak fitness and elite athletic performance. Choose a topic in which application of the principles of nutrition will have a positive outcome on health, wellbeing and physical performance.

Develop high level critical thinking, independent research capabilities, and organisational skills to help you work in either clinical or research settings in the future. Examples of research topics show the calibre of work already undertaken in this program:

  • Supplementation practices of elite Australian swimmers
  • Validity of field based indices of sweat composition
  • Factors influencing food choices of triathletes

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

As a candidate you are required to conduct research that can be written up as a scholarly thesis.

You must demonstrate research competency and the ability to make a significant and original contribution to the body of knowledge in your chosen area of specialisation.

You must clearly articulate in the research outline, the topic, background, rationale, research question, aim and objectives, methodology, research methods and techniques, and timeframe.

Your research outline is to include a literature review that relates to the research question and objectives.

The results of your research activities should be presented succinctly and accurately and as necessary could be supported by more detailed annexures.

Your syntheses analysis and discussion must clearly focus on the research question and the objectives of the work.

Conclusions and recommendations must be drawn from your analysis and discussion and reflect the attainment of the aim and the way in which the research question is addressed.

Which department am I in?

School of Health and Behavioural Sciences

CRICOS

066893A

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,000.00 (US$ 21,651) per year
Estimated Total Tuition Fee: AUD $58,000
Start date

Scheduled dates throughout the year

Venue

University of the Sunshine Coast

90 Sippy Downs Drive,

SIPPY DOWNS,

Queensland,

4556, SUNSHINE COAST, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,000.00 (US$ 21,651) per year
Estimated Total Tuition Fee: AUD $58,000
Start date

Scheduled dates throughout the year

Venue

USC Caboolture Campus

80-106 Tallon Street,

CABOOLTURE,

Queensland,

4510, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission, applicants are normally required to hold a bachelor degree with at least Honours Class 2 Division II from a recognised higher education institution. Applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree and have achieved by subsequent work and study a standard equivalent to at least Honours Class 2 Division II may also be considered. IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each subtest; TOEFL: Internet-based - Overall score of 85 with minimum score of 21 for writing; TOEFL: Paper-based - Overall score of 575 with minimum essay score of 4; Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 58 with no sub score less than 54; CAE/CPE (results after Jan 2015) - Overall score of 177 or above with no less than 169 in each skill; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 - Successful completion; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3 - Successful completion.

For international students

To be eligible for admission to Master of Sports Nutrition by Research candidature, applicants are normally required to hold an undergraduate degree in Nutrition and/or Dietetics or Exercise and Sports Science and have completed a diploma in sports nutrition (eg The IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition) or have suitable industry experience, and are wishing to gain a higher degree through undertaking practice-based research.

IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each subtest; TOEFL: Internet-based - Overall score of 85 with minimum score of 21 for writing; TOEFL: Paper-based - Overall score of 575 with minimum essay score of 4; Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 58 with no sub score less than 54; CAE/CPE (results after Jan 2015) - Overall score of 177 or above with no less than 169 in each skill; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 - Successful completion.

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

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