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Graduate Certificate in  Sports Medicine

Program code: 5290

Location

External

Duration

Half Year full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)

The Graduate Certificate in Sports Medicine will teach you core knowledge about diagnosing, treating and managing exercise-related injuries.

  • This 8-unit program has been created specifically for registered general practitioners who want to advance their knowledge and skills in sports medicine.
  • Learn the fundamental aspects of sports medicine, including how to identify and treat acute and overuse injuries, injury prevention, rehabilitation and biomechanics.
  • Acquire the skills to treat a range of active people, from amateur sports enthusiasts, elite athletes, children, and those with disabilities or advanced age.
  • Graduate with a respected qualification that will provide you with enhanced knowledge to advance your professional skills or set you up for further academic study.

The Graduate Certificate in Sports Medicine will familiarise you with the fundamental aspects of sports medicine so you can improve your professional practice.

  • Fast Facts

    Research and teaching excellence

    UQ has been educating students in human movement since 1941 and is one of Australia's leading centres for teaching and research. In the 2015 ERA Outcomes, our School’s research performance in the field of human movement science received the highest possible ranking.

  • Beyond the classroom

    Flexible study options

    This program offers flexible, work-based learning and is delivered entirely online, incorporating hands-on video tutorials. Discussion forums allow contact with expert staff and other general practitioners.

  • “The program allowed me to widen my knowledge in the sports medicine field and incorporate sports medicine practices in my general practice. As the director and sole general and sports practitioner at my practice, the convenience of the external coursework was perfect for my situation.” Dr Simone Page, Graduate Certificate in Sports Medicine
  • Why study

    Renowned reputation

    Human Movement and Sport Sciences at UQ ranked 1st in Australia and 2nd in the world according to the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

     

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Sports Medicine are equipped with the knowledge and skills for evidence-based practice in sports medicine. An understanding of the fundamental principles of sports medicine and its applications will serve as an important backdrop across numerous clinical settings.

Graduates are well placed to treat different types of people and different types of injuries in settings including:

  • rehabilitation clinics and hospitals
  • healthcare clinics
  • sports medicine clinics, sports academies and institutes
  • sporting associations and professional teams
  • private practice
  • health and fitness centres
  • government departments
  • professional associations and not-for-profit organisations.

Other graduates go on to develop their research skills in the Master of Sports Medicine.

Summary

  • Program code
    5290
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    Half Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
    Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    External
  • AQF
    Level 8

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

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

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

Due to the delivery mode or duration of this program, international students who want to study the Graduate Certificate in Sports Medicine will not be eligible for a Student visa (subclass 500).

In order to study this program in Australia, you must have a temporary Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement.

Alternately, some programs can be studied from outside Australia.

For other visa options, visit the Department of Home Affairs, or contact UQ International for more information.

Learn more about entry requirements

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Sports Medicine are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Sports Medicine. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Further study options

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Sports Medicine have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $20,320
Indicative fee 2020

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Sports Medicine for one semester in 2020. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester. The fee for part-time study is proportionately lower.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

Applications for the Graduate Certificate in Sports Medicine can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Sports Medicine is 5290. You'll need this when applying.

Due to the delivery mode or duration of this program, international students who want to study the Graduate Certificate in Sports Medicine will not be eligible for a Student visa (subclass 500).

In order to study this program in Australia, you must have a temporary Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement.

Alternately, some programs can be studied from outside Australia.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact UQ International.

Apply now

Additional application information

All of the sports medicine courses are offered externally and requires internet access.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Graduate Certificate in Sports Medicine is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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