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Graduate Certificate of Sport Performance Analysis

Postgraduate coursework

Use your skills to improve athlete and team performance and results. This course empowers you to use data, in all its forms, as a tool for success.

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Key facts

Duration

Trimester 1 commencing students: 1 year over 3 consecutive trimesters
Trimester 2 commencing students: 1 year over 2 consecutive trimesters
Trimester 3 commencing students: 1 year over 3 consecutive trimesters

Locations

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 2 2024 close 23 June 2024

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 3 2024 close 27 October 2024

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Course overview

By studying the Graduate Certificate of Sport Performance Analysis, you will be able to use your skills to improve athlete and team performances and to produce better results. The course empowers you to use data, in all its forms, as a tool for success. You will become skilled in video technology, performance analysis software, data visualisation and statistical analysis methods – all key tools of the modern sport scientist.

Want the career benefits of postgraduate study without having to commit to a longer degree?

The Graduate Certificate of Sport Performance Analysis is designed for busy professionals looking to progress their career in the sport science industry. You can study while you work and complete your degree online in one year part-time.

Data is impacting all fields of work and sport is no different. This course equips you with the skills to use data as a tool for success. But data collection alone isn’t enough. This course trains you to interpret data and then apply it to evidence-based decision-making. Knowing how to wield data makes you incredibly valuable in the elite sport environment. Use your insights to unlock improvements in technique and work with coaches and support staff to improve individual and team tactical performance. You will also get experience translating your analysis into easy-to-understand feedback. This helps the athletes and coaches you’re working with to see the benefits of your recommendations.

Complement these technical skills by boosting your management capabilities through studies in leadership, culture development and continuous improvement. These management skills don’t just make you more employable, they give you a recipe for team success and allow you to develop your support staff, as well as your athletes.

The curriculum is underpinned by science and research – just one of the reasons why Deakin has been the #1 sport science school in the world for four years running*. You will graduate with the ability to critically evaluate and apply research to make confident, evidence-based decisions in your role. Better still, you will have direct access to academics with expertise in a broad range of sport science fields. This includes specialist researchers within Deakin's multidisciplinary Centre for Sport Research (CSR) and Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN). Draw on their professional experiences in your everyday work. Leverage their industry connections to start forming your own.

The course is made up of four of the ten units from Deakin’s Master of Applied Sport Science.

After completing this course, you may wish to enhance your credentials further by articulating into the Master of Applied Sport Science.

*Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2021, 2022, 2023

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Course information

Award granted
Graduate Certificate of Sport Performance Analysis
Year

2024 course information

Deakin code
H514
Level
Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8

Course structure

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Sport Performance Analysis students must attain 4 credit points comprising 4 one credit point core units. There are no elective units.

All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete DAI001 Academic Integrity Module (0-credit-point compulsory unit) in their first trimester of study.

Please refer to the Course Map page for course map information. The course maps will guide the units you need to enrol in each trimester.

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements.

Trimester 1

  • Academic Integrity Module (0 credit points)
  • Athlete Development and Performance Management
  • Notational Analysis of Sport Performance (^)
  • Trimester 2

  • Time and Motion Analysis of Sport Performance
  • Trimester 3

  • Management and Leadership in High Performance Sport (^)
  • ^ These units have practical Intensive components. Please refer to 'Participation requirements' section for further information.

    Intakes by location

    The availability of a course varies across locations and intakes. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Check each intake for up-to-date information on when and where you can commence your studies.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Online

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Online

    Trimester 3 - November

    • Start date: November
    • Available at:
      • Online

    Additional course information

    Course duration

    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Workload

    As a student in an online course with on campus intensives in some units in the Faculty of Health you will be expected to spend at least 11-13 hours per unit every week participating in a range of teaching activities. This could include lectures, seminars, practicals, placements, and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time. Teaching, placements, and assessment tasks may take place outside of Deakin University teaching periods.

    Participation requirements

    Domestic students must attend HSE721 intensives on-campus at Deakin University. HSE726 intensives can be completed either on-campus at Deakin University or online.

    International students must attend HSE721 and HSE726 intensives either on-campus at Deakin University, Australia or online (video conferencing). International students who wish to complete intensives in person are recommended to attend all intensives in Trimester 3 and refer to the visa information under 'Additional course information' section.

    Intensives are typically delivered up to 5 days.

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    Entry requirements

    Selection is based on a holistic consideration of your academic merit, work experience, likelihood of success, availability of places, participation requirements, regulatory requirements, and individual circumstances. You will need to meet the minimum academic and English language proficiency requirements to be considered for selection, but this does not guarantee admission.

    Academic requirements

    To be considered for admission to this degree you will need to meet at least one of the following criteria:

    • completion of a bachelor degree or higher
    • two years' relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)

    English language proficiency requirements

    To meet the English language proficiency requirements of this course, you will need to demonstrate at least one of the following:

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    Recognition of prior learning

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Recognition of prior learning system which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

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    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

    The available fee places for this course are detailed above. Not all courses at Deakin have Commonwealth supported places available.

    The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year as they started. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Recognition of prior learning.

    One year full-time study load is typically represented by four credit points of study for Graduate Certificates. Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together four credit points of a typical combination of units for your course.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the handbook.

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    Careers

    Career outcomes

    The course prepares you for career growth in the industry. Graduate with a sought-after combination of sport science and managerial skills that set you up for success in roles such as:

    • high performance manager
    • sport performance analyst

    If you are looking to pursue further study, you may wish to articulate into the Master of Applied Sport Science after completing this course.

    Professional recognition

    While this course is not accredited by a professional body, graduates may be eligible to apply for individual accreditation with relevant industry bodies including but not limited to:

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

    Apply advanced knowledge of selected aspects of sport science to sport performance related problems including some key principles and concepts

    Communication

    Select and use appropriate modes of communication to transmit evidence based sport science knowledge to specialist and non-specialist audiences with a view to inform, motivate and effect change at the individual and organisational level.

    Digital literacy

    Use digital technologies to locate and disseminate information, ideas and resources related to sport science to specialist and non- specialist audiences

    Critical thinking

    Critically analyse complex theoretical and technical information related to a specialised sport science context.

    Problem solving

    Apply advanced cognitive and technical skills to autonomously analyse, generate and transmit solutions to complex sport science problems in a specialised sport science context.

    Self-management

    Employ high-level personal responsibility, accountability and autonomy to demonstrate expert judgement and adaptability to familiar and emerging challenges confronting sport scientists.

    Teamwork

    Contribute to an interdisciplinary team and establish constructive relationships, with a range of stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes and to advance sport science in a specialised sport science context.

    Global citizenship

    Engage in professional and ethical practice that demonstrates personal autonomy, awareness of, and adaptability to, diverse social, cultural and environmental contexts in sport sciences.

    ^Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2018