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Bachelor of Sports Coaching (Strength & Conditioning)


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  • Qualification:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Study mode:
    Blended
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    3 years full time or part-time equivalent
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Australian College of Physical Education
  • Location:
    NSW
  • Career Outcomes:
    Strength and Conditioning Coach | Sports Administrator | Director of Coaching | High Performance Manager | Sports Coaching Development Officer | View All

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Course Rundown

Get an industry-recognised qualification that will help you launch a successful career in sports! This Bachelor of Sports Coaching (Strength & Conditioning) from the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is a great blend of theoretical and practical training to give your career a head start.

The course covers a range of fundamental skills that will help set you up for success in your future career. You’ll develop capabilities in coaching, sports science, management and business, giving you insight into the bigger picture of the industry.

You’ll also study advanced strength and conditioning practices, allowing you to pursue employment opportunities as a specialist in this area. Coupled with the general management and business skills covered in this course, you’ll exit the course with a set of flexible skills and great prospects for career progression.

This course offers a blended learning experience, so you can enjoy their host of awesome facilities on campus in Sydney Olympic Park, as well as study a few modules at your own pace, online. 

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Eligibility

To study this course, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • A minimum HSC average of 60 or equivalent; OR
  • A qualification from a recognised higher education provider; OR
  • An Associate Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Tertiary Preparation Certificate from TAFE or another VET provider; OR
  • 1 year full-time or equivalent in a degree course at an Australian University; OR
  • Satisfy entry requirements specified by ACPE board; OR
  • A recognised overseas qualification with demonstrated proficiency in English; OR
  • Demonstration of good selection prospects for admission if ineligible for admission based on academic achievement.

Alternate entry pathways may be available for applicants who do not meet any of the above criteria. Enquire now to find out more.

In this course, subjects you may study include:

  • Skill Acquisition
  • Coaching Techniques and Pedagogy
  • Officiating
  • Administration for the Sport and Recreation Industry
  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Theory and Application of Coaching Sport
  • Introduction to Performance and Exercise Psychology
  • Introduction to Sports Business
  • Applied Exercise Physiology
  • Athletics and Aquatics Specialisation
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Performance Analysis and Research in Coaching
  • Exercise Prescription Throughout the Lifespan
  • Biochemistry and Nutrition
  • Professional Communication
  • Biomechanics
  • Professional Integrity
  • Advanced Strength and Conditioning (Work Integrated Learning - WIL)
  • Sport Recreation and the Law
  • Inclusive Coaching
  • Athlete Talent Identification and Development
  • Advanced Training Principles and Exercise Prescription
  • Sports Medicine

The Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is one of Australia’s leading education providers when it comes to all things sports management, applied fitness, dance and physical education. Students here will graduate with the training to work as fitness professionals as well as the knowledge to manage their own businesses.

ACPE is one of the oldest higher education providers in NSW, providing a premier learning experience for over 100 years. By gaining your qualification at ACPE, you will receive a nationally recognised credential and have access to world-class athletic facilities and training that draws in students from all over the globe.

A key value for the team at the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is to ensure their staff and students are well supported and are encouraged to develop both personally and professionally.

ACPE has a Student Learning Services (SLS) resource centre which is a student’s hub for all things relating to academic skills and success throughout their studies. Students also have access to SMARTTHINKING - an online service that gives students 24-hour access to academic tutors and resources.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

New South Wales: Sydney Olympic Park

You can also choose to study this course online with some on-campus components (blended learning).

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Sports Coaching (Strength & Conditioning) from Australian College of Physical Education.

In addition to your degree, this course also equips you with the following certifications:

  • AFL Level 1 Youth and Senior Online Coaching Course
  • AFL Introduction to Community Club ELearning
  • AIS Community Coaching General Principles
  • Match Fixing Awareness E-Learning Program, Australian Government
  • ASADA Level 2 Anti-Doping Course
  • ASADA Anti-Doping Level 1 Course
  • ASCA Level 1 Course

Curious about where a career in fitness could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay your course fees upfront.

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

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