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Overview

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely. 

About this course

The Master of Education (Sports Coaching) will equip you to apply a significant range of coaching principles and complex techniques across a wide and often unpredictable variety of coaching situations.

You will acquire the capacity to: apply professional and academic knowledge in developing and implementing effective learning experiences in the field of sports coaching examine the technological resources available to support the implementation of specific strategies in coaching athletes and teams develop an integrated model with the right mix of training activities, coaching pedagogy and sports science to optimise athletic performance.

On graduating, you will be able to effectively apply the principles of planning and competently implement, maintain, assess and amend the planning process on a macro and micro scale.

You will also be able to demonstrate an understanding of the processes involved in talent identification, recruitment and development.

Commonwealth Supported Places

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for postgraduate study for eligible domestic students. This means that your course fees are subsidised by the Australian Government and you pay a student contribution amount (SCA). CSPs are limited in number and are allocated based on academic merit.

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Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Applicants need to choose between: (i) on-campus delivery; or (ii) online delivery.

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year (to be considered for CSP, you must apply by 15 January)

Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year (to be considered for CSP, you must apply by 30 June)

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Applicants need to choose between: (i) on-campus delivery, or (ii) online delivery.

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year
Semester 2
- 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

To qualify for the Master of Education (Sports Coaching) you must complete a total of 48 credit points, including:

  • a minimum of 5 units (30 credit points) from this specialisation; comprising:
    • a minimum of 4 units of study (24 credit points) of core units; and
    • a minimum of 1 unit of study (6 credit points) of elective units; plus
  • a minimum of 1 unit of study (6 credit points) of capstone units; and
  • a maximum of 2 units of study (12 credit points) of postgraduate Education units which can be chosen from any designation within the Master of Education program.

Units of Study

Completion requirement

Under normal progression, a full-time student completes prescribed units of study to the value of 24 credit points per semester. Part-time students may undertake prescribed units of study up to the value of 12 credit points per semester. Students are required to attend all lectures, tutorials and other activities prescribed for their units of study.

Capstone (compulsory project)

A capstone unit is completed in the final semester of enrolment. It provides an opportunity to integrate ideas and understandings drawn from units of study taken in the course. The capstone is a compulsory requirement and is undertaken by completing a semester-long special project (6 credit points; 6000 words) or a year-long dissertation (12 credit points; 12,000 words).

Students who intend to undertake a higher degree by research (MPhil, PhD, EdD) in future should enrol in the dissertation. Entry requirements apply for this unit of study - consult your Course Coordinator for further details.

Admission requirement

Admission to candidature for the Master of Education (Sports Coaching) requires:

  • a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification and either the completion of relevant postgraduate studies or a minimum of two years coaching/sporting experience at an elite level; or
  • Level 2 National Coaching Accreditation Scheme accreditation or equivalent and either the completion of relevant postgraduate studies or a minimum of four years coaching/sporting experience at an elite level.

If you do not meet the requirements listed above for direct entry to the Master’s degree, you may be able to enter via a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in the same subject area and upgrade to the Master’s after successful completion of the shorter course.

Professional accreditation

This course does not lead to professional recognition.

Career Pathways

If you are an elite level coach or an experienced elite athlete looking for a competitive edge, this course has been designed with you in mind. The Master of Education (Sports Coaching) has been designed for elite-level coaches and experienced elite athletes seeking to become coaches.

Future study options

Students who successfully complete this program with a dissertation as their capstone experience and achieve 80% or higher will be eligible to apply for admission to a higher degree by research.

Professional development

The Sydney School of Education and Social Work offers a wealth of experience and expertise in the development and delivery of professional development activities. Click here to find out about the range of consultancy and customised programs, conferences, colloquia and symposia, and professional learning courses offered by the School. 

The Sydney School of Education and Social Work is endorsed to provide NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher and Highly Accomplished Teacher.

 

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