ACU’s postgraduate courses in High Performance Sport aim to help students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills for a career in high performance sport. Using cutting-edge interactive technologies for online delivery wherever you are in the world, cross-disciplinary study units will bring together current and new knowledge from a range of professions within the industry. Specific topics will be developed and delivered by internationally-renowned experts, with a focus on world’s best practice.
Gain knowledge and appropriate skills in screening, assessment and provision of exercise intervention in multiple applications across the lifespan, including prevention and management of chronic disease(s), workplace conditioning and sport injury rehabilitation.
From 2014-2018, any graduate of our Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology degree at the Strathfield or Melbourne campus can apply to ESSA to become an accredited Exercise Physiologist. This degree is currently undergoing the ESSA re-accreditation process for graduates in the program from 2019-2023 at the Brisbane, Strathfield and Melbourne campuses.
School of Exercise Science, Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology – Melbourne
This course addresses key theoretical concepts of exercise and physical activity and how they can be applied in clinical settings among cancer patients and survivors. The application of exercise prescription to the management and treatment of cancer is examined in a range of contexts, with evidence-based approaches and communication emphasised for effective practice.
After completion of the certificate, employment opportunities may exist as an Exercise and Cancer Specialist; Senior Exercise Physiologist/Physiotherapist; or Rehabilitation Manager, working in hospitals, private exercise clinics or oncology practices.
Graduate Certificate in Exercise Rehabilitation for Sports Injuries
This course provides specialist knowledge and skill of biomechanics, metabolic, physiological-psychosocial aspects of the person to develop exercise programs for the enhancement and improved performance of individuals who are engaged in sporting or exercise activities.
The course integrates this specialist knowledge and skill to develop safe and effective exercise prescriptions and interventions for active individuals to prevent potential injury, who may have activity restrictions due to injury or disease limitations, or who are wanting to return to sport performance. You can begin this course in Semester 1 or 2.
To apply for this course, you must be an accredited exercise physiologist or registered physiotherapist, or have completed a postgraduate degree in sports or exercise science or a related discipline, and evidence of relevant industry experience.
The course so far has been exciting and challenging - a steep learning curve. The balance between coursework, thesis and practical work keeps us on our toes and means we are constantly learning and never get bored. One of the best aspects of the course is our small, tight-knit cohort and the close relationships between students and staff. The ACU community makes us feel nurtured and supported through a degree which can sometimes involve anxiety provoking and overwhelming experiences. We feel very lucky to have such a compassionate team of staff behind us as we start to develop and put into practice our skills as clinicians." India Scott, 2nd year MPClin student at Strathfield