Master of Science (Sport and Exercise)
Become a health and fitness expertUSQ’s Master of Science (Sport and Exercise) is designed for graduate students with an interest in the sport, health and fitness industry who wish to gain a comprehensive understanding of the sociocultural, scientific and applied aspects of physical health.
Available to study both on-campus and online, this degree will help you develop in-depth knowledge and practical skills required to promote physical wellness across the lifespan. You will have the opportunity to decide between two different pathways of study in your masters degree:
- Research Project track — the Research Project track equips you with research skills and allows you to develop a research thesis through a project in your chosen disciplinary application area.
- Research Training track — the Research Training track allows you to develop your research capability and gain specialised cognitive and technical skills to prepare for a professional career in science.
Professional links in the sports industry
Take advantage of USQ’s professional links with both local and national organisations such as Western Pride Football Club, Brisbane Roar and Cricket Australia. You will also have the opportunity to undertake professional placement with various other organisations.
The Sport and Exercise specialisation is not available to international overseas students.
Courses with a mandatory residential school will be held at USQ Ipswich.
As a graduate of the Master of Science (Sport and Exercise) you can expect to find work 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.
The Master of Science (Sport and Exercise) may also provide a pathway for you to gain entry into further research degrees such as a doctorate.
In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete practical experience, where interactive hands-on activities, such as experiments and use of specialist equipment, are undertaken.
All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of practical experience within this program.Residential schools
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 9527|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 26880|
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.
Note: Students wishing to articulate from the Graduate Diploma of Science (Sport and Exercise) must advise USQ in writing of their intention to articulate prior to graduation from the Graduate Diploma of Science.Note: Students wishing to articulate from the Graduate Diploma of Science (Sport and Exercise) must advise the faculty 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. 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
To apply for this degree:
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
- Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 24 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.