The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Central Coast

Start dates
  • First intake in 2021
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

Program code: 40244

Study Exercise and Chronic Disease Management

The Graduate Diploma in Exercise and Chronic Disease Management at the University of Newcastle has been designed for graduates working in related fields such as Physiotherapy, Medicine, Occupational Therapy as well as Nutrition and Dietetics, who wish to develop broad and coherent knowledge and skills in the management of chronic disease conditions.

Why study with us?

  • ERA 5, well above world standards for Human Movement and Sports Science research (Excellence in Research for Australia 2018)
  • Flexible study options – the majority of courses in this program are delivered fully online or in a blended learning format to encourage active learning and allow you to achieve your Graduate Diploma in Exercise and Chronic Disease Management at a time that suits you.

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Ranked 38 ? in the world - Sports Science
20 ? Science disciplines rated at ‘well above world standard’

What you will study

Students will be equipped with practical competencies in exercise design, pathophysiology, pharmacology and human behaviour change as well as critical problem-solving skills required for the management and treatment of a broad array of chronic disease conditions in diverse health situations.

Your core studies will focus on the following areas:

· Clinical exercise assessment and intervention in chronic disease

· Chronic disease and injury control

· Exercise to manage cardiovascular, metabolic, musculoskeletal and neurological disease

· Health behaviour change'

· Chronic condition self-management

Career opportunities

Graduates will develop skills and experience in exercise and chronic condition management which can be applied across public and private health organisations, aged care, private practice and other integrated health care settings.

Graduates of this program are not eligible to apply for accreditation with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) as an Exercise Physiologist, however, you could use this qualification to apply for entry into another career pathway program or for a professional development pathway.

Additional career opportunities include undertaking further research and/or education to further develop professional and advanced clinical skills.