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Master of Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning)

Course code U94

This coursework degree provides sports science or related graduates an opportunity for advanced study and to enhance their training in the field of strength and conditioning.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

U94

Fees

Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $18,900

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Duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

U94

Fees

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time Online

Semester 1: Study part-time Online

Semester 2: Study full-time Online

Semester 2: Study part-time Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time Online

Semester 1: Study part-time Online

Semester 2: Study full-time Online

Semester 2: Study part-time Online

This course is not offered for study on-campus to international students with a student visa.

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPS5113Research and Computer Methods in Strength and Conditioning20
SPS5133Strength and Conditioning 1 - Physiology20
SPS6104Applied Biomechanics in Strength and Conditioning20
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPS6103Advanced Resistance Training20
SPS6105Strength and Conditioning - Practicum20
SPS6108Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes20
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPS6107Current Issues in Strength and Conditioning20
SPS6110Periodisation: Theory and Methodology of Training20
SPS6112Monitoring Training and Performance20

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to evaluate athlete performance and apply knowledge in complex physical training situations.
  2. Apply communication and collaboration skills to complex physiological concepts and implement in applied sport science settings.
  3. Critically appraise a complex body of scientific knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery of exercise science strength and conditioning.
  4. Use high level self-management skills to initiate, plan and execute an industry-specific journal article.

Professional Recognition

Recognised by: National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Recognised by: Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA)

Graduates of this course may apply to ASCA for Level 2 Accreditation by submitting the Student Application Form and supporting documentation.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $18,900 *

* Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Possible future job titles

Personal Trainer, Sports Coach, Strength and Conditioning Coach (at amateur and elite level)

Courses you can consider if you are interested in progressing further in this area.

Student
stories

  • "ECU has a reputation as one of the leading universities worldwide for studying Sports Science."
    Jennifer Screen
    Jennifer ScreenMaster of Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning) graduate

    I wanted to complete a course that is world-class in its field to get recognition when applying for work. ECU has a reputation as being one of the leading universities worldwide when it comes to studying Sports Science.

    This helps attract people from all over the world to study the course and allowed for great networking opportunities. The on-campus workshops were the highlight of the course and provided the chance to gain practical experience while developing relationships with people in many fields who I now call my friends.

    While trying to complete my Master's, I was attempting to make my second Olympic team. The course structure, the online accessibility, and the availability of the lecturers helped me to manage everything. I still keep in contact with the lecturers who are more than willing to provide helpful advice.

    Once graduated, I was able to apply for positions that I would not have been considered for previously. It has given me the applied knowledge in certain areas of Sports Science that I apply every day.

  • "It was highly recommended by colleagues working in elite sport to strongly consider ECU."
    Willie Cruz
    Willie CruzMaster of Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning) student

    I chose to study a postgraduate degree in Strength and Conditioning at Edith Cowan University to improve my instructive skills as a sport performance coach with The Oklahoma City Thunder. During the vetting process for a master's program, it was highly recommended by colleagues working in elite sport to strongly consider ECU. After doing my own investigation, it was an easy decision.

    The degree is available online with a two-week on-campus practicum component, and offers a great learning opportunity to explore both the coaching and scientific side of strength and conditioning. The practicum was a once in a lifetime experience where I was able to establish a worldwide network of some of the brightest minds in the industry. During the course of my studies, I have learned skills that are applicable to my work as an Athletic Performance Coach in the NBA, and beyond.

  • "A day in the life"
    Eric MackenzieECU Exercise and Sports Science graduate

    Exercise and Sports Science graduate and West Coast Eagles key defender Eric Mackenzie shares a typical day in his busy life.

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