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Strength and Conditioning

University of Canberra
Canberra, Australia
1 Year, 6 Months

Program Description

Apply the Science. Become the Coach. Lead the Field! Australia is experiencing a growing demand for professionals who can work with athletes to optimise their performance whilst being able to withstand the rigors of their sport. Alongside helping them realise their athletic potential, athletes need assistance in reducing the risk of injuries and preparing them to be able to withstand training loads. And it’s you, in your future career that can help them achieve this.

Designed for professionals looking to progress their career in the sports science industry, the online Master of Strength and Conditioning aims to increase your specialist knowledge, while opening doors to a higher level of responsibility and professional accreditation.

The applied nature of this course will provide you with the skills required to design and implement customised training programmes to enhance athletic performance, health and wellbeing. You’ll learn the core building blocks of knowledge around training modalities, planning and monitoring, youth development and coach communication, while also gaining coaching experience. You’ll also gain the confidence to create your own career path with a range of electives.

Benefit from real world experience through our professional placement unit, where you will gain valuable, hands-on experience in a high performance or professional sport setting.

Ideal for busy professionals, our online delivery allows you to work while you study and complete your degree in just one year. The degree culminates in a two-week, face-to-face residential workshop delivered on-campus, where you’ll bring all components of your online learning together, overseen by elite level coaches and industry professionals.

Entry Requirements

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Bachelor's Degree
Degree from State Technical Insitute
English Level
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
TOEFL (internet based)
Pearson Test of Academic Engl.
International Baccalaureate
Required Documents
Certified Copy of the Degree Certificate/Diploma
Certified Copy of the English Certification
ID Certified Copy
Passport Certified Copy
Criminal Records Declaration
Medical Booklet Copy (First Page)
Detailed Transcript
Student Visa

Information about requirements:

  • A completed bachelor degree in Sport and Exercise Science or related field (Human Movement Science, Exercise Science, Sport Science, Sport and Health Science; Exercise and Health, Sport and Physical Activity, Exercise Physiology, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Science)

Other accepted qualifications and information:

  • A completed bachelor degree in a non-related field with successful completion of University level units relating to human anatomy, human physiology, biomechanics and basic exercise prescription.
  • Those who do not have the necessary admission requirements will be directed to the Graduate Certificate in Human Movement Science (868AA) and advised to complete the following units: Advanced functional Anatomy G, Regional Anatomy and Physiology G, Biomechanics G, Physiology of Exercise G
  • Those individuals without a degree but who have 5 years experience working full time in a strength and conditioning role will be considered.

Other accepted English qualifications:

  • Pearson Versant Test (PVT)

Study of Strength & Conditioning

  • Apply complex knowledge of training theories to the design and delivery of effective training programs for athletes.
  • Gain a depth of understanding in a broad spectrum of training modalities for the improvement of athletic potential including strength, power, speed and acceleration, agility, flexibility, and endurance.
  • Understand the role of the strength and conditioning coach and develop professional communication strategies appropriate for working in a strength and conditioning environment.
  • Apply advanced training and communication skills necessary to create solutions to authentic (real-world or ill-defined) problems.
  • Gain advanced knowledge of the application of strength and conditioning principles to a range of groups including rehabilitation and youth populations.
  • Undertake a work-integrated placement that will develop your learnt skills and knowledge of strength and conditioning.
  • Critically appraise research to develop evidence-based approaches that inform the advancement of strength and conditioning practice.


Required Modules

Research Planning

High Performance Sport Research Project

Athlete Monitoring

Advanced Exercise Programming and Prescription

Training Methods of Strength and Conditioning 1

Training Methods of Strength and Conditioning 2

Coach Communication

Strength and Conditioning for Developing Athletes

Practical Applications of Training

Professional Practice in Strength and Conditioning A

Professional Practice in Strength and Conditioning B


  • High performance sport
  • Academies of sport
  • Sport institutes
  • Australian Defence Force
  • Education
  • Private Business

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