Graduate Certificate in Exercise and Cancer

Domestic and overseas applicants please note: an intensive on-campus (mandatory) subject of this course is undertaken at the Melbourne Campus.

Domestic application early closing date is 28 January 2018.

Available to:
Domestic students only.
Location:
  • Online
Duration:

1 year part-time

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Graduates will be able to provide leadership in the area of exercise therapy for cancer, provide ethical duty of care and support social justice by serving the dignity of the human person in accordance with Catholic Social Thought. They will be able to support the activity and continuing contribution of cancer survivors to preserve their dignity, self-esteem and potential for recovery and return to normal life.

The Graduate Certificate in Exercise and Cancer aims to address key theoretical concepts of exercise and physical activity and how these 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 data analysis, interpretation and communication emphasised for effective practice. The course provides industry-relevant, research-led teaching of knowledge and skills that are immediately applicable to relevant contexts. The curriculum will be contemporary in addressing the ever-changing problems faced in the industry and enable creative solutions to be driven by students.

1 year part-time

Campus availability

  • Online

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment

No deferment available.

Credit Points

40

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
Online
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
  • Average first year fee: $9052 Fee-Paying (indicative only)
Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

A 10% rebate on fees will be offered to domestic ACU graduates (from any faculty) enrolling in full fee-paying postgraduate studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences to commence studying in 2015 and until further notice. Conditions apply.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must:

  1. be an Accredited Exercise Physiologist or registered Physiotherapist
    or
  2. have a postgraduate degree in exercise science (or equivalent) with relevant industry experience.

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator and bound by decisions of the relevant School Committee.

Examples of potential employment settings include:

  • Hospitals
  • Private exercise clinics
  • Oncology Practices

Examples of potential employment roles include:

  • Exercise and Cancer Specialist
  • Senior Exercise Physiologist/Physiotherapist
  • Rehabilitation Manager

This course will act as a pathway for Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology for students wishing to continue further study.

Domestic Students

Graduates will be able to provide leadership in the area of exercise therapy for cancer, provide ethical duty of care and support social justice by serving the dignity of the human person in accordance with Catholic Social Thought. They will be able to support the activity and continuing contribution of cancer survivors to preserve their dignity, self-esteem and potential for recovery and return to normal life.

The Graduate Certificate in Exercise and Cancer aims to address key theoretical concepts of exercise and physical activity and how these 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 data analysis, interpretation and communication emphasised for effective practice. The course provides industry-relevant, research-led teaching of knowledge and skills that are immediately applicable to relevant contexts. The curriculum will be contemporary in addressing the ever-changing problems faced in the industry and enable creative solutions to be driven by students.

1 year part-time

Important Note on Fees

Examples of potential employment settings include:

  • Hospitals
  • Private exercise clinics
  • Oncology Practices

Examples of potential employment roles include:

  • Exercise and Cancer Specialist
  • Senior Exercise Physiologist/Physiotherapist
  • Rehabilitation Manager

This course will act as a pathway for Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology for students wishing to continue further study.