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Master of High Performance Sport - 292JA

Course Code: 292JA
Course Version: 3
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science
UAC Code: 880806
Lowest Selection Rank: PG
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Go for gold in the world of high performance sport

Behind every record-breaking athlete and champion team is a high performance industry driven by experienced and knowledgeable professionals motivated by sporting excellence. If you’ve already completed an undergraduate qualification in the field of sports, or have a bachelor’s degree in any field plus at least three years of sports sector experience, then the Master of High Performance Sport could be just the thing to take your career to the next level.

Delivered completely online, this 1.5-year full-time course can also be undertaken part-time. You will explore areas including management, leadership, sports science and analytics, and you can concentrate your studies and assessments to suit your personal areas of interest or employment. Upon graduation, you will have a thorough overview of the high performance sport sector and will be ready to help provide elite athletes and professional sporting teams with the competitive edge they need to achieve outstanding sporting success.

Study a Master of High Performance Sport at UC and you will:

  • support the very best performance in elite sport
  • strengthen your reputation as a professional coach and/or sports manager
  • network extensively within a co-operative industry
  • build a comprehensive knowledge of sports management theory and practice
  • ensure individuals and teams achieve their highest potential.

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is a key component of this course, with all assessment activities mimicking those which would be undertaken in the real world of high performance sports. The course content and structure has been developed with ongoing input and feedback from key partner organisations within the high performance sporting industry, such as Brumbies Rugby, Canberra United, the Australian Institute of Sport, UC Capitals, Canberra Raiders and UC’s Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UCRISE).

Career opportunities

  • Sports director
  • Team general manager
  • Technical director
  • Sports scientist
  • Sports analyst
  • Sports coach
  • Sports policy and strategy analyst
  • Sports marketing manager
  • Events manager
  • Sponsorship manager
  • Public relations manager
  • Performance analyst
  • Sports agent
  • Team scout
  • Sports development officer

Course-specific information

Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • hold a completed bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a sport discipline, such as sports science, sports management or sport and exercise science
  • hold a completed bachelor’s degree (or higher) in any field, plus have a minimum of three years of full-time work experience in the sports sector
  • have a minimum of five years of full-time work experience in the sports sector.

Some experience working in a high performance sports environment or similar is desirable.

This course is offered fully online and international students may undertake this course online in their home countries.

 

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
Email student.centre@canberra.edu.au
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au Tel 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au Tel +61 2 6201 5342

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
A) a completed bachelor degree in a sport discipline* or
B) a completed bachelor degree in any field plus a minimum of three years of work experience in the sport sector.

* Sport disciplines include sports science, sports management, sport and exercise science


Admission to this course is competitive. Applications will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and the number of available places.

Assumed Knowledge

Some experience in working with high performance sports or similar is desirable.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - Canberra, Online Semester 1
Semester 1

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Master of High Performance Sport M HighPerfSport

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Diploma in High Performance Sport Graduate Certificate in High Performance Sport

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 $21,000 $31,000

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Master of High Performance Sport learning outcomes are:

1. Understand, identify and contextualise the unique challenges and demands of the high performance sport environment;
2. Critically evaluate the systems and processes used to deliver high performance sports;

3. Demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and a critical understanding of how contemporary research may be used to support high performance sport, both at present and in the future;
4. Understand the interrelationships between planning and integrating performance enhancement components, implementation of policies dealing with athletes, coaches, sports science consultants and other stakeholders (board, government agencies and the media);
5. Synthesise complex information to generate effective and innovative solutions that provide for sustainable high performance sport organisations and environments;



6. Critically evaluate the use of performance data in sports and training based context;
7. Synthesize, interpret and transmit interventions based on sports performance data for use in an applied setting;

8. Integrate and critically evaluate information and efficiently engage in a high performance sport environment;

9. Critically evaluate, discuss and relate exercise science principles behind the latest concepts in athlete preparation, interventions and strategies;

10. Create an optimum data interpretation model using evidence-based research for use in an applied high performance sports setting;

11. Effectively engage and appropriately implement physiological, training or analytical interventions in professional settings and reflect on the practical components of instigating athlete interventions.
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry;

1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem solving;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem solving;

1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem solving
4 - Working independently and with others;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem solving
4 - Working independently and with others
5 - Professionalism and social responsibility;



1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem solving;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem solving;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem solving;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem solving;
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem solving
4 - Working independently and with others;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem solving
4 - Working independently and with others
5 - Professionalism and social responsibility.
Master of High Performance Sport (Management and Leadership) learning outcomes are:

1. Understand, identify and contextualise the unique challenges and demands of the high performance sport environment;
2. Critically evaluate the systems and processes used to deliver high performance sports;

3. Demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and a critical understanding of how contemporary research may be used to support high performance sport, both at present and in the future;
4. Understand the interrelationships between planning and integrating performance enhancement components, implementation of policies dealing with athletes, coaches, sports science consultants and other stakeholders (board, government agencies and the media);
5. Synthesise complex information to generate effective and innovative solutions that provide for sustainable high performance sport organisations and environments.
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry;

1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem solving;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem solving;

1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem solving
4 - Working independently and with others;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem solving
4 - Working independently and with others
5 - Professionalism and social responsibility.
Master of High Performance Sport (Science and Analytics) learning outcomes are:

1. Critically evaluate the use of performance data in sports and training based context;
2. Synthesize, interpret and transmit interventions based on sports performance data for use in an applied setting;

3. Integrate and critically evaluate information and efficiently engage in a high performance sport environment;

4. Critically evaluate, discuss and relate exercise science principles behind the latest concepts in athlete preparation, interventions and strategies;
5. Create an optimum data interpretation model using evidence-based research for use in an applied high performance sports setting;

6. Effectively engage and appropriately implement physiological, training or analytical interventions in professional settings and reflect on the practical components of instigating athlete interventions.
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem solving;

1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem solving;

1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem solving;
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem solving
4 - Working independently and with others;

1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem solving
4 - Working independently and with others
5 - Professionalism and social responsibility.
Graduate Diploma in High Performance Sport learning outcomes are:

1. Understand and contextualise the unique challenges and demands of the high performance sport environment;
2. Synthesize and describe interventions based on sports performance data for use in an applied setting;

3. Integrate and critically evaluate related to a high performance sport environment;

4. Critically evaluate, discuss and relate exercise science principles behind the latest concepts in athlete preparation, interventions and strategies;
5. Create an optimum data interpretation model using evidence-based research for use in an applied high performance sports setting.
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem solving;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem solving;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem solving;
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem solving
4 - Working independently and with others.
Graduate Certificate in High Performance Sport learning outcomes are:

1. Understand and contextualise the unique challenges and demands of the high performance sport environment;
2. Synthesize and describe interventions based on sports performance data for use in an applied setting;

3. Integrate and critically evaluate information related to a high performance sport environment;

4. Critically evaluate, discuss and relate exercise science principles behind the latest concepts in athlete preparation, interventions and strategies;
5. Create an optimum data interpretation model using evidence-based research for use in an applied high performance sports setting.
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem solving;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem solving;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem solving;
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem solving
4 - Working independently and with others.

Course Duration

Standard 1.5 years full time, or part time equivalent. Maximum 5 years.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Students may exit with one of the following awards: - Graduate Certificate in High Performance Sport on completion of 12cp from this course, at least 9cp at PG level; or - Graduate Diploma in High Performance Sport on completion of 24cp from this course, at least 18cp at PG level.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2019 NO NO

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Online-Online

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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