Postgraduate qualifications in Sport Coaching and Sport Science

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UC offers a variety of sport options beyond the Bachelor of Sport Coaching. Our qualifications are aimed at all levels, from those interested in a career in sport coaching, to pathways to becoming a Physical Education teacher through to short courses to increase skills for people involved at any level of coaching or team management.

Our postgraduate sport science programmes draw on the knowledge of expert practitioners, within and outside UC, sport science research and the experiences of the teaching team. The fields of study include: exercise physiology, biomechanics, performance analysis, sports biochemistry, strength and conditioning, sport psychology and more.

Our qualifications offer flexibility in delivery. You can study part-time, full-time, at a distance or on campus.

Postgraduate qualifications in Sport Coaching and Sport Science

The Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Science requires 60 points with one compulsory course.  It has both Semester One and Two intakes.

Postgraduate Sport Science brochure

The Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Science requires 120 points, with two compulsory courses and two elective courses. It has both Semester One and Two intakes.

Postgraduate Sport Science brochure

The Master of Sport Science requires 180 points of which 90 points (three courses) are compulsory. Students will normally be required to have achieved a B average in their undergraduate degree. There are intakes in both Semesters One and Two.

Postgraduate Sport Science brochure

Students of other degrees with an interest in Sport Coaching may include our courses in other degrees.  Sport Coaching is also a popular choice for a double degree with common combinations including Law, Commerce and Management.

All courses are available by distance as well as on campus.

For enquiries about Sport Coaching study options contact:

Dr Brad Miles
Sport Coaching Programme Coordinator
Phone: +6433693441
brad.miles@canterbury.ac.nz

Professor Nick Draper
Sport Science Postgraduate Coordinator
Phone: +6433693878
nick.draper@canterbury.ac.nz

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