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About Strength and Conditioning at UOW

This UOW online Graduate Certificate is for professionals in the exercise science and fitness industries who are aiming to increase their specialist knowledge in strength and conditioning.

In a field where qualifications are increasingly essential, the Graduate Certificate is also suitable for those people who wish to enter the strength and conditioning industry or for fitness leaders and personal trainers who want to broaden, advance and future-proof their career.

Why study strength and conditioning at UOW?

  • Learn from experienced strength and conditioning coaches and world-leading researchers.
  • Learn the theory of strength and conditioning science and how to create programs for athletic populations.
  • Combine theory and practice to develop key strength and conditioning skillsets to apply your knowledge to real tasks.
  • Earn more: Postgraduates earn on average $20,000 more than those with only an undergraduate degree (QILT Graduates Outcome Survey 2017). 

UOW has government subsidised places available for domestic students studying this course in 2019, subject to quota availability. See Commonwealth Supported Places for more information. 

  • Duration: 12 months part-time
  • Start Date: 4 March 2019
  • Course Fees: $13,248 (2019)
  • Applications Close: 31 January 2019
  • Entry Requirements: Level 3 or Level 4 qualifications in a related area, ie. Fitness, Coaching, Strength and Conditioning or Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science (or related field) from a recognised Tertiary Institution.
  • Live Chat: 4 December - click below to register.

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Career pathways include:

  • Strength and conditioning coaches
  • Fitness instructors
  • Personal trainers
  • Sports coaches

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP): Commonwealth Supported Places are available for domestic students enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Strength and Conditioning (Online) in 2019, subject to quota availability.

Save 15% in 2019: For any domestic student enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Strength and Conditioning (Online) in 2019, an automatic 15% fee waiver will be applied to the cost of the degree. This automatic discount will not be applied in conjunction with a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP).

What you will learn

This degree provides a specific understanding of the fundamental scientific principles of strength and conditioning for athletic populations including applied strength anatomy, physiological adaptations to training and neuromechanics of athletic foundation movements. Students will also learn the principles of strength and conditioning programming for a wide range of athletic populations, such as student-athletes, professional athletes, female athletes, master athletes, athletes with a disability and tactical athletes.

A/Prof Stephen Bird

"This course provides students flexibility in obtaining industry-relevant knowledge and understanding of the professional skill sets required by established professional bodies such as ASCA and NSCA."