Master of Sports Analytics

Accelerate your career in elite sport

At the highest levels of sport, the smallest advantage can lead to the biggest reward.

Sports organisations around the globe are using highly sophisticated monitoring technology and advanced statistics to gain a competitive edge. Millions of data points are being generated every week and professionals who can interpret this data are increasingly in demand.

In America, 90% of Major League Baseball and 80% of National Basketball Association teams employ data analysts*. In Australia, the potential for Big Data to transform our sports industry is being recognised amongst national sporting codes. La Trobe’s Master of Sports Analytics has been created to respond to this emerging demand.

Launch your career in a $1.5 trillion global industry** and lead the next era of competitive sport.

* Temple University, Institute for Business and Information Technology, Sports Analytics: Advancing Decision Making Through Technology and Data
** Plunkett Research Limited (2014, November 11). Industry Statistics: Sports & Recreation Business Statistics Analysis.

Australasia’s first Master’s degree in Sports Analytics

This course was developed in close consultation with leading sports clubs and sports technology companies to prepare you for the future of this rapidly growing profession.

With support from La Trobe academics and representatives from our industry partners, you’ll gain advanced skills in data warehousing and analytics, with a specialist focus on elite sport content.

You’ll study using cutting-edge tools and data sources provided by experts in the field.

You’ll learn foundational sports analytics techniques that will enable you to deliver insights in strategy, recruitment and performance, using data visualisation methods taught in La Trobe’s state of the art VisLabs.

Armed with regular guest lectures by leading sports analysts, you'll consistently put theory into practice with live projects and real-world case studies provided by our industry partners:

  • Carlton F.C.
  • Melbourne City F.C.
  • Catapult
  • Optus

A unique opportunity for an array of backgrounds

The Master of Sports Analytics has been designed with a range of educational and working backgrounds in mind:

Exercise Science

Mathematics/Computer Science

Work experienced/practicing Sports Analysts

Take your passion for sport and exercise to the next level and equip yourself with the skills to stand out from the pack. Our course assumes no previous experience with maths or data, and offers foundation knowledge in analytics and programming to support your learning.

Apply your problem-solving skills and knowledge of computer systems to find practical solutions to the challenges of the sports industry. Our course assumes only an interest in sport, and will provide context of the application of analytics within sport.

Accelerate your career. Graduate with an industry-designed and recognised qualification. Gain advanced skills in data warehousing, coding and modelling to meet the challenges of this rapidly evolving field.

Jump-start your career

La Trobe’s industry-led course design will provide ample opportunities to network with industry representatives and employers.

Gain the skills to handle large data sets and present them in a meaningful manner, so you can make a difference within elite sport in areas such as:

  • performance analysis
  • training load management
  • injury prevention
  • tactical strategies
  • player recruitment
  • technology development
  • research
  • talent identification
  • strength and conditioning.

The La Trobe Master of Sports Analytics will provide you with skills and experience in data science that can be applied beyond the sports performance domain. Graduates will have data science skills necessary for alternate careers in industries such as sports media, fantasy leagues, health, gaming, finance and retail.

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2017.

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