The Master of Sport and Recreation will provide practitioners from a range of sport and recreation fields with up to date subject knowledge in a variety of related discipline areas such as health and health education, leisure studies, exercise science and the sociology of sport and physical activity. The subjects which make up the course’s six subject core provide students with opportunities to pursue areas of particular intellectual and work related interest in greater depth. In so doing, this course provides a qualification which will both assist practitioners to stay abreast of developments in the knowledge bases of their fields, as well as enhancing their career prospects. Finally, the course allows students to further develop their skills in retrieving, managing and synthesising information, critical thinking and in making innovative links between research and work practice.
This program has been developed between Charles Sturt University (CSU) and the University of Wollongong (UOW) and is offered collaboratively by the two institutions, with each institution offering the course under its own award nomenclature. Students who enrol in and complete the program at UOW graduate with the award Master of Education (Physical and Health Education).
Normal course duration
Part-time 2 years (4 sessions)
Applicants must have the following minimum qualifications:
1) hold the degree of Bachelor of Human Movement Studies from CSU or another tertiary institution;
possess other qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the Faculty of Education;
2) have been engaged in appropriate professional experience in a sport and recreation related field (e.g. sports coaching, physical education, exercise rehabilitation, outdoor education and recreation, corporate recreation);
3) have completed any additional qualifying subjects or courses prescribed by the Faculty.
To be eligible for the CSU award of Master of Sport and Recreation, a student must have enrolled in the CSU course and satisfactorily completed the 64 points comprising the course, of which a minimum of 32 points (i.e., three (3) core subjects and at least one (1) elective subject) must be CSU subjects.
The course comprises six compulsory subjects and two free electives. Three of the compulsory subjects are undertaken through CSU and three through UOW. Students enrolling in the Master of Sport and Recreation must select one elective from the CSU elective offerings, whilst the second elective may be selected from either CSU or UOW elective offerings. Guidance will be provided on possible selections from either institution. Students undertake UOW subjects on a cross-institutional basis, and these subjects are then shown as credit towards the CSU award.
Note: Students who are admitted to the Master of Sport and Recreation and complete the requirements of this award are not permitted to enrol either concurrently or subsequently in the Master of Education (Physical and Health Education) offered through UOW, since these awards are differently named versions of the one program offered collaboratively by the two institutions.
Session 1 (Autumn)
EDGZ911 Introduction to Research and Inquiry *
EHR500 Modern Health and Health Promotion: Current Knowledge and Issues
Session 2 (Spring)
EDGP934 Cultural Politics of Physical Education, Sport and Leisure *
EHR501 Contemporary Issues in Sports Science
Session 3 (Autumn)
EHR502 Modern Living, Exercise, Leisure and the Life Cycle
EDGP935 Leadership and Management in Physical Education, Sport and Recreation *
Session 4 (Spring)
[ ] Elective
[ ] Elective
* UOW subjects
Dr Michael Gard
Human Movement Studies Unit
Telephone: (02) 6338 4484
Facsimile: (02) 6338 4065