Humanities & Social Science
CourseMaster of Science in Performance Coaching
Paid basis | Part-time | Voluntary coaching
Human performance is complex, and the development of the skills and competences to integrate all the components required to attain high performance from technical and movement coaching, conditioning, workload monitoring with its inputs from an exercise physiology, biomechanics and psychology perspectives as well as nutrition and injury risk reduction practices challenge both staff and performer in their skills and specialisms. One competence that is poorly served, however, is the advanced qualification and resultant skill-set in managing and overseeing a broad technology approach to conditioning, monitoring and managing the performer. This is evidenced by the interest in recent years in this type of programme at a post-graduate level. The demand and request for such a programme has come directly from undergraduates of sports science, strength and conditioning, coaching and exercise related undergraduate programs of study. Further, interest has come from a range of international sporting associations including player representative associations and teams, clubs and individual coaches and high-performance specialists who represent a growing cohort drawn to a performance focused post-graduate pathway of study. The programme has been designed following extensive discussions with employers, sport technology companies and with some of the foremost coaches in the world. It has been built around the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the rapidly emerging field of performance coaching. It is based around the concept that the future specialist will have a breadth of practical skills but also a technologically based competence where monitoring the athlete and participant becomes integrated into all aspects and components of development and performance.