The Master of High Performance Sport (MHPS) includes relevant professional practice related learning, independent research and project work, and work integrated learning, as well as an elective opportunity for an industry-based internship. A series of study units focus on the technological advances for athlete monitoring, advanced principles of strength and conditioning, and the relationships between fatigue, adaptation, performance and injury. The Master of High Performance Sport can also provide a pathway into further research study (eg PhD).
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
Strength and conditioning coach
Sports science manager
To achieve the Master of High Performance Sport you must complete 120 credit points (CP). As you progress through the course you will be advised by your Course Coordinator on the appropriate units to take to fulfil the requirements.
Breakdown of credit points required to complete the course:
70 CP from Coursework Units
10 CP from Elective Units
40 CP comprised of:
20 CP Project Units AND/OR
20 CP Internship Unit AND/OR
20 CP from Elective Units
Did you know?
The Graduate Certificate in Performance Analysis and Graduate Certificate in High Performance Sport Leadership are pathways into the Master of High Performance Sport!
* 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.
EXSC513 Data Analysis and Interpretation for High Performance Sport (P) EXSC653 Project Design for High Performance Sport (P) EXSC654 Major Industry Project (Part A) (P) EXSC656 Minor Project (I) EXSC657 Industry Internship (I)
EXSC654 Major Research Project (Part A) (I) EXSC655 Major Research Project (Part B) (I)
Students either choose 40 CP of project work (EXSC654 and EXSC655) or 20 CP of project work (EXSC656) and 20 CP of elective units or 20 CP of internship work (EXSC657) and 20 CP of elective units or 20 CP of project work (EXSC656) and 20 CP of internship work (EXSC657). # Students must have a GPA ≥5.5 in the first 8 units of the MHPS to be considered for EXSC654/EXSC655.
Three semesters full-time or part-time equivalent.
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.