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Graduate Certificate of Sport and Exercise

Graduate Certificate of Sport and Exercise (GCSE)
  • CRICOS: 093874B

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 4 units

  • 0.5 year/s or part-time equivalent

  • Ipswich

Semester 1 intake available full-time and part-time. Semester 2 intake available part-time only (not suitable for international on-campus students).
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Upgrade your sports and fitness qualifications

The Graduate Certificate of Sport and Exercise is designed for students who wish to advance their skills in the areas of health, fitness and sports performance. This degree has a focus on developing health and fitness of people across their whole lifespan, including those with chronic disease and disability. The Graduate Certificate of Sport and Exercise is also an excellent opportunity for those already working within the health, sport and exercise industry to advance their career, use it as a pathway to further learning, or as a start to a career in this exciting and fast-paced industry.

Professional accreditation

Depending on other qualifications and experience, membership of professional associations such as the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) is available.

As a graduate of the Graduate Certificate of Sport and Exercise you could work as a sports coach, gym manager, recreation officer, personal trainer, sports development officer, sports performance director, medical company representative, sports scientist or sport manager or work within sports tourism. This degree also prepares you for career advancement if you are already working within the industry.
Professional experience

In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete professional experience. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 2
plus 2 x approved courses  2
Total 4
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (4 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 12000
On-campus AUD 28880

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Pre-requisite: 3-year bachelor degree, or equivalent, from a recognised university

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Admission pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.

How to apply

CRICOS: 093874B

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

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