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Sports Nutrition by Research

University of the Sunshine Coast

24 months
29000 AUD/year
22000 AUD/year
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At Sports Nutrition by Research from the University of the Sunshine Coast, you'll use your knowledge to drive peak performance. 


At Sports Nutrition by Research from the University of the Sunshine Coast, you'll develop the necessary research skills to work within a broad sports population that strives for peak fitness and elite athletic performance.

Students at Sports Nutrition by Research from the University of the Sunshine Coast will:

  • Develop high level critical thinking, independent research capabilities, and organisational skills to help you work in either clinical or research settings in the future 
  • Choose a research topic in which application of the principles of nutrition will have a positive outcome on health, wellbeing and physical performance.
  • Explore research topics already undertaken including: Supplementation practices of elite Australian swimmers, Validity of field-based indices of sweat composition, Factors influencing food choices of triathletes

Programme Structure

Course structure:

  • As a candidate you are required to conduct research that can be written up as a scholarly thesis.
  • You must demonstrate research competency and the ability to make a significant and original contribution to the body of knowledge in your chosen area of specialisation. 
  • You must clearly articulate in the research outline, the topic, background, rationale, research question, aim and objectives, methodology, research methods and techniques, and timeframe.
  • Your research outline is to include a literature review that relates to the research question and objectives.
  • The results of your research activities should be presented succinctly and accurately and as necessary could be supported by more detailed annexures.
  • Conclusions and recommendations must be drawn from your analysis and discussion and reflect the attainment of the aim and the way in which the research question is addressed.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS CODE: 066893A 
  • To be eligible for admission to Master of Sports Nutrition by Research candidature, applicants are normally required to hold an undergraduate degree in Nutrition and/or Dietetics or Exercise and Sports Science and have completed a diploma in sports nutrition (eg The IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition) or have suitable industry experience, and are wishing to gain a higher degree through undertaking practice-based research.
  • Applicants must show that they have successfully completed or are currently enrolled in a course on research design and methodology (eg RES401 or equivalent).
  • Admission is subject to availability of appropriate supervision and facilities.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29000 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    22000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22000 AUD per year during 24 months.


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