Health Sciences

Graduate Certificate in High Performance Sport

Graduate Certificate in High Performance Sport

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate in High Performance Sport is comprised of a series of study units (see below) focused on the technological advances for athlete monitoring, advanced principles of strength and conditioning, and the relationships between fatigue, adaptation, performance and injury. The Graduate Certificate is a pathway to further study in either the Graduate Diploma in High Performance Sport or the Master of High Performance Sport.

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This course is aimed at people already in the workforce as well as graduating students. It provides flexible learning pathways that can accommodate: professional employment commitments; internationally-based students; full-time or part-time enrolments; specific career and industry needs of individual students.


The course prepares graduates for the following roles:

  • High performance manager
  • Sports scientist
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Professional coach
  • Fitness coach
  • Performance analyst
  • Rehabilitation coach
  • Fitness advisor
  • Sports science manager

Course structure

To achieve the Graduate Certificate in High Performance Sport you must complete 40 credit points (CP).

As you progress through the course you will advised by your Course Coordinator on the appropriate units to take to fulfil the requirements.

Breakdown of credit points required to complete the course:

40 CP from Coursework units (below)

Coursework units

Unit code Credit points Unit name
EXSC510 10 Strength and Conditioning for the High Performance Athlete
EXSC512 10 Leadership and Culture in High Performance Settings
EXSC513 10 Data Analysis and Interpretation for High Performance Sport
EXSC650 10 Fatigue, Recovery, Adaptation and Performance
EXSC651 10 Performance and Injury: Prevention and Management
EXSC652 10 Contemporary Issues in Sports Science *
EXSC668 10 Performance Nutrition

* EXSC652 Contemporary Issues in Sports Science includes a one-week, on-campus intensive component at ACU in Melbourne (February each year) or off-shore (overseas) by invitation in June/July each year.


Duration

One semester full-time or part-time equivalent


Study mode

The course is primarily delivered online, however students taking EXSC652 Contemporary Issues in Sports Science are advised that this includes a one-week, on-campus intensive component at ACU in Melbourne (February each year) or off-shore (overseas) by invitation in June/July each year.

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