Graduate Certificate in Exercise Rehabilitation for Sports Injuries

Course information for - 2024 entry

0.5 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Fees (first year)*

$12018 Fee-paying

Start dates
ACU Term 1 - Mon 29 Jan, ACU Term 3 - Mon 15 July


The Graduate Certificate in Exercise Rehabilitation for Sports Injuries will allow you to develop specialised skills in the prevention and rehabilitation of sport related injuries, assist individuals with pre-existing conditions to remain active, or assist individuals to return to sports performance. This graduate certificate provides you with specialist knowledge and skill of biomechanics, metabolic, and physiological-psychosocial aspects of the person to develop programmes and strategies for the enhancement and improved performance of active individuals to prevent potential injury or to support recovery in those who may have activity restrictions due to injury or disease limitations. The course integrates this specialist knowledge and skill to develop safe and effective exercise prescriptions and interventions.

Course details

Course structure

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Commencing ACU Term 1 - Two Term Option

  • Specified UnitsEXSC510Strength and Conditioning for Performance and Rehabilitation10 cp
  • Specified UnitsEXSC515Exercise Prescription for Sports Injury Management Across the Lifespan10 cp
  • Specified UnitsEXSC651Sports Injury Prevention10 cp
  • Specified UnitsEXSC669Exercise Rehabilitation for Return to Sports Performance10 cp

All units are delivered in Online Unscheduled mode.

Commencing ACU Term 1 - Three Term Option

All units are delivered in Online Unscheduled mode.

Commencing ACU Term 1 - Four Term Option

All units are delivered in Online Unscheduled mode.

AQF framework

Graduate Certificate - AQF Level 8

Entry requirements

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.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must hold a Bachelor degree (or higher), normally in Exercise Science, Sports Science, Human Movement, Physiotherapy, Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Kinesiology or related discipline.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2024 Admission.

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Course costs

Average first year fee*

$12018 Fee-paying

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. Conditions apply.

Payment options

You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, scholarships and income support. 

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You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.  

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Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment.


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