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Master of High Performance Sport - 292JA

Course Code: 292JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science
Selection Rank: N/A
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Help keep the very best at the top of their game

Behind every record breaking athlete is a high performance industry driven by learned professionals who are motivated by sporting excellence. If you’ve already completed your undergrad qualifications in Sports and Exercise Science, then this is the running leap you need to take to re-energise your career. The course is tailored around specialisation areas including Management and Leadership and Science and Analytics (which can be also studied online) and combined with the support of key industry partners, will give the competitive edge you need to smash it in the sporting sector.

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.

Career opportunities

A range of career opportunities exist for Master of High Performance Sport graduates in both the national and international sectors, including in:

  • national sport organisations
  • government sports marketing
  • sponsorship
  • public relations
  • management of sports, recreation and leisure clubs
  • advisory roles in the public and private sector

Course specific information

Students need to have an undergraduate degree in Sports or in a related field or equivalent as approved by the University. Alternatively, applicants may have an undergraduate degree in any field and at least three years professional work experience in the sporting sector or in related fields.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in Sport or related fields, or equivalent as approved by the University. Alternatively, applicants may have an undergraduate degree in any field and at least three years professional work experience in Sport or related fields.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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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

Master of High Performance Sport (Science and Analytics) Graduate Diploma in High Performance Sport Master of High Performance Sport (Management and Leadership) Graduate Certificate in High Performance Sport

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

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

New course commencing semester 1, 2015.
This course is available online, including for international students.

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 three semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum six semesters.

Honours

None.

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.

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Mixed Mode
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Mixed Mode
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Mixed Mode
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Mixed Mode
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Mixed Mode

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