Graduate Certificate of Exercise Medicine (Oncology)
Explore exercise in cancer care
Start to learn the theory behind exercise in helping those with cancer survive. Explore research and clinical knowledge – understanding how and why exercise medicine can help. Choose to continue your studies with the Graduate Diploma.
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At the end of the program, students of the Graduate Certificate of Exercise Medicine (Oncology) can:
- apply independent judgement when analysing and evaluating complex cancer concepts within interprofessional team environments
- communicate specialised cancer knowledge, concepts and skills to a variety of audiences
- demonstrate responsibility to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate cancer theories, methodologies and contemporary practice.
Graduates of this program will be well-placed to contribute to the growing demands of using exercise to contribute to cancer management and survivorship care.
The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.
All applicants are required to have an AQF Level 7 Bachelors degree in a cognate discipline, with equivalents considered.
English Proficiency Requirements
English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:
- IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);
- Bachelor degree from a country specified on the English Proficiency Bands page;
- Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
- Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience; or
- Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page. under Band 4.
If you have completed units of study at University or have relevant professional experience, you may be eligible for Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (CRPL).
To assess your eligibility for credit, we first need you to apply for and accept an offer in your course of interest with us. You can then submit an Application for Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning via your Student Portal.
This course aims to address key theoretical concepts in cancer care and exercise for cancer survivorship, focusing on applying research and clinical knowledge in cancer patients and survivors.
Students will gain an opportunity to enable up-skilling in cancer practice, physical activity and exercise in cancer patients, cancer treatments, the biological processes of cancer, principles of assessment and exercise prescription in cancer populations, the psychological impacts of the cancer and treatments, or understanding current best-practice in exercise medicine for cancer patients and survivors.