Master of Applied Sport Science

Master of Applied Sport Science

The Master of Applied Sport Science, offered by Deakin University, is a comprehensive course designed for those seeking careers as sport scientists in a variety of professional and semi-professional sporting settings.

Throughout this course, you'll learn how to implement and evaluate initiatives designed to enhance the performance of elite athletes; critically evaluate and contribute to current research in sport science; solve complex and authentic problems; and more. By the time you graduate, you'll have developed an advanced and integrated knowledge base and understanding of sport science.

This course is delivered entirely online through Deakin's Cloud Campus. It consists of 12 core units with topics ranging from sport performance analysis through to the scientific process for sport scientists.

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  • Qualification:
    Postgraduate, Master's Degree
  • Study mode:
    Online
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    Up to 18 months
  • Start date:
    Enquire now, for start dates!
  • Awarded by:
    Deakin University
  • Location:
    Online
  • Career Outcomes:
    Rehabilitation Counsellor | Strength and Conditioning Coach | Sports Scientist | Sports Performance Manager | High Performance Manager | View All

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Course Rundown

The Master of Applied Sport Science, offered by Deakin University, is a comprehensive course designed for those seeking careers as sport scientists in a variety of professional and semi-professional sporting settings.

Throughout this course, you’ll learn how to implement and evaluate initiatives designed to enhance the performance of elite athletes; critically evaluate and contribute to current research in sport science; solve complex and authentic problems; and more. By the time you graduate, you’ll have developed an advanced and integrated knowledge base and understanding of sport science.

This course is delivered entirely online through Deakin’s Cloud Campus. It consists of 12 core units with topics ranging from sport performance analysis through to the scientific process for sport scientists.

Eligibility

To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree or higher in a related discipline; OR
  • Bachelor Degree or higher in any discipline AND two years relevant work experience; OR
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

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

  • Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety
  • Athlete Development and Performance Management
  • Evidence Based Practice for Sport Science
  • Strength and Conditioning for High Performing Athletes
  • Notational Analysis of Sport Performance
  • Program Evaluation for Sport Science
  • Time and Motion Analysis of Sport Performance
  • Sport Science Literature Review and Application
  • Management and Leadership in High Performance Sport
  • Advanced Training Design for Sport

Established in 1974 as Australia’s first regional university in Victoria, Deakin University has consistently raised the bar in delivering quality tertiary education with a focus on excellent teaching and research.

The multi-award winning education provider teaches over 53,000 students a year, offering renowned courses that integrate real-world expertise and practical skills. Get recognised with Deakin in a range of industries, including nutrition, sports management, property management, law, business and more. Plus, they’ve have ranked in the top 2% by the acclaimed Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

As a student of Deakin, you’ll get support every step of the way along your learning journey!

They’ve got a range of on-campus facilities and online features to help ease the pressure of study, including on-campus childcare services, a medical centre with qualified nurses and doctors, free and confidential counselling (face-to-face or via phone) and more.

Deakin also offer advisers and resources to help develop your academic skills. Advisers are available on campus and online to help guide you in your research, assignment and study practices.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Master of Applied Sport Science from Deakin University.

Graduates are prepared to pursue senior sport scientist positions in professional and semi-professional sport and at various institutes of sport, or to transition into a sport science research environment.

You will graduate with 220 hours of professional practice, or with the knowledge and skills to pursue entry into a PhD.

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How Much Will It Cost?

The estimated fee for this course is $21,200 for one-year full-time. 

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to cover all or part of your fees. Deakin University also offers scholarships to successful applicants.

Enquire now to find a payment option that works for you! 

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 $46,620 (2020-21 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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