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Graduate Certificate in Sport Coaching

  • Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Sport Coaching is an online, flexible learning qualification that enables students to fit Sport Coaching studies around their busy professional and personal lives.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Duration
6 months full-time
Course Code
GradCertSpC
Domestic Fees
$3,141 per year / $3,141 total
International Fees
$14,000 per year / $14,000 total

About this course

The Graduate Certificate in Sport Coaching is an online, flexible learning qualification that enables students to fit Sport Coaching studies around their busy professional and personal lives.

The GradCertSpC will provide practising coaches and those employed in the sports industry the opportunity to develop their professional coaching skills. The GradCertSpC is also available to students who are not currently employed in the industry, but wish to develop skills and competencies to gain employment in performance Sport Coaching contexts.

The programme offers:

  • a unique professional certificate that can be completed in a short timeframe
  • strong practical element
  • leads to a range of careers in Sport Coaching and related fields
  • flexible learning option, allowing distance study.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to enrol in the Graduate Certificate in Sport Coaching must have one of the following:

  • completed an approved bachelor's degree, or equivalent, or
  • satisfied the Dean of Education and Health Sciences that, based on relevant post-secondary school study and work experience, they are suitably qualified for entry.

Approval of entry based on post-secondary school study and work experience would be likely to include a minimum of five years of sport-related work experience and accompanying industry qualifications (for example NZRU Advanced Coaching Course Certificate, NZ Football Senior Level 2 Coaching Certificate, or Advanced Youth Coaching Certificate). Approval for course entry in this instance would be determined by a Selection Committee from Te Kura Matai Hauora | School of Health Sciences.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Graduate Certificate in Sport Coaching or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC. Find out how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

The Graduate Certificate in Sport Coaching will develop your knowledge and expertise in contemporary sport coaching skills and also gives you the chance to develop leadership and planning, strength and conditioning, performance analysis, rehabilitation and reconditioning, and nutrition skills.

Useful information:

  • Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
  • Te Ropu Rapuara | UC Careers can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers, or find a job.
  • For research into career destinations by qualification, visit Te Pokai Tara | Universities New Zealand website.
  • Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
  • Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.