Bachelor of Sports Coaching
(Strength & Conditioning)

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The Bachelor of Sports Coaching (Strength & Conditioning) is a specialised degree that fosters the coaching, administrative, and professional skills necessary for a fulfilling career in sport.

It educates students in modern coaching and strength and conditioning techniques, as well as in the management of the political, legislative, and administrative complexities increasingly encountered in the sports sector.

Commence on campus (March 2017) or online (September or November 2017). Call us on 1300 302 867 to discuss your study options, or enquire online.

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Note: ACPE is no longer taking enrolments into the Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Administration. This degree has been re-accredited, with the first intake into our new qualification due in March of 2018. 


On campus: March 2018
Online: Sep, Nov 2017




3Y FT or PT equivalent


On campus & selected subjects online


The course offers a unique mix of coaching, sport science and business subjects, along with a variety of generic professional skills.

More than being simply knowledge-based, the course incorporates a strong problem-solving focus. The result is a flexible foundation upon which students build the key competencies appropriate to highly successful sports coaches and strength and conditioning specialists.

Classes are taught by experts who are highly trained in their fields and who bring their own industry experience to help provide context to theoretical and practical subjects.

To balance the theory portion and enhance the learning experience, students attend practical classes. This will provide further opportunities for mastery of subject material and assist with development of practical application of the theory in each unit of study.

While some subjects require mid-term and final exams, assessments may also comprise online quiz questions, essay writing and tutorial presentations. Students enrolled in an online subject sit their final exam at the College or, if they live at a distance, under external supervision.

What you'll learn

The Bachelor of Sports Coaching (Strength & Conditioning) can be completed in three years of full-time study. A maximum of eight years is allowed for students to complete the degree part-time. The course program is divided into six semesters, each of 12 weeks duration. Study involves approximately 16 contact hours a week (excluding examination and study weeks).

Semester 1

  • Skill Acquisition
  • Coaching Techniques and Pedagogy
  • Officiating
  • Administration for the Sport and Recreation Industry

Semester 2

  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Theory and Application of Coaching Sport
  • Introduction to Performance and Exercise Psychology
  • Introduction to Sports Business

Semester 3

  • Applied Exercise Physiology
  • Athletics and Aquatics Specialisation
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Functional Anatomy

Semester 4

  • Introduction to Understanding Sport and Fitness Research
  • Building Professional Relationships
  • Biochemistry and Nutrition
  • Governance and Policy in Sport and Recreation

Semester 5

  • Biomechanics
  • Professional Integrity
  • Advanced Strength and Conditioning
  • Sport Recreation and the Law

Semester 6

  • Inclusive Coaching
  • Athlete Talent Identification and Development
  • Advanced Training Principles and Exercise Prescription
  • Sports Medicine

Where this degree can take you

With employment opportunities almost doubling for Sports Coaches and Specialist Managers, the future looks bright for our graduates. It doesn’t matter where your passion for sport takes you, as your qualification from ACPE will help make your dreams a reality.

Job titles you could hold:

  • Head & assistant coaches
  • Sports coaching development officers
  • High performance manager
  • Strength & conditioning coach
  • Sports administrators
  • Director of coaching

Further study options:

  • Education degrees
  • Coaching research
  • Business
  • MBA (Master of Business Administration)

Job Growth Insight


Increase in employment for Sports Coaches in the next 5 years

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