Graduate Certificate in Sports Medicine
Add sports medicine to your general practice
Explore the foundations of sports medicine. You’ll learn how to identify your patients’ acute and overuse sports injuries. Topics include injury prevention, rehabilitation and biomechanics. Treat a range of active people in your general practice.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
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- Study a program designed specifically for general practitioners to upskill in sports medicine practice.
- Develop your core knowledge about diagnosing, treating and managing exercise-related injuries.
- Enjoy the convenience of flexible, online, work-based study.
- Learn from expert educators and experienced sports medicine practitioners.
To be eligible for entry, you'll need:
- an approved degree in medicine and 2 years full-time (or equivalent) post-qualification clinical practice. Applicants must hold registration as a medical practitioner in country of practice.
Please note, duration of program is dependent on course availability. The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants must satisfy the UQ English language proficiency requirements for admission.
If you've completed previous study, you may be eligible to receive credit for – or exemption from – certain subjects in a UQ program. Assessment of prior learning and the granting of credit or exemption will be consistent with the Recognition of Prior Learning Policy (limits in section 2.4).
This program has been created specifically for general practitioners who want to develop or advance their knowledge and skills in sports medicine. The program provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to prevention, treatment and management of sports injuries. Students will develop the clinical knowledge, research and practical skills for evidence-based practice in sports medicine. Students will be well placed to treat different types of exercising individuals (e.g. athletes and amateur sports people), and different types of injuries sustained during sporting activities and other physical activity (e.g. muscular injuries and lumbar region injuries).
An understanding of the fundamental principles of sports medicine and its applications will serve as an important backdrop within a general practice setting. This program offers flexible, work-based learning and is delivered entirely online using proven online learning pedagogies (such as hands-on video tutorials) and discussion forums to allow contact with expert staff and other general practitioners. Assessment projects are highly practical and industry relevant and they can also be customised to your own development needs.