Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.
When studying sports science, students can learn the science of fitness, as well as business skills necessary to be successful in a competitive field. Course topics may include community health, physical activity psychology or aerobic conditioning.
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This course is intended for physiotherapists, or students who have completed a physiotherapy degree either at a bachelor's level or graduate-entry master's level registrable in Australia, and who wish to pursue a career in research or gain a competitive advantage in their career by completing an additional postgraduate qualification. Students gain research skills and expertise in their area of research interest, and demonstrate their outstanding academic ability and commitment to physiotherapy through the completion of the degree. [+]
This course provides students with the opportunity to work with leading national and international researchers in their area of interest, and to develop and complete an original research project which contributes to knowledge. Students gain research training and skills, as well as develop extensive knowledge and expertise in an area of research. Students are supported by a strong and vibrant research culture, both within the school and the University, and have access to other researchers, a wide variety of workshops, the University library and research facilities.
This course is excellent preparation for students who wish to pursue doctoral research study, a career in research, or higher-level physiotherapy positions. Career options include academic appointments, expanded practice roles, advisory positions and industry roles.... [-]
The Master of Sport and Exercise (Research) program is for graduates who wish to enhance their knowledge of an area, address policy or management issues, or pursue a research/academic career. [+]
This program is suitable for students who have completed a coursework degree and wish to develop in a more focused way by means of research. Students develop critical and analytical skills and advanced research skills to enable in-depth exploration of their chosen area.
Career options include management-level positions in industry or government, and academic positions.[-]
The Master of Health, Sport and Human Performance will set you up with a research-based qualification that will teach you to critically examine how political, cultural, social and economic factors influence the meaning and nature of the sport, exercise and leisure. [+]
The Master of Health, Sport and Human Performance will set you up with a research-based qualification that will teach you to critically examine how political, cultural, social and economic factors influence the meaning and nature of the sport, exercise and leisure.
Studying the Master of Health, Sport & Human Performance (MHSHP), you'll explore how psychological or physiological factors influence movement and performance in sport and exercise. Throughout your course of study, you'll receive opportunities to get involved in real-world research to make a difference in people’s lives, as well as connect with elite athletes and teams.
The University of Waikato's Health, Sport and Human Performance Department boasts world-renowned active researchers and lecturers who have international expertise and reputations. Also, our research group on the Critical Studies of Sport and Physical Culture is one of the most highly regarded in the world, particularly in the study of action and adventure sports.... [-]