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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Sports Coaching (MSportCoach)

Develop the knowledge and leadership skills expected in the world of high performance sports coaching. Advance your career and master your craft as an innovative, well-informed sports coach.

Benefit from a program designed by elite coaches, expert academics and world leading researchers in this unique and engaging program, offering the latest and most innovative theory and practice in sports coaching.

This 24 unit coursework program is designed for current or aspiring sports coaches with a Graduate Certificate in Sports Coaching from UQ or an approved degree in the same discipline.

During the program, you'll engage in learning experiences that promote and encourage extensive analysis and critical reflection on your current coaching practices and contexts. You'll also develop expertise and knowledge in examining and enhancing both athletic and coaching performance across bio-physical (e.g. recovery, program management, rate limiters) and socio-cultural (e.g. quality coaching practices, emotional regulation, and cultures of excellence) domains.

Part of your program will be dedicated to writing a thesis on an original research topic related to sports coaching. You'll have the freedom to investigate areas of specific significance to your coaching practice.

In addition, you'll be free to focus on areas of specific significance to your previous, current or future coaching career.

Program highlights

  • Enjoy the convenience of flexible, online study and benefit from work-based learning and online collaboration with your peers, program staff and coaches.
  • Gain an internationally recognised qualification through a program designed by elite coaches, expert academics, and world-leading researchers.
  • Develop your coaching practice through practical, work-based learning approaches that can be tailored to your individual circumstances.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process

Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Coach educator
  • Coaching director
  • Head coach
  • Assistant coach
  • High performance coach
  • Performance director
  • Sports development manager

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Prerequisites
A graduate certificate in sports coaching from this university; or

An approved degree in the same discipline. Same discipline is a bachelors degree such as sports science or health and physical education.

The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0.