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Graduate Diploma of Applied Sport Science

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The Graduate Diploma of Applied Sport Science prepares you to lead and manage high performance teams. Combine training in advanced sport science, performance analysis and strength and conditioning, and benefit from professional development opportunities that take your career forward.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Course Code
H607
Intake Months
Jun, Oct

About this course

The Graduate Diploma of Applied Sport Science prepares you to lead and manage high performance teams. Combine training in advanced sport science, performance analysis and strength and conditioning, and benefit from professional development opportunities that take your career forward.

Want the career benefits of postgraduate study without having to commit to a longer degree?

The Graduate Diploma of Applied Sport Science is designed for busy professionals looking to progress their career in the sport science industry. You can study while you work and complete your degree online in just one year (full time).

The course prepares you for both the technical and managerial aspects of high performance sport. Build specialised skills in sport science, performance analysis and strength and conditioning; and complement these skills by boosting your management capabilities through studies in leadership, culture development and continuous improvement. These management skills don't just make you more employable, they give you a recipe for team success and allow you to develop your support staff, as well as your athletes.

The curriculum is underpinned by science and research - just one of the reasons why Deakin has been the number one sport science school in Australia for four years running*. You'll graduate with the ability to critically evaluate and apply research to make confident, evidence-based decisions in your role. Better still, you'll have direct access to academics with expertise in a broad range of sport science fields. This includes specialist researchers within Deakin's multidisciplinary Centre for Sport Research (CSR) and Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN). Draw on their professional experiences when solving complex sport science problems and leverage their industry connections to start forming your own.

The course is made up of eight of the 10 units from Deakin's Master of Applied Sport Science:

  • Athlete and Program Development in High Performance Sport
  • High Performance Management in Sport
  • The Scientific Processes for Sports Scientists
  • Data Analysis and Program Evaluation for Sports Scientists
  • Strength and Conditioning Methods for Athletes
  • Factors Influencing Training Design for Sport
  • Sport Performance Analysis
  • Advanced Sport Performance Analysis

After completing this course, you may wish to enhance your credentials further by articulating into the Master of Applied Sport Science.

*Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2020

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements for this course are:

  • Bachelor Degree or higher
    OR
  • Two years relevant work experience
    OR
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

Career pathways

The course prepares you for career growth in the industry. Graduate with a sought-after combination of sport science and managerial skills that set you up for success in roles such as:

  • high performance manager
  • sport performance analyst

Depending on other professional accreditation, graduates could work as a strength and conditioning coach, sport performance analyst, a sport scientist or sport performance manager.

If you are looking to pursue further study, you may wish to articulate into the Master of Applied Sport Science after completing this course.

Course structure

To complete the Graduate Diploma of Applied Sport Science students must attain 8 credit points comprising 8 credit-point core units. There are no elective units.

All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity in their first trimester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit).

Please refer to the Course Map page for course map information. The course maps will guide the units you need to enrol in each trimester.

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.

Credit for prior study or work

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Health Services & Support courses at Deakin University.
85.4%
Overall satisfaction
80.1%
Skill scale
71.9%
Teaching scale
69.3%
Employed full-time
$75k
Average salary