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Expand your possibilities with the Graduate Diploma in Sports Science

The Bond University Graduate Diploma in Sports Science is designed to develop knowledge and skills relating to strength and conditioning and high performance science of elite athletes.

The program is suitable for graduates in exercise and sports science aspiring for a career in high performance sport, or for established professionals such as domestic and international strength and conditioning coaches, or high performance managers who seek professional updates.

Develop comprehensive practical experience with exposure to authentic high performance sports science

The Graduate Diploma provides a unique pathway to progress into the Master of Sports Science. Subjects completed in the Graduate Diploma are credited to the Master program.

Key features

  • Complete your Graduate Diploma in only eight months
  • Delivered at the world-class, award winning Bond Institute of Health and Sport
  • Facilities provide sports science testing and training services to a variety of elite and sub-elite athletes, providing an exceptional learning experience

About the program

The Bond University Graduate Diploma in Sports Science is designed to develop knowledge and skills relating to strength and conditioning and high performance science of elite athletes. 

The program is suitable for graduates in exercise and sports science aspiring for a career in high performance sport, or for established professionals such as domestic and international strength and conditioning coaches, or high performance managers who seek professional updates. Show more

The Bond University Graduate Diploma in Sports Science is designed to develop knowledge and skills relating to strength and conditioning and high performance science of elite athletes. 

The program is suitable for graduates in exercise and sports science aspiring for a career in high performance sport, or for established professionals such as domestic and international strength and conditioning coaches, or high performance managers who seek professional updates.

Placing a strong emphasis on comprehensive practical experience, the program provides exposure to authentic high performance sports science.  The Graduate Diploma is delivered at the world-class Bond Institute of Health and Sport where you will gain exceptional, high-quality practical experience in our high performance gym and sports science research laboratories.  You will have access to specialised technology used in research to deliver a wide range of athlete testing and performance analysis. These facilities provide sports science testing and training services to a variety of elite and sub-elite athletes, providing an exceptional learning experience.

The Graduate Diploma provides a unique pathway to progress into the Master of Sports Science which is comprised of a two semester full-time professional internship under the mentorship of a sports scientist plus an aligned research project. Subjects completed in the Graduate Diploma are credited to the Master program. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration2 semesters (8 months)
Starting semesters
  • May 2018
Program typePostgraduate Diploma
Study areaHealth Sciences, Sport
Program codeCC-63045
CRICOS code081523B
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: sbc@bond.edu.au

The Bond University Graduate Diploma in Sports Science is designed to develop knowledge and skills relating to strength and conditioning and high performance science of elite athletes.

The program is suitable for graduates in exercise and sports science aspiring for a career in high performance sport, or for established professionals such as domestic and international strength and conditioning coaches, or high performance managers who seek professional updates.

Placing a strong emphasis on comprehensive practical experience, the program provides exposure to authentic high performance sports science.  The Graduate Diploma is delivered at the world-class Bond Institute of Health and Sport where you will gain exceptional, high-quality practical experience in our high performance gym and sports science research laboratories.  You will have access to specialised technology used in research to deliver a wide range of athlete testing and performance analysis. These facilities provide sports science testing and training services to a variety of elite and sub-elite athletes, providing an exceptional learning experience.

The Graduate Diploma provides a unique pathway to progress into the Master of Sports Science which is comprised of a two semester full-time professional internship under the mentorship of a sports scientist plus an aligned research project. Subjects completed in the Graduate Diploma are credited to the Master program.

You must complete all of the following subjects:

Semester 1 (Starts May)

Semester 2 (Starts September)

*Subject names and structure may change

Recommended Study Structure

Please visit Program Structure and Sequencing for guidance on study plans.

Teaching Methodology

The Graduate Diploma in Sports Science uses a teaching methodology that involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations,  assignments, and laboratory work. Examination formats may include objective structure practical examinations, theory papers, assignments and oral presentations.

The total program fees for the Graduate Diploma in Sports Science are:

  • $28,696
  • $29,704

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Academic Requirements

1. Successful completion of a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science degree or equivalent degree from a recognised institution that satisfies the following minimum academic entry criteria: 

  • Two semesters of Human Anatomy 
  • Two semesters of Human Physiology
  • Two semesters of Biomechanics
  • One semester of Research Design/ Statistics
  • One semester of Physiology of Exercise
  • One semester of Exercise Prescription
  • One semester of clinical exercise testing

Transcripts of completion of primary degree and specific subject outlines need to be supplied with applications.

2. Successful performance at a selection interview
Domestic short listed applicants will be contacted for a face to face interview.
International short listed applicants will be contacted for an interview to be held on-campus (at the expense of the applicant) or via teleconference or video interview.

Eligible undergraduate programs at Bond University:

Domestic Students

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.

  1. Applications should include all accompanying documentation, including your academic transcript.
  2. Applications will then be assessed by the Faculty to determine your eligibility based on an assessment of academic performance.
  3. Short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview to be held on-campus (at the expense of the applicant).

International Students

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply or contact one of our in-country representatives for more information. 

  1. Applications should include all accompanying documentation, including an academic transcript and documented proof of English Language Proficiency.
  2. Applications will then be assessed by the Faculty to determine eligibility based on academic performance.
  3. Short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview to be held on-campus (at the expense of the applicant) or via video interview. 

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants whose previous study was not completed in one of the countries listed where English is considered a first language, must provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language.

For more detailed information: English Language Proficiency Requirements 

Credit for Prior Study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

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