Sports Coaching

University of Queensland

Master Online
18 months
34736 AUD/year
20740 AUD/year
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Sports Coaching 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.

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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. See 'Program details'. 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 include:

  • 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


IELTS or TOEFL needed


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.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
87 (required)
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

  • A graduate certificate in sports coaching from this university; OR an approved degree in the same discipline.
  • 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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