Sports Coaching

University of Queensland

18 months
34736 AUD/year
20740 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Sports Coaching program offered at the University of Queensland will provide you with the knowledge expected of high performing coaches while expanding and refining your skills in performance coaching.


Sports Coaching offered at the University of Queensland 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. 

Expand your expertise in leadership, management, relationship building and the dynamics between athlete and coach. 

You will gain an understanding of the links between theory, research and your personal coaching practice.

Research and complete an empirical project on a topic related to sports coaching.

 You will have the freedom to investigate areas of specific significance to your previous, current or future coaching practice.

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

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Sports Coaching are well placed to move into high-level coaching roles with high-performance athletes and sporting teams, typically working in roles that include:
  • head coach
  • assistant coach
  • director of coaching
  • high performance coach
  • sports development manager
  • coach educator.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Recovery & Nutrition for Elite Athlete
  • Developing the Elite Athlete
  • High Performance Program Management for Coaches
  • Performance Psychology for Coaches
  • Quality Coaching: Action Research Project
  • Advanced Training Programs
  •  Case Studies in Sports Coaching
  • Directed Study

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




24 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Provider No: 00025B

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34736 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34736 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    20740 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20740 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.


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