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Master of Science Specialisation Sport & Exercise

Master of Science Specialisation Sport & Exercise (MSCN)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Ipswich
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 2 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July

Notes: The Sport and Exercise specialisation is not available to international overseas students. Courses with a mandatory residential school will be held at USQ 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.
  • During your degree, studies will cover many aspects of Sport and Exercise Science including Anatomy and Physiology, Psychology, Strength and Conditioning, Exercise Prescription and Programming and Delivery, alongside professional placements.
  • 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.
  • You may have the opportunity to undertake professional placement.

Further study

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

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 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 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 clinical placements:

  • Blue Card or Working with Children Check
  • First aid certificate
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate 
  • USQ Student Declaration.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning 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.

Pathways

USQ 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. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

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

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

Practical experience

As part of this degree, you will 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 degree.

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.

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

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 your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 9527
Domestic full fee paying

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

AUD 26880

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

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

Residential school costs

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

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. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

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

Scholarships

At USQ, 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 USQ.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - applications close Monday 22 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - applications close Monday 12 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 12 July, 2021.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at USQ that is relevant to you.

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