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.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9 - Masters Degree.
Please note, the following course structure is indicative and subject to change depending on your course location, offer year or how you tailor your course with specialisations, majors, minors and electives. Structures for the following year are not normally finalised until October, so the sample provided is based on the most recently approved structure. For more information, please refer to the La Trobe University Handbook.
To qualify for the award of Master of Sport Analytics, students must complete a total of 240 credit points across 2 years.
Year 1 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:
Year 2 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:
Core subjects are required subjects in your course. You need to complete these subjects to attain your degree.Subject name Subject code Year Credit points ACADEMIC INTEGRITY MODULE LTU0AIM 1 0 ADVANCED SPORT ANALYTICS SPE5ASA 1 15 ANALYTICAL METHODS IN SPORT SPE5AMS 1 15 DATABASE FUNDAMENTALS CSE4DBF 1 15 INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING CSE4IP 1 15 PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS BUS5PA 1 15 PRINCIPLES OF SPORT ANALYTICS SPE5PSA 1 15 SPORT ANALYTICS IN PRACTICE SPE5SAP 1 15 SPORT DATA CAPTURE SPE5SDC 1 15 SPORT ANALYTICS PROJECT A SPE5SPA 2 60 SPORT ANALYTICS PROJECT B SPE5SPB 2 60
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses.
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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:
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