About the program
The Master of Sports Science consists of a 160CP specialised coursework (60CP), integrated research (60CP) and Professional Placement (40CP) model designed in accordance with existing Sports Science professional accreditation requirements with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). The Master of Sports Science is designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge and sound practical skills in the specialised field of sports science and is structured to produce high-quality graduates who have an excellent understanding of clinical and applied sports science practice. The program will provide students with well-grounded educational processes and advanced studies in the behavioural and cognitive sciences, applied sports sciences and the principles of high-performance sciences that incorporate athlete monitoring and emerging technology in sports. This program develops competencies to meet and professional placement hours that exceed the criteria required for an individual to apply to become an Accredited Sports Scientist through Exercise and Sports Science Australia
The Master of Sports Science will enable you to apply knowledge and practical experience in high performance sports science across all levels of national and international sport.
Possible career opportunities include, but are not limited to:
- Sports Scientist/ Strength and Conditioning Specialist positions in professional sport, working with teams or individual athletes
- Sports Scientist/ Strength and Conditioning Specialist positions in national and international sporting organisations
- Development officer for professional sporting and health orientated organisations
- Corporate and community health and fitness consultant
- Health promotion/ lifestyle consultant
- Athletic/ sports program coordinator
Successful graduates may be eligible to progress to further post graduate research, leading to potential career options in research organisations and academia.
The Master of Sports Science consists of a specialised coursework and integrated research and internship model.
You must complete all of the following subjects:
- Strategic Sport Management (SPMT71-133)
- Performance Analysis in Sport (SPEX71-213)
- Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Principles and Practice (SPEX71-214)
- Research Design for Sports Science (SPEX71-217)
- Athlete Preparation Principles and Practice (SPEX71-215)
- Managing Athlete and Team Dynamics (SPEX71-216)
- Advances in Sports Science (SPEX71-218)
- Research Analysis for Sports Science (SPEX71-219)
*Subject names and structure may change
Recommended study structure
Please visit Program Structure and Sequencing for guidance on study plans.
* Students who commenced in 152 (program code CC-63046) must complete the requisite subjects as outlined in the 2015 program structure and sequencing document
The Master of Sports Science program uses a teaching methodology that involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects. Examination formats may include objective structure practical examinations, theory papers, assignments and oral presentations. The program will culminate with the submission of a peer-reviewed manuscript that may be eligible for publication.
During coursework, you will be primarily located at the Bond Institute of Health and Sport, within the Cbus Stadium sporting precinct at Robina.
Academic entry 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:
- Applications should include all accompanying documentation, including your academic transcript.
- Applications will then be assessed by the Faculty to determine your eligibility based on an assessment of academic performance.
- Short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview to be held on-campus (at the expense of the applicant).
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.
- Applications should include all accompanying documentation, including an academic transcript and documented proof of English Language Proficiency.
- Applications will then be assessed by the Faculty to determine eligibility based on academic performance.
- 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.
Applications should include all accompanying documentation, including an academic transcript and documented proof of English language proficiency.
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
A unique feature of this program is the completion of an integrated professional placement and internship, under the mentorship of a sports scientist. This internship is completed full-time for 2 semesters, at a minimum of 500 hours with an elite sport organisation.
Bond University has affiliations with national and international elite sporting organisations and professional sports teams.
* Students intending to apply should be aware of the following: You may be required to attend internships with organisations in locations other than the Gold Coast region.These placements may involve additional associated costs (i.e. accommodation and travel) for which you will be responsible.
Bond University has a burgeoning profile in health and sports science research. Major investment in infrastructure including the ‘Bond Institute of Health and Sport’ have fostered collaborations between ‘bench top’ scientists and practitioners, providing opportunities for innovative research.
Bond University is the lead institution for the Collaborative Research Network (CRN) for Advancing Exercise and Sports Science CRNAESS). The CRN-AESS brings together partners from key research and sports science institutions including the Australian Institute of Sport building research capacity and excellence in exercise and
sports science, human genetics and bioinformatics, to better understand health, human performance and injury management.