HSE721 - Management and Leadership in High Performance Sport


2025 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3: Online significant on campus requirements

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H513 Graduate Certificate of Strength and Conditioning, H514 Graduate Certificate of Sport Performance Analysis, H607 Graduate Diploma of Applied Sport Science and H707 Master of Applied Sport Science



Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities, and 6 x 1 hour seminars (weeks 1-6).

In-person attendance requirements

Students are required to attend and participate in a scheduled on-campus intensive at either Burwood or Geelong Waurn Ponds campus (please refer to unit site for more information). Intensives are typically delivered up to 5 days.

Domestic students must attend the intensives on-campus at Deakin University.

International students must attend the intensives either on-campus at Deakin University, Australia or online (video conferencing).


Students enrol in the unit online however there are significant on campus requirements.

International students who wish to complete intensives in person are recommended to attend all intensives in Trimester 3 and refer to your course handbook for visa requirements under ‘Additional Course Information’ section.

Deakin University is not obligated to provide any students with a COE (confirmation of enrolment) to facilitate a student visa application.


This unit provides students with an understanding of what is required to work in a high performance environment and the necessary skills essential for individual, program and team success. Foundation content will focus on ways of learning, thinking, behaving and influencing. Principles of high performance sport will be considered along with concepts related to working within multi- and inter-disciplinary teams, role clarity, culture development, evidence based decision-making, evaluation, continuous improvement, leadership and management. Case studies and problem based learning approaches will be used to allow students to understand and apply when, how and why sport science and their own personal contribution can have a performance impact. The knowledge and competencies of the sport scientist and high performance manager in sport, and how to become professionally accredited with Exercise and Sport Science Australia will also be addressed.

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