Master of Sport Analytics From La Trobe University

Program Overview

Join the next era of sport.

At the elite level of sport, the smallest details can mean the difference between winning and losing. Those details come to life in the emerging field of sport analytics.

Designed in collaboration with industry, La Trobe's Master of Sport Analytics gives you the skills and experience needed to excel in this exciting and fast-growing industry. It's an ideal choice if you're already working in sport and want to upskill, or have an interest in data analytics and want to apply your knowledge to sport. Whatever your background, our academics and industry partners will support you to succeed.

Learn how to use data to boost athlete performance and wellbeing. You'll get hands-on experience with industry-standard technologies, such as wearable sensors (Catapult GPS and IMeasureU accelerometers), computer vision and video annotation software (Keemotion and Sportscode), and athlete management systems.

See where your new skills could take you. You'll cover talent ID, athlete management, performance and injury modelling, and broadcasting and fan engagement during your degree. You'll develop an intricate understanding of cutting-edge machine learning techniques and use advanced analytics tools, including R, Python and SQL – all required for a successful career in sport analytics and data science.

In your second year, you'll have the opportunity to complete a practical learning project. You could work under the supervision of an industry expert or academic and hone your data analysis skills in a real industry setting. Previous students have completed projects with Tennis Australia, AFL Victoria, Champion Data, and Carlton and St Kilda Football Clubs.

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  Location

MelbourneAustralia

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  Course Duration

18 Months

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  Tuition Fee

AU$ 38,200

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IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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Core subjects


Core subjects are required subjects in your course. You need to complete these subjects to attain your degree.
 

  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Advanced Sport Analytics
  • Analytical Methods In Sport
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Introduction To Programming
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Principles Of Sport Analytics
  • Sport Analytics In Practice
  • Sport Data Capture
  • Sport Analytics Project A
  • Sport Analytics Project B

Academic entry requirement

Prerequisites


Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).

Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors, including academic record, English proficiency and/or employment experience.

Specialisation - compulsory: Sport and/or business and/or STEM-/or relevant industry experience as determined by Course Coordinator

Note: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

English language requirement
6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.

Annual tuition fee
A$38 200 per 120 credit points.

Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.

New technologies and growing demand for insights and performance analysis have created exciting opportunities for sport analysts. Employers in a range of industries – including sport technology companies, gaming and sport clubs – are looking for people with specialised sport analysis skills. You could pursue a career as a:
 

  • Sport analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Game analyst
  • Data analyst

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