Graduate Certificate in Exercise Rehabilitation for Sports Injuries

Available to:
Domestic students only.
  • Online

Minimum Duration: 1 year part-time

For the unit EXSC669 Exercise Rehabilitation for Return to Sports Performance, there is a compulsory, 2-day on-campus component at ACU's Melbourne campus on 30-31 May 2021 (to be confirmed). This may also be offered at the University of Notre Dame (Indiana, USA) in late June 2021 (to be confirmed).

Domestic students


The Graduate Certificate in Exercise Rehabilitation for Sports Injuries is a one year part-time course that will 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 specialist knowledge and skill of biomechanics, metabolic, 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 duration

Minimum Duration: 1 year part-time

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • Online

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Online, with an on-campus intensive component.

Deferment, credit points & course units


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

Credit Points


Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - July

Course costs

  • Average first year fee: $10136 Fee-Paying (indicative only)

Important Note on Fees

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.

Essential requirements for admission

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 2021 Admission.

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Applying for admission

Direct Applications

Career paths

The Graduate Certificate in Exercise Rehabilitation for Sports Injuries is one of the first post graduate specialisation courses offered to Accredited Exercise Physiologist that offers speciality training. This course will broaden clinical skills to offer services to a wider community and an opportunity for a clinician to develop greater clinical skills.

Other prerequisites to undertaking this course

Students will be expected to attend a 3 day intensive as part of unit 'Return to Sport Performance & Prevention'.

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