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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Graduate Certificate in Sports Coaching

  • Graduate Certificate

Deepen your understanding of the foundations of quality coaching practice and develop your skills in shaping athletic performance.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
1 year full-time
Course Code
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$17,368 per year / $17,368 total

About this course

Benefit from a program designed by elite coaches, expert academics and world leading researchers in this unique and engaging program, offering the latest and most innovative theory and practice in sports coaching.

This 8 unit program is designed for coaches who are accredited through the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme. Depending on your experience, you may also need a degree.

You'll broaden your understanding of coaching and the coaching environment, reflect on your own coaching experience and develop your awareness of what coaching is and how it can shape athletic performance.

Tailor your courses to suit your interests or goals by choosing from a wide range of electives, from sport sciences and athletic performance to sport psychology and advanced coaching practices.

When you graduate, you can use your graduate certificate to open a pathway to the Master of Sport Coaching program.

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What you will learn

  • Join the longest running online sports coaching program in Australia, educating coaches world-wide for 20 years.
  • Enjoy the convenience of flexible, online study and collaboration with your peers, program staff and coaches.
  • Gain an internationally recognised qualification through a program designed by elite coaches, expert academics, and world-leading researchers.
  • Develop your coaching practice through practical, work-based learning approaches that can be tailored to your individual circumstances.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Coach educator
  • Coaching director
  • Head coach
  • Assistant coach
  • High performance coach
  • Performance director
  • Sports development manager