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Bachelor of Letters (Sports Performance and Coaching) (Graduate entry)

Sport Performance Coaching is the study of enhancing sport performance through coaching, training principles, exercise prescription, and physiological testing. You will learn how to design and coach training programs that targets strength, speed, hypertrophy, muscular endurance, and aerobic and anaerobic energy pathways.

Learn the principles of sport coaching, including how to administer and interpret tests of athleticism. You can also explore other interests to complement sport performance—like skill acquisition, biomechanics or psychology.

Quick Facts

Duration: 1 year full-time
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $30,800 per year
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
Prerequisites: None
Assumed knowledge: None
CRICOS code: 093040M
Delivery mode: On campus: Bedford Park

Why study Sports Performance and Coaching at Flinders

  • Develop the skills and theoretical knowledge to enhance sport performance in yourself and others
    Investigate the physiological demands of a range of sports
  • Understand the importance of physiological testing and how it can be utilised in the field
  • Create training programs that improve strength, power, speed, hypertrophy, and muscular endurance
  • Add to your resume with topics in skill acquisition, biomechanics and psychology

What you will study

The program will provide you with the theoretical and practical knowledge, skills and industry contacts required to enter a sports-related field of employment. Topics cover areas such as resistance training, sports performance testing, psychology, coaching science, and physical education.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


Prepare yourself for a career in the sport development, sport coaching, leisure and health, and carve out a pathway to further studies in physical education teaching through postgraduate courses.

Potential occupations include:

  • sport coach
  • sport development officer
  • council sport and recreation officer.