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Graduate Certificate in Sports Analytics - 363JA

Course Code: 363JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Online
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science
UAC Code: 880808
Lowest Selection Rank: PG
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Bring your A-game to a career in sports analytics

With professional sports teams and athletes placing greater emphasis on technology and data in their quest for success and victory, there’s never been a better time to study sports analytics. This extremely flexible one-semester, fully online course will teach you to collect, analyse and interpret sporting data generated from a range of systems. You will evaluate it using cutting-edge performance technology, transmit interventions, and communicate your findings via visual, textual and verbal channels to a number of different audiences.

Delivered by academics currently active in Australia’s high performance sports environment, you will gain contemporary, evidence-based training which will ultimately allow you to assist coaching staff to develop tactics and appropriate training loads, while achieving individual and team performance goals. At the completion of your course, you will be a confident user of the data and video analysis technology needed to interpret sporting performances, and will have developed firm ideas about how to produce a winning team. You can apply for International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport (ISPAS) accreditation, and will be officially ready to become a champion in the field of sports analytics.

Study a Graduate Certificate in Sports Analytics at UC and you will:

  • develop and apply specialised knowledge in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data generated from sports performance and athlete management
  • critically evaluate the use of performance technology and data in sports and training-based contexts
  • produce, interpret and transmit interventions based on sports performance data
  • communicate performance data and recommendations via multiple channels to a range of audiences.

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 a sports performance analyst. You will monitor matches and analyse the performance and progress of real sporting teams and athletes, before presenting your results.

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 Football Club, UC Capitals, the Australian Institute of Sport and UC’s Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UCRISE).

Career opportunities

  • Sports director
  • Team general manager
  • Technical director
  • Head coach
  • Team scout
  • Sports agent
  • Performance analyst
  • Freelance coach
  • Referee

Course-specific information

Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • hold a completed bachelor’s degree (or higher) in exercise science or a related discipline, such as sports management, sports studies, human movement, data science or health science
  • hold a completed bachelor’s degree (or higher) in any field plus have a minimum of one years’ work experience in a sports-related industry
  • submit a written statement alongside a formal application, demonstrating evidence of a minimum of 10 years’ experience in a sports-related industry. 

Students must have a basic understanding of the Microsoft Office suite of programs (or equivalent) together with a basic understanding of a broad range of sports. They must also have a basic understanding of statistical procedures.

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

Following completion of the Graduate Certificate in Sports Analytics, students will be eligible to apply for International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport (ISPAS) accreditation (Level 2). The ISPAS provides an infrastructure of professionalisation, information and training opportunities for accredited performance analysts.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the Faculty of Health faculty office, email student.centre@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold a completed bachelor degree.

Assumed Knowledge

Students will need to have a basic understanding of the Microsoft Office suite (or equivalent) together a basic understanding of statistical procedures. Students will be required to complete a diagnostic activity to determine statistical knowledge. Students will also need to have a basic understanding of a broad range of sports.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2018 UC - Canberra, Online Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2019 UC - Canberra, Online Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Notes for International Applicants

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

Course Requirements

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
Graduate Certificate in Sports Analytics GradCert SportAnalytics

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Online

      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 $21,000 $30,500
2018 $19,040 $28,470

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. Graduate Certificate courses are typically 0.5 years in duration, so the total course fee will be half the above for such courses.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.


Professional Accreditation

Following completion of the Graduate Certificate in Sports Analytics, students will be eligible to apply for International Society of Performance Analysis in Sport (ISPAS) accreditation (Level 2). The ISPAS provides an infrastructure of professionalization, information and training opportunities for accredited performance analysts.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
1. Develop and apply specialised knowledge in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data generated from sports performance and athlete management UC graduates are professional:
- Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- Display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload;
- Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduate are global citizens:
- Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
- Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
- Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
- Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- Evaluate and adopt new technology.
2. Critically evaluate the use of performance technology and data in sports and training based context UC graduates are professional:
- Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
- Display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload;

UC graduate are global citizens:
- Think globally about issues in their profession;
- Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
- Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
- Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
- Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
- Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- Be self-aware;
- Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
- Evaluate and adopt new technology.
3. Synthesise, interpret and transmit interventions based on sports performance data UC graduates are professional:
- Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- Communicate effectively;
- Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- Display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload;
- Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduate are global citizens:
- Think globally about issues in their profession;
- Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
- Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
- Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- Evaluate and adopt new technology.
4. Communicate performance data and recommendations via visual, textual and verbal channels to a range of audiences. UC graduates are professional:
- Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- Communicate effectively;
- Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduate are global citizens:
- Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
- Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
- Evaluate and adopt new technology.

Course Duration

Standard one semester

Honours

None.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2018 NO NO
2019 NO NO

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Online-Online
  • Past Offerings
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Online-Online

Enrolment Numbers

View course numbers for previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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