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Summary
Graduate Certificate of Sport and Exercise (GCSE)

Study Mode
  • Online
  • On-campus

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 4 units

Duration
  • 0.5 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Ipswich

Semester 1 intake available full-time and part-time. Semester 2 intake available part-time only (not suitable for international on-campus students).
View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Upgrade your sports and fitness qualifications

The Graduate Certificate of Sport and Exercise is designed for students who wish to advance their skills in the areas of health, fitness and sports performance. This degree has a focus on developing health and fitness of people across their whole lifespan, including those with chronic disease and disability. The Graduate Certificate of Sport and Exercise is also an excellent opportunity for those already working within the health, sport and exercise industry to advance their career, use it as a pathway to further learning, or as a start to a career in this exciting and fast-paced industry.

Professional accreditation

Depending on other qualifications and experience, membership of professional associations such as the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) is available.
As a graduate of the Graduate Certificate of Sport and Exercise you could work as a sports coach, gym manager, recreation officer, personal trainer, sports development officer, sports performance director, medical company representative, sports scientist or sport manager or work within sports tourism. This degree also prepares you for career advancement if you are already working within the industry.
Professional experience

In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete professional experience. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 2
plus 2 x approved courses  2
Total 4
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (4 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying AUD 9360

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • 3-year bachelor degree or equivalent qualification

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program 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.

Alternate pathways

A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.


How to apply

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2016 - applications close Monday 22 February 
  • Semester 2, 2016 - applications close Thursday 7 July.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

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