Master of Education (Sports Coaching)
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
This course 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’ll 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’ll 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.
Candidates are required to complete a total of 48 credit points (cp), including: a minimum of 24 cp (4 units of study) of core units; a maximum of 12 cp (2 units of study) of capstone units; and a minimum of 6 cp (1 unit of study) from the Sports Coaching Units of Study Table. The balance consists of unit/s from any specialisation within the Master of Education program
Further course information
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.
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 special project (6 credit points; 6000 words) or a 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 (please note that entry requirements apply for this unit of study - consult your Course Coordinator for further details).
Course outcomes and further study
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.
This course does not lead to professional recognition.
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 (MPhil, PhD, EdD).
Other study options
The Faculty of Education and Social Work offers a wealth of experience and expertise in the development and delivery of professional development activities. Please visit http://sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/professional_learning/index.shtml to find out about the range of consultancy and customised programs, conferences, colloquia and symposia, and professional learning courses offered by the Faculty. The Faculty of Education and Social Work is a Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW endorsed provider of professional development for the maintenance of accreditation at Professional Competence.
Admission to candidature requires: (i) 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 (ii) 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.
How to apply
How to apply
Applications are made online directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty. Applicants need to choose between: (i) on-campus delivery; or (ii) online delivery.
How to apply
International applicants may apply (i) online directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent). Applicants need to choose between: (i) on-campus delivery, or (ii) online delivery.
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2016, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2015 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.
The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents
Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.
International tuition fees for postgraduate students
This 2016, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2016, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees and health insurance
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.
In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.