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Master of Sport and Exercise Science by Research
Master of Sport and Exercise Science by Research

Master of Sport and Exercise Science by Research

  • ID:USC610104
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree (AQF 7) in a NUCAP accredited Sport and Exercise Science or Human Movement degree or equivalent and a minimum GPA of 5 or higher, on a seven-point scale. Enrolment will also be subject to availability of appropriate supervisors and research industry placements.

  • Admission is subject to availability of appropriate supervision and facilities.

English Requirement


  • Overall score of 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each subtest


  • Paper-based — overall score of 575 with minimum essay score of 4
    Internet-based — overall score of 86 with minimum score of 21 for writing


  • Overall score of 58 with no subscore less than 54


  • Overall score of 177 or above with no less than 169 in each skill


  • Minimum 2 years full-time tertiary (university level) study where the language of instruction is English, successfully completed in the last 5 years in one of the of following countries:

  • Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States of America

  • Study completed in countries that don't appear in this list will be considered in a case by case basis.

Course Information

This program targets the development of research skills in sport and exercise science, in combination with skills required for specialist qualification as an accredited sport scientist (ESSA ASpS Level 1). Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA), the national accreditation body for exercise and sport science disciplines, defines an Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES) as the base level of qualification in this discipline. The current Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science meets NUCAP AES competencies and will be the entry-level qualification (or equivalent) for this new Program. ESSA defines two specialist pathways, a clinical branch (the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science) and a branch for those seeking to specialise in sport and exercise science.

This program is aligned to the latter. No current USC program meets the ESSA Sport Scientist accreditation (ASpS Level 1) requirements. Recent changes to national sport policies predicates that ESSA Sport Science accreditation is now required for employment with most Australian professional sports, all state institutes/academies of sport and/or by all Olympic/Paralympic sports. This new program will not only enhance graduate employability but will also contribute to USC research capacity by providing a stepping-stone for those wanting a research career in sport and exercise science. This Program will complement the USC High Performance Sport Project by providing enhanced opportunities for students in the Program to engage with USC’s high performance sport scientists, athletes and coaches.

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OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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