Graduate Certificate in Exercise Rehabilitation for Sports Injuries

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    1 year part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Australian Catholic University

  • Career Outcomes:

    Physiotherapist | Exercise Physiologist | Sports Performance Manager |

Course Rundown

Develop sought-after specialised skills for a career helping people thrive with this online Graduate Certificate in Exercise Rehabilitation for Sports Injuries course from Australian Catholic University.

One of Australia’s first postgraduate specialisation courses offered to accredited exercise physiologists, this course will help you broaden your clinical skills and expand your practise. With a particular focus on the prevention and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries, this qualification provides specialist knowledge required for you to help those with pre-existing conditions or sports injuries thrive.

In this course you’ll develop knowledge and skills in areas including biomechanics and the metabolic, physiological and psycho-social aspects of people, and expand your clinical skills to be able to help clients remain active or return to sports performance.

An online, one-year-long course recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework, this course is a relevant, innovative and flexible way of rapidly developing new skills and enhancing physiology or physiotherapy practise without interrupting work. If you’re seeking further career opportunities and want to help people thrive, this qualification is your next step.


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Be an accredited exercise physiologist or registered physiotherapist; OR
  • Have completed a postgraduate degree in sports science, exercise science or a related discipline and provide evidence of relevant industry experience.

What You’ll Learn

In this physiology course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Strength and conditioning for performance and rehabilitation
  • Exercise prescription for sports injury management across the lifespan
  • Sports injury prevention
  • Exercise rehabilitation for return to sports performance


Why study with Australian Catholic University?

Since opening their doors in January of 1991, the Australian Catholic University (ACU) has been educating students in a range of fields; from arts and humanities to health, education, leadership, social work, theology and more.

When you sign up to a course at ACU, you’re not just another number, they see each student as a whole, offering you an educational experience that’ll empower you and prepare you for success.

Student Support

Whether you choose to study online or at one of ACU’s many upbeat campuses, you’re sure to receive the support you need to succeed and thrive with your studies.

Students of ACU can access their Academic Skills Unit, which will help build your skills around exam prep, offer study tips, writing tips and more. Access online resources, participate in workshops, ask questions via their ‘Ask an Adviser’ online services, book a consult, or simply drop-in.

Their team of staff and researchers are all about offering students an education with greater purpose – empowering students to achieve goals and accomplish something great!

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Graduate Certificate in Exercise Rehabilitation for Sports Injuries course from Australian Catholic University.

This qualification will enable you to develop your clinical skills and work with clients on a range of sport-related injuries, including injury prevention, rehabilitation and for peak sporting performance. This qualification will enable you to develop your skills as an exercise physiologist or physiotherapist and enhance your career prospects while helping a wider range of clients.

Curious about where a career in allied health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Australian Catholic University charges fees at the beginning of each study period and offers easy upfront payment or FEE-HELP deferred study loans for eligible students.


FEE-HELPYou may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.