UQ sports coaching programs have been developed by elite coaches, expert academics, and world-leading researchers to provide the latest and most innovative theory and practice in sports coaching.

Our programs have been specifically designed for practicing coaches, providing an opportunity to enhance and develop quality in professional practice and provide a gateway into the world of high performance coaching.

Programs are delivered entirely online and offer a flexible course structure that is designed for professionals to fit their study alongside their personal and professional commitments. Study from anywhere in Australia and across the globe.

Strong partnerships: Australian Football League, Australian Rugby Union, Cricket Australia, National Rugby League, Netball Australia, Rowing Australia, Swimming Australia, and Tennis Australia

UQ's School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences: ranked #5 in the world*

Career Pathways

  • head and assistant coach
  • director of coaching
  • high performance coach
  • sports development manager
  • performance director
  • coach educator.

*ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments.

Higher Degree by Research

Graduate Coaches

Brad Scott (Head Coach, North Melbourne Football Club; AFL)

Paul Green (Head Coach, North Queensland Cowboys; NRL)

Jason Akermanis (former AFL player and current coach in Victoria)

Shane Woewodin (former AFL player and recent Brisbane Lions coach) 

Ben Dyer (North Melbourne development coach)

Joseph Montemurro (current Melbourne City FC Chief Assistant and 2 x W-League winning head coach)

Ben Rutten (Richmond Football Club Assistant Coach; Inaugural Phil Walsh Memorial Scholarship winner 2016)

Adrian Hickmott (West Coast Eagles Assistant Coach; Phil Walsh Memorial Scholarship winner 2017)

Sean Douglas (National Coach Education Manager – Football Federation Australia)