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.
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What you'll learn
- 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.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants must satisfy the UQ English language proficiency requirements for admission.
Credit for previous study or work
If you've completed previous study, you may be eligible to receive credit for – or exemption from – certain subjects in a UQ program.
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.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
The Graduate Certificate in Sports Medicine is a 1 year course for a part-time student. Each year consists of 2 Study Periods, also known as semesters. The recommended study pattern consists of 4 core subjects, with 2 to be completed in your first study period and 2 in your second.
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Sports Medicine, students must satisfactorily complete a program of study consisting of 4 subjects.