High performance sport

High performance sport

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Gear up for the high performance sport industry, a global, multi-billion-dollar sector that employs sport scientists, coaches and managers. Prepare for a career in the industry by gaining skills in sports performance and analysis, interactive technology and data, online delivery, exercise programming, and athletic strength and conditioning. You'll learn to design and deliver programs that enhance athletic outcomes, reduce the likelihood of injury and illness, and optimise individuals and teams performance.

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

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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