Graduate Certificate in Sport Performance Analysis

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

The Graduate Certificate of Sport Performance Analysis is designed for busy professionals looking to progress their career in the sport science industry. You can study while you work and complete your degree online in 1 year part time. Data is impacting all fields of work and sport is no different. The course empowers you to use data, in all its forms, as a tool for success. You'll become skilled in video technology, performance analysis software, data visualisation and statistical analysis methods - all key tools of the modern sport scientist. But data collection alone isn't enough. The course trains you to interpret data and then apply it to evidence-based decision-making. Knowing how to wield data makes you incredibly valuable in the elite sport environment. Use your insights to unlock improvements in technique and work with coaches and support staff to improve individual and team tactical performance. You will also get experience translating your analysis into easy-to-understand feedback. This helps the athletes and coaches you're working with to see the benefits of your recommendations. Complement these technical skills by boosting your management capabilities through studies in leadership, culture development and continuous improvement. These management skills don't just make you more employable, they give you a recipe for team success and allow you to develop your support staff, as well as your athletes. The curriculum is underpinned by science and research - just one of the reasons why Deakin has been the number one sport science school in Australia for three years running*. You will graduate with the ability to critically evaluate and apply research to make confident, evidence-based decisions in your role. Better still, you will have direct access to academics with expertise in a broad range of sport science fields. This includes specialist researchers within Deakin's multidisciplinary Centre for Sport Research (CSR) and Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN). Draw on their professional experiences in your everyday work. Leverage their industry connections to start forming your own. The course is made up of four of the ten units from Deakin's Master of Applied Sport Science. After completing this course, you may wish to enhance your credentials further by articulating into the Master of Applied Sport Science.


To complete the Graduate Certificate of Sport Performance Analysis students must attain 4 credit points comprising 4 one credit point core units. There are no elective units.


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Standard entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements for this course are: Bachelor Degree or higher OR Two years relevant work experience OR Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.


While this course is not accredited by a professional body, graduates may be eligible to apply for individual accreditation with relevant industry bodies including but not limited to: Exercise and Sport Science Australia; International Society of Performance Analysis in Sport.

Study pathways

H607 Graduate Diploma of Applied Sport Science; H707 Master of Applied Sport Science

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Burwood Domestic: $10,250
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