Graduate Diploma of Science (Sport and Exercise)
Excel in the health and fitness industry
Are you passionate about all aspects of sport, health and wellbeing? The Graduate Diploma of Science (Sport and Exercise) will develop your expertise in the design and implementation of exercise programs and interventions to promote wellness and improve human movement performance.
Your studies will cover human anatomy and physiology, exercise assessment and delivery, motor control and learning, biomechanics and exercise physiology.
This degree is ideal if you’re already working within the health, sport and exercise industry to advance your career, or if you’re looking to enter this exciting and fast-paced profession.
Professional accreditationThis degree can lead to membership of professional associations such as the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER).
You may also wish to complete further study through our Master of Science (Sport and Exercise) or Master of Science (Research).
If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 9352|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 24360|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and 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.
This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
- 3-year Bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent.
- equivalent professional work experience, as determined through the Credit and Exemption procedure.
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.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Friday 19 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 28 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.