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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
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Channel your competitive streak with a career in sports analytics

Does the roar of a crowd cheering on their favourite team make your heart swell with pride? Then grab a firm hold of your current qualifications and be an integral part of what compels a winning team.

High performance sports teams are now placing more emphasis on technology and data in order to assist coaching staff to develop tactics, appropriate training loads and achieve individual and team performance goals.

This one-semester, online course will enable you to collect, analyse and interpret the data generated from a range of systems, evaluate it using cutting-edge performance technology, transmit interventions and communicate data via visual, textual and verbal channels to a range of audiences.

Taught by academics currently active in this environment, you’ll gain contemporary, evidence-based training, and can then apply for an International Society of Performance Analysis in Sport (ISPAS) accreditation. 

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
  • synthesise, interpret and transmit interventions based on sports performance data
  • communicate performance data and recommendations via visual, textual and verbal channels to a range of audiences.

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. WIL is a key element to enhancing employability in the workplace and is integral to many of our courses. This reinforces our commitment to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge.

Career opportunities

  • Sports Director
  • Team General Manager
  • Technical Director
  • Head Coach
  • Team Scout
  • Sports Agent
  • Performance Analyst
  • Freelance Coach
  • Referee

Course specific information

Students must have completed a Bachelor degree (or higher) in the fields of Exercise Science, Sports Studies, Human Movement or a scientific or data science field OR
have completed a Bachelor degree (or higher) in an unrelated discipline and have evidence of relevant experience OR submit a proposal alongside a formal application, demonstrating evidence of substantial relevant industry experience over a sustained period.

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.

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

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
2020 UC - Canberra, Online Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Online Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 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

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.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020 $21,800 $31,700

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 full-time or equivalent. Maximum six semesters.

Honours

None.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2020 NO NO

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Online-Online
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Online-Online
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Online-Online

Enrolment Numbers

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