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, 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).
- Sports director
- Team general manager
- Technical director
- Head coach
- Team scout
- Sports agent
- Performance analyst
- Freelance coach
Applicants must hold a completed bachelor's degree. Admission to this course is competitive. Applications will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and number of available places.
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.
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 professionalisation, information and training opportunities for accredited performance analysts.
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.
Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
Notes for Domestic Applicants
This course is only available for part-time enrolment.
Notes for International Applicants
This course is only available for part-time enrolment and is offered fully online. International students may undertake this course online in their home countries.
English Language Requirements
Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0
Information for Fee Paying Students
|2021||CSP/Domestic Tuition Fee (see below)||$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.
|Year||CSP Places Available||Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
- Graduate Certificate in Sports Analytics (12 credit points)
- Required - Must pass 12 credit points as follows
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.
Standard two semesters part-time or equivalent. Maximum six semesters.
Unit Delivery Modes
Each unit within your course may be offered through the following delivery modes:
UC - Canberra, Online
|Online:||The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.|
Check how each of your units are delivered in the Course Requirements section.
|2021||UC - Canberra, Online||Semester 1
|2022||UC - Canberra, Online||Semester 1
|2023||UC - Canberra, Online||Semester 1
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.
|Graduate Certificate in Sports Analytics||GradCert SportAnalytics|