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Develop your specialist knowledge in strength and conditioning with the Graduate Certificate

The Bond University Graduate Certificate in Sports Science is designed to develop specialist knowledge and skills in required sport science sub-disciplines including communication, leadership, and negotiation, clinical sports science, performance analysis and health research design and planning.

The program is designed to build upon undergraduate studies in sports science to develop specialist knowledge and skills relating to strength and conditioning and high performance science of elite athletes.

Expand your opportunities with the Graduate Certificate in Sports Science

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Sports Science, students are eligible to enrol in the Graduate Diploma in Sports Science and subsequent Master of Sports Science. Subjects completed in the Graduate Certificate are credited to the Diploma.

Key features

  • Complete your Graduate Certificate in just 4 months
  • Develop specialist knowledge and skills in required sport science sub-disciplines
  • Strong emphasis on comprehensive practical experience, providing exposure to authentic high performance sports science

About the program

The Bond University Graduate Certificate in Sports Science is designed to develop specialist knowledge and skills in required sport science sub-disciplines including communication, leadership, and negotiation, clinical sports science, performance analysis and health research design and planning. Show more

The Bond University Graduate Certificate in Sports Science is designed to develop specialist knowledge and skills in required sport science sub-disciplines including communication, leadership, and negotiation, clinical sports science, performance analysis and health research design and planning.

The program is designed to build upon undergraduate studies in sports science to develop specialist 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 seeking to move into specialist sports science service roles.

The program is suitable for graduates with ambitions to enter postgraduate sports science as a pathway into postgraduate specialisation in strength & conditioning and high performance science or for internationally educated strength and conditioning coaches or high performance managers requiring professional updates before applying for Australian qualification recognition. 

Placing a strong emphasis on comprehensive practical experience, the program provides exposure to authentic high performance sports science.  The Graduate Certificate 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.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Sports Science, students are eligible to enrol in the Graduate Diploma in Sports Science and subsequent Master of Sports Science.  Subjects completed in the Graduate Certificate are credited to the Diploma.    Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration1 semester (4 months)
Starting semesters
  • May 2018
Program typePostgraduate Certificate
Study areaHealth Sciences, Sport
Program codeCC-63044
CRICOS code081522C
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The Bond University Graduate Certificate in Sports Science is designed to develop specialist knowledge and skills in required sport science sub-disciplines including communication, leadership and negotiation, clinical sports science, performance analysis and health research design and planning.

The program is designed to build upon undergraduate studies in sports science to develop specialist 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 seeking to move into specialist sports science service roles.

The program is suitable for graduates with ambitions to enter postgraduate sports science as a pathway into postgraduate specialisation in strength & conditioning and high performance science or for internationally educated strength and conditioning coaches or high performance managers requiring professional updates before applying for Australian qualification recognition. 

Placing a strong emphasis on comprehensive practical experience, the program provides exposure to authentic high performance sports science.  The Graduate Certificate 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.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Sports Science, students are eligible to enrol in the Graduate Diploma in Sports Science and subsequent Master of Sports Science.  Subjects completed in the Graduate Certificate are credited to the Diploma.  

You must complete all of the following subjects:

*Subject names and structure may change

Recommended Study Structure

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

Teaching Methodology

The Graduate Certificate 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 Certificate in Sports Science are:

  • $14,348
  • $14,852

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 details please visit: 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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