The Graduate Certificate in Exercise and Cancer* and the Graduate Certificate in Global Health are two new postgraduate courses that will be available in 2018 in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Graduate Certificate in Exercise and Cancer*
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.
This course forms part of the public health postgraduate suite of programs, and has been developed in response to the increasingly important role of global health in the work of public health practitioners. For students wishing to focus on global health, ACU's Master of Public Health program offers the new Graduate Certificate in Global Health as well as a specialisation in Global Health & Advocacy (during second year). The Master of Public Health (Global Health & Advocacy) specialisation aims to equip its graduates with the knowledge, skills and experience to practice effectively in the evolving professional landscape of global health.