Master of High Performance Sport

University of Canberra

Program Description

Master of High Performance Sport

University of Canberra

Help keep the very best at the top of their game

Behind every record-breaking athlete is a high-performance industry driven by learned professionals who are motivated by sporting excellence. If you’ve already completed your undergrad qualifications in Sports and Exercise Science, then this is the running leap you need to take to re-energise your career. The course is tailored around specialisation areas including Management and Leadership and Science and Analytics (which can be also studied online) and combined with the support of key industry partners, will give the competitive edge you need to smash it in the sporting sector.

Study a Master of High-Performance Sport at UC and you will:

  • support the very best performance in elite sport
  • strengthen your reputation as a professional coach and/or sports manager
  • network extensively within a co-operative industry
  • build a comprehensive knowledge of sports management theory and practice
  • ensure individuals and teams achieve their highest potential.

Career opportunities

A range of career opportunities exists for Master of High-Performance Sports graduates in both the national and international sectors, including in:

  • national sport organisations
  • government sports marketing
  • sponsorship
  • public relations
  • management of sports, recreation and leisure clubs
  • advisory roles in the public and private sector

Course specific information

Students need to have an undergraduate degree in Sports or in a related field or equivalent as approved by the University. Alternatively, applicants may have an undergraduate degree in any field and at least three years professional work experience in the sporting sector or in related fields.

Course Requirements

Required - Must pass 21 credit points as follows

  • 9602 - High-Performance Sports Research Project PG - 3 cp, Level P
  • 9603 - High-Performance Sport: A Systems Perspective PG - 3 cp, Level P
  • 9605 - Performance Integrity PG - 3 cp, Level P
  • 9609 - Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Science PG - 3 cp, Level P
  • 9612 - Sports Informatics and Analytics PG - 3 cp, Level P
  • 9668 - Effective Practice in High-Performance Sports PG - 3 cp, Level P
  • 9670 - Applied Practice in High-Performance Sports PG - 3 cp, Level P

Award Options - Must select 1 of the following


Students will choose one of the following three options, depending on their choice of award.

  • Master of High-Performance Sport - 15 credit points as follows
    • Restricted Choice - Must pass 15 credit points from the following
      • 7202 - Regional Anatomy and Physiology G - 3 cp, Level G
      • 7203 - Biomechanics G - 3 cp, Level G
      • 8258 - Nutritional Science G - 3 cp, Level G
      • 8363 - Biochemistry of Exercise G - 3 cp, Level G
      • 8374 - Advanced Physiology G - 3 cp, Level G
      • 8393 - Physiology of Exercise G - 3 cp, Level G
      • 8722 - Sports Nutrition PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 9604 - High-Performance Athlete Management PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 9608 - Regulatory Frameworks in Sports PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 9610 - Resilience and Decision-Making PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 9611 - Sport and Social Media PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 9613 - Training and Competition Readiness PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 10118 - Sports Entrepreneurship PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 10119 - Sports Leadership and Change Management PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 10155 - Performance Analysis in Sports G - 3 cp, Level G
      • 10156 - Athlete Monitoring PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 10157 - Applied Data Analysis in Sports PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • Master of High-Performance Sport (Management and Leadership) - 15 credit points as follows
  • Required - Must pass 15 credit points as follows
    • 9604 - High-Performance Athlete Management PG - 3 cp, Level P
    • 9608 - Regulatory Frameworks in Sports PG - 3 cp, Level P
    • 9611 - Sport and Social Media PG - 3 cp, Level P
    • 10118 - Sports Entrepreneurship PG - 3 cp, Level P
    • 10119 - Sports Leadership and Change Management PG - 3 cp, Level P
    • Master of High-Performance Sport (Science and Analytics) - 15 credit points as follows
  • Required - Must pass 6 credit points as follows
    • 9610 - Resilience and Decision-Making PG - 3 cp, Level P
    • 9613 - Training and Competition Readiness PG - 3 cp, Level P
  • Restricted Choice - Must pass 9 credit points from the following
    • 7202 - Regional Anatomy and Physiology G - 3 cp, Level G
    • 7203 - Biomechanics G - 3 cp, Level G
    • 8258 - Nutritional Science G - 3 cp, Level G
    • 8363 - Biochemistry of Exercise G - 3 cp, Level G
    • 8393 - Physiology of Exercise G - 3 cp, Level G
    • 8722 - Sports Nutrition PG - 3 cp, Level P
    • 9604 - High-Performance Athlete Management PG - 3 cp, Level P
    • 9608 - Regulatory Frameworks in Sports PG - 3 cp, Level P
    • 9610 - Resilience and Decision-Making PG - 3 cp, Level P
    • 9611 - Sport and Social Media PG - 3 cp, Level P
    • 9613 - Training and Competition Readiness PG - 3 cp, Level P
    • 10118 - Sports Entrepreneurship PG - 3 cp, Level P
    • 10119 - Sports Leadership and Change Management PG - 3 cp, Level P
    • 10155 - Performance Analysis in Sports G - 3 cp, Level G
    • 10156 - Athlete Monitoring PG - 3 cp, Level P
    • 10157 - Applied Data Analysis in Sports PG - 3 cp, Level P

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in Sport or related fields, or equivalent as approved by the University. Alternatively, applicants may have an undergraduate degree in any field and at least three years professional work experience in Sport or related fields.

Assumed Knowledge

Some experience in working with high-performance sports or similar is desirable.

English Language Requirements

Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Master of High-Performance Sport learning outcomes are:
1. Understand, identify and contextualise the unique challenges and demands of the high-performance sports environment;
2. Critically evaluate the systems and processes used to deliver high-performance sports;

3. Demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and a critical understanding of how contemporary research may be used to support high-performance sport, both at present and in the future;
4. Understand the interrelationships between planning and integrating performance enhancement components, implementation of policies dealing with athletes, coaches, sports science consultants and other stakeholders (board, government agencies and the media);
5. Synthesise complex information to generate effective and innovative solutions that provide for sustainable high-performance sports organisations and environments;



6. Critically evaluate the use of performance data in sports and training based context;
7. Synthesize, interpret and transmit interventions based on sports performance data for use in an applied setting;

8. Integrate and critically evaluate information and efficiently engage in a high-performance sports environment;

9. Critically evaluate, discuss and relate exercise science principles behind the latest concepts in athlete preparation, interventions and strategies;

10. Create an optimum data interpretation model using evidence-based research for use in an applied high-performance sports setting;

11. Effectively engage and appropriately implement physiological, training or analytical interventions in professional settings and reflect on the practical components of instigating athlete interventions.

1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry;

1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem-solving;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem-solving;

1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem-solving
4 - Working independently and with others;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem-solving
4 - Working independently and with others
5 - Professionalism and social responsibility;



1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem-solving;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem-solving;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem-solving;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem-solving;
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem-solving
4 - Working independently and with others;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem-solving
4 - Working independently and with others
5 - Professionalism and social responsibility.
Master of High-Performance Sport (Management and Leadership) learning outcomes are:

1. Understand, identify and contextualise the unique challenges and demands of the high-performance sports environment;
2. Critically evaluate the systems and processes used to deliver high-performance sports;

3. Demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and a critical understanding of how contemporary research may be used to support high-performance sport, both at present and in the future;
4. Understand the interrelationships between planning and integrating performance enhancement components, implementation of policies dealing with athletes, coaches, sports science consultants and other stakeholders (board, government agencies and the media);
5. Synthesise complex information to generate effective and innovative solutions that provide for sustainable high-performance sports organisations and environments.
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry;

1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem-solving;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem-solving;

1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem-solving
4 - Working independently and with others;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem-solving
4 - Working independently and with others
5 - Professionalism and social responsibility.
Master of High-Performance Sport (Science and Analytics) learning outcomes are:

1. Critically evaluate the use of performance data in sports and training based context;
2. Synthesize, interpret and transmit interventions based on sports performance data for use in an applied setting;

3. Integrate and critically evaluate information and efficiently engage in a high-performance sports environment;

4. Critically evaluate, discuss and relate exercise science principles behind the latest concepts in athlete preparation, interventions and strategies;
5. Create an optimum data interpretation model using evidence-based research for use in an applied high-performance sports setting;

6. Effectively engage and appropriately implement physiological, training or analytical interventions in professional settings and reflect on the practical components of instigating athlete interventions.
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem-solving;

1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem-solving;

1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem-solving;
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem-solving
4 - Working independently and with others;

1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem-solving
4 - Working independently and with others
5 - Professionalism and social responsibility.
Graduate Diploma in high-performance Sport learning outcomes are:

1. Understand and contextualise the unique challenges and demands of the high-performance sports environment;
2. Synthesize and describe interventions based on sports performance data for use in an applied setting;

3. Integrate and critically evaluate related to a high-performance sports environment;

4. Critically evaluate, discuss and relate exercise science principles behind the latest concepts in athlete preparation, interventions and strategies;
5. Create an optimum data interpretation model using evidence-based research for use in an applied high-performance sports setting.
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem-solving;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem-solving;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem-solving;
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem-solving
4 - Working independently and with others.
Graduate Certificate in High-Performance Sport learning outcomes are:

1. Understand and contextualise the unique challenges and demands of the high-performance sports environment;
2. Synthesize and describe interventions based on sports performance data for use in an applied setting;

3. Integrate and critically evaluate information related to a high-performance sports environment;

4. Critically evaluate, discuss and relate exercise science principles behind the latest concepts in athlete preparation, interventions and strategies;
5. Create an optimum data interpretation model using evidence-based research for use in an applied high-performance sports setting.
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem-solving;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem-solving;
1 - Communication
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem-solving;
2 - Analysis and inquiry
3 - Problem-solving
4 - Working independently and with others.

Cost & Fees

The fees detailed are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

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Last updated January 25, 2018
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Price Fees per year : Domestic: $16,540; International: $25,260