Graduate Diploma of Applied Sport Science

Postgraduate coursework

The Graduate Diploma of Applied Sport Science prepares you to lead and manage high performance teams.

Domestic student information

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Key facts

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 3 2020 close 1 November 2020
Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 1 2021 close 21 February 2021

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

The Graduate Diploma of Applied Sport Science prepares you to lead and manage high performance teams. Combine training in advanced sport science, performance analysis and strength and conditioning, and benefit from professional development opportunities that take your career forward.

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

The Graduate Diploma of Applied Sport Science 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 just 1 year (full time).

The course prepares you for both the technical and managerial aspects of high performance sport. Build specialised skills in sport science, performance analysis and strength and conditioning; and complement these 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 number one sport science school in Australia for three years running*. You’ll graduate with the ability to critically evaluate and apply research to make confident, evidence-based decisions in your role. Better still, you’ll 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 when solving complex sport science problems and leverage their industry connections to start forming your own.

The course is made up of eight of the 10 units from Deakin’s Master of Applied Sport Science:

  • Athlete and Program Development in High Performance Sport
  • High Performance Management in Sport
  • The Scientific Processes for Sports Scientists
  • Data Analysis and Program Evaluation for Sports Scientists
  • Strength and Conditioning Methods for Athletes
  • Factors Influencing Training Design for Sport
  • Sport Performance Analysis
  • Advanced Sport Performance Analysis

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 2018

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Course structure

Students can exit with the Graduate Diploma of Applied Sport Science which consist of 8 core units.

All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity in their first trimester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit).

Key information

Award granted
Graduate Diploma of Applied Sport Science
Year

2021 course information

Deakin code
H607
Level
Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
Approval status
This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition
The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Campuses by intake

Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

Trimester 1 - March

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Cloud campus

Trimester 2 - July

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Cloud campus

Trimester 3 - November

  • Start date: November
  • Available at:
    • Cloud campus

Additional course information

Course duration - additional information

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

Workload

As a student in a Cloud (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 each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals, placements and online interaction via CoudDeakin. 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

HSE721, HSE724, HSE725 and HSE726 require attendance at a week-long intensive on the Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campus.

Entry requirements

Entry information

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

The minimum entry requirements for this course are:

  • Bachelor Degree or higher
    OR
  • Two years relevant work experience
    OR
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

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.

Fees and scholarships

Fee information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
$20,800 for 1 yr full-time - Full-fee paying place
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)?
Not applicable

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. 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 eight credit points of study. Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight 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.

Learn more about fees and available payment options.

Scholarship options

A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.

Search or browse through our scholarships

Postgraduate bursary

If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your Immediate Family Members may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.

Learn more about Deakin’s 15% postgraduate bursary

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How to apply

Apply direct to Deakin

Applications can be made directly to the University through the Application Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Need more information on how to apply?

For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.

Entry pathways

Depending on other professional accreditation, graduates could work as a strength and conditioning coach, sport performance analyst, a sport scientist or sport performance manager.

Contact information

Prospective Student Enquiry Centre
1800 693 888
myfuture@deakin.edu.au

 

* 2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students
# ARWU Rankings 2019
~ According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey
^ Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019 winner
^^ Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)
** Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2018

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