High performance sport

High performance sport

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Career outcomes

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • sports science
  • sports psychology
  • nutrition and dietetics
  • exercise physiology
  • physiotherapy
  • professional coaching
  • performance analysis
  • fitness coaching
  • high performance activity management
  • strength and conditioning coaching
  • sports medicine and rehabilitation
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About high performance sport

High performance sport is a global, multi-billion-dollar industry employing sports scientists, coaches and managers. Prepare for a career in the sector by gaining skills in sports performance and analysis, interactive technology and data, exercise programming, and athletic strength and conditioning. Learn to design and deliver programs that enhance athletic outcomes, reduce the likelihood of injury and illness, and optimise the performances of individuals and teams.

Bridging the teaching and research nexus

Our academic staff are at the forefront of high performance sport research. Many of our teaching staff are also part of the Sports Performance, Recovery, Injury and New Technologies (SPRINT) Research Centre, ensuring you get the most up-to-date information as it’s being discovered.

Evidence-informed practice

Critically appraise scientific evidence to influence the implementation of best practices in your field. Whether optimising physical performance or managing injury risk, you’ll develop the necessary skills to deliver the right outcomes for your clients.

Holistic approach

This field isn’t just about making athletes faster and stronger. When you study high performance sport, you will complete units that encompass key areas in a holistic program, including data analysis, fatigue and recovery, performance nutrition, and leadership and culture.

World leading contributors

Learn from established practitioners and researchers. Our contributors have years of experience working in high performance sport environments across a range of individual and team sports including the AFL, A-League, NRL and Super Rugby, overseas in the NFL, NBA, NHL, Major League Soccer, College athletic programs, and internationally in the International Cricket Council.

Meet our students and staff

Alumni profile High performance sport graduate Jo Clubb

Jo Clubb

Graduate, Master of High Performance Sport

"I was yet to find a postgraduate course that really seemed to fit with my current roles and responsibilities, whilst also being suitable to work around my job. I was impressed by the spectrum of topics that were to be covered in this course, which carry over to the real world setting of elite sport.

"The technology used on the course, including online resources, discussion forums and regular conference calls, allowed me to stay in touch with the lecturers and partake in discussions with other students even from the other side of the world."

Staff profile Dr Stuart Cormack

Stuart Cormack

Associate Professor, School of Behavioural and Health Sciences

Associate Professor Stuart Cormack from the School of Exercise Science has spent 15 years working in the Australian Football League, including eight years as the fitness coach at the West Coast Eagles − a time highlighted by two grand final appearances and winning the 2006 AFL Premiership.

He also spent four years as a strength and conditioning coach at the Australian Institute of Sport, where he worked with elite athletes in a variety of team and individual sports in preparation for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

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