Master of Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning)

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  • Qualification:
    Postgraduate, Master's Degree
  • Study mode:
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    1.5 years full time, 3 years part time
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)
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  • Career Outcomes:
    Personal Trainer | Strength and Conditioning Coach | Sports Coach |

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Course Rundown

Are you a graduate in Sports Science, Human Movement, Physical Education, Exercise Physiology or Kinesiology? Do you want a competitive edge in the realm of exercise science? Further your studies with a Master of Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning) at Edith Cowan University. This postgraduate course will put you ahead in the game and is Recognised by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA); and the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA).

This Masters program is designed for those wanting to advance their knowledge in the field of strength and conditioning. Build on your understanding of physiology, biomechanics, resistance training, injury prevention and rehabilitation through the modality of strength and conditioning.

Upon successful completion, you’ll be ready to take on further academic studies such as a doctorate or proceed with your career as an elite Personal Trainer, Sports Coach, or Strength and Conditioning Coach.


You may be eligible to apply for a postgraduate course at ECU if you meet the following:

  • Hold a Bachelor Degree in Sports Science or related field from a recognised Australian Institution (or equivalent); AND
  • Meet ECU’s English Competency requirements and any other special admission requirements for the course

In this exercise science course, subjects you may study include:

  • Research and Computer Methods in Strength and Conditioning
  • Strength and Conditioning 1 - Physiology
  • Applied Biomechanics in Strength and Conditioning
  • Advanced Resistance Training
  • Strength and Conditioning - Practicum
  • Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes
  • Current Issues in Strength and Conditioning
  • Periodisation: Theory and Methodology of Training
  • Monitoring Training and Performance

Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.

ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.

From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!

Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.

When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon completing this course you'll receive a Master of Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning) from Edith Cowen University.

Students interested in completing a PhD in Exercise Science should consider the Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated). Once armed with your master's degree potential job outcomes include:

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Fees may be paid up-front, or students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to cover the costs of all or part of the fees (eligibility criteria applies).

Edith Cowan University also offers student loans and scholarship opportunities to eligible applicants. Enquire now to find out more!


FEE-HELPYou may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-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 $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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