Postgraduate Diploma of Exercise Physiology
Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8) Guidelines for Postgraduate Diplomas.
Completion of a three year Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science or equivalent degree from this or another University; and
Additional selection requirements
Eligibility for full membership of the Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science; or
Special admission requirements
Completion of a degree in an allied discipline which may lead to full membership of the Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule II of the JCU Admissions policy.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
24 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
Candidates may be required to undertake a significant proportion of the course via block, limited and/or external mode delivery.
Additional completion requirements
Candidates may be required to arrange travel and accommodation at their own expense for periods of up to ten weeks.
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Postgraduate Diploma Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8).
SP5103:06 Clinical Exercise Physiology 1
SP5104:06 Clinical Exercise Physiology 2
SP5108:06 Practicum in Clinical Exercise Physiology 2
SP5109:06 Practicum in Clinical Exercise Physiology 1
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Candidates must hold a current First Aid Certificate before undertaking professional or clinical placements. Candidates are responsible for any costs associated with obtaining this certificate.
Some professional/clinical placement agencies may require that candidates hold an advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate before undertaking a professional or clinical placement. Candidates are responsible for any costs associated with obtaining this certificate.
Further information about placements e.g. Suitability to Work with Children Card can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students .
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.
6 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 20 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award