Postgraduate

Master of Applied Human Performance Science

Learn to apply scientific principles and techniques to improve human performance using the latest sport science knowledge.
1.5
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

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Career Pathways

This program is designed to enhance the skills of professionals working to maximise the human performance potential of individuals in athletic and occupational settings (e.g., military, emergency services, mining, performing arts etc.).
This program is designed to enhance the skills of professionals working to maximise the human performance potential of individuals in athletic and occupational settings (e.g., military, emergency services, mining, performing arts etc.).

Fees and scholarships

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Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

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Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent.
(2) Applicants must compete for a place in Semester 1 if they have either;
(a) a bachelor's degree that has been accredited by Exercise & Sport Science Australia at the 'Exercise Science' level;
or
(b) an official ESSA "Graduate Entry Assessment" letter that demonstrates equivalence with "Exercise Science" members.
(3) All other applicants must compete for a place in Semester 2, and must have a relevant bachelor's degree that included foundation units in anatomy, functional anatomy, human physiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology and research methods/statistics.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—
(a) the weighted average mark;
and
(b) the intake quota for that semester
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

The Applied Human Performance Science program uses an interdisciplinary approach, covering fields of advanced exercise physiology, performance psychology, human movement and ergonomics, energy metabolism (nutrition), exercise programming and prescription, load monitoring and analytics among others. This course also aims to boost your knowledge and experience of how technology can be used in the management and treatment of a variety of conditions.

About the course

This course aims to improve the knowledge, understanding and practical skills of practitioners currently, or prospectively working in the human performance industry.
Master of Applied Human Performance Science

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2022
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Partially Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 73570
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Master of Applied Human Performance Science
Status
  • Available 2022
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Partially Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 73570
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 1.5 years

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Why study this course at UWA?

  • UWA has a long-standing reputation for excellence in this field, we're ranked in the world's top 30 for Sports-Related subjects (QS 2021)
  • One of the first master's degrees of its kind offered in Australia
  • The extensive work-integrated learning component will allow you to acquire direct experience in a sport science work environment where you will apply your newly acquired knowledge and skills in a real world environment with an experienced host or mentor

What you'll learn

  • Understand, design or modify, and apply, assessment protocols and methods appropriate to the athlete or team and the situation.
  • Ability to design, deliver and interpret safe, effective and evidence-based Sports Science interventions for service users in a collaborative manner with medical, allied health and coaching staff
  • Able to monitor, recognise, interpret, report and take appropriate action regarding adverse signs and symptoms that may arise during exercise, sport or recovery
  • Understanding of, and capacity to practise in accordance with, ethically relevant policies, legislation and regulations, including those concerning anti-doping, member protection, match fixing, privacy, equal opportunity, antidiscrimination, and workplace health and safety.
Ranked 26th in the world for Anatomy and Physiology (QS 2021)
Ranked 28th in the world for Sports Related Subjects (QS 2021)
Centre

UWA Exercise and Performance Centre

The UWA Exercise and Performance Centre (EPC) provides individual and group exercise services to improve health, function and physical performance.

Centre