Graduate Certificate in Sports Science - Football Performance

Victoria University (VU)

The football industry continues to grow through the development of professional leagues and increasing participation at all levels, leading to increased demand for improved performance by players, and better player management. In response, sport organisations now seek professionals and specialists with high-level skills in sports science, coaching and talent management. Developed on the needs of industry and the demand for expert graduates with a holistic education in the field of football science, the course leverages on knowledge from areas of sport science, coaching, strength and conditioning and management, to provide students with a rounded education in the sport sciences as applied to different football codes.

Course Fee:

Australian: $8,185

Entry Requirements:

A Bachelor Degree in an area related to Sport and Exercise Science/Human Movement


48 credit points, 4 core units.

Subjects you can Study:

Current issues and trends in football; Sport integrity and ethics; Monitoring load and recovery in football; Applied sports statistics.

Study Pathways:

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Sports Science (Football Performance) can lead into the Master of Sports Science (Football Performance).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00124K

Related Careers:

Sports Coach,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Footscray Park No info No Part time 1 year
Footscray Park No info No Full time 0.5 year
Victoria University is the only university in Australia to use the block teaching model, which has been in operation throughout Sweden and parts of North America for more than four decades.

First-year and second-year students at Victoria University complete one subject every four weeks, are assessed, and then proceed to the next four-week unit. Immersion in each subject allows students to master it, rather than juggling four units at once. From 2020, all students will be taught in this way.

Victoria University is one of only six Australian universities to combine higher education and vocational and further education with its Victoria University Polytechnic, which is based on multiple university campuses. The Polytechnic creates pathways direct to the workforce or to university degrees.

VU College offers English language courses, pathway diplomas and courses for international students at its Melbourne and Sydney campuses as well as offshore with international education partners.

Provider CRICOS: 00124K

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