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Postgraduate

Master of Science (Sport & Exercise)

Master of Science (Sport & Exercise) (MSCN)
CRICOS: 078596M

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
  • Online
Campus
  • Ipswich
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 2 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Jan, May, Sep

Notes: The Sport and Exercise specialisation is not available to international overseas students. Courses with a mandatory residential school will be held at UniSQ Ipswich.

Overview

  • Is your passion to work in Sport, Exercise, Health or Fitness?
  • The Master of Science (Sport and Exercise) is designed for graduate students to expand their knowledge and skills to apply the science of sport and exercise and develop interventions that improve sport performance, health, and fitness, and assist in the prevention of chronic diseases.
  • Alongside professional placements, your studies will cover many aspects of sport and exercise science, including anatomy and physiology, psychology, strength and conditioning, exercise prescription, and programming and delivery.
  • You can choose between two different pathways of study:
    • Research Project track — This will provide you with research skills and allows you to develop a research thesis through a project in your chosen disciplinary application area.
    • Research Training track — This will allow you to develop your research capability and gain specialised skills to prepare for a professional career in science.

Further study

Successful completion of the Master of Science may qualify you to apply for PhD entry.

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Career outcomes

  • As a graduate of the Master of Science (Sport and Exercise) you can expect to find employment in areas such as health and physical activity promotion, as a sports coach, gym manager, recreation officer, personal trainer, sports development officer, or work within sports tourism, community sport and recreation, and promotion of sport performance among athletes.
  • The Master of Science (Sport and Exercise) may also provide a pathway for PhD studies in sport science, elite sport performance, and clinical disciplines.

Entry requirements

  • 3-year Bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent. 
  • or
  • equivalent professional work experience, as determined through the Credit and Exemption procedure.

Note: Students wishing to articulate from the Graduate Diploma of Science (Sport and Exercise) must advise UniSQ in writing of their intention to articulate prior to graduation from the Graduate Diploma of Science.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Additional requirements for placements

All students must provide the following documents prior to commencing any placements:

  • Blue Card or Working with Children Check
  • First aid certificate
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate 
  • Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) Evidence Form
  • COVID-19 Infection Control Training Certificate
  • COVID-19 Student Placement Declaration
  • UniSQ Student Declaration.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

UniSQ offers a number of bachelor degrees for you to study to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 16 units.

Courses to be studied Units
12 x specialisation courses 12
2-4 x research courses 4
Total 16

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Residential schools

All students will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials to gain practical experience, use facilities and specialist equipment, and meet staff and other students.

Note: This Sport and Exercise specialisation includes a practical skill competency component and residential school that is conducted at UniSQ Ipswich.

Practical experience and placements

This specialisation includes an opportunity to undertake professional placements in settings, such as sport and exercise performance, workplace health, sports coaching, health promotion, and in sport and exercise research. Placements are allocated by the UniSQ Placement Office and all students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of practical experience/placements within this degree.

An approved elective course is available for students who do not want to complete a placement in a sport and exercise setting. 

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 37600
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 37600

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Professional experience costs

This degree includes a professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Residential school costs

This degree includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Scholarships

At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

CRICOS: 078596M

Note: The Sport and Exercise specialisation is not available to international overseas students.

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

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