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Graduate Diploma of Science (Sport and Exercise)

Summary
Graduate Diploma of Science Specialisation Sport & Exercise (GDSI)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

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

Number of Units
  • 8 units

Duration
  • 1 year or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

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 accreditation

This degree can lead to membership of professional associations such as the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER).
You may find work as a health educator, gym manager, recreation officer, sports development officer, sports performance director, strength and conditioning coach, Paralympic and special athlete coach, or any other professions which require advanced sport and exercise expertise.

You may also wish to complete further study through our Master of Science (Sport and Exercise) or a doctorate.
Residential schools

In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also 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.

Courses to be studied Units
8 x specialisation courses
8
Total 8
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 (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 9048
Domestic full fee paying AUD 23200

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.

Residential schools

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

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 degree from an Australian university or equivalent.

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

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018. 

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.