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LocationCentral Coast
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.1 year full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022),
FeesFind information about indicative course and program fees.
English proficiencyIELTS overall minimum - 7.0, IELTS section minimum - 7.0 Find out more about IELTS.
CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 102637C
Program Code40244

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)
  • Designed for a range of health graduates seeking to develop broad and coherent knowledge and skills in combining exercise prescription and delivery in the management of chronic disease conditions.
  • 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.
  • Diversify your Allied Health Experience - Utilise this qualification for professional development or to explore entry into other career pathway programs
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What you will study

Students will be equipped with fundamental skills in exercise prescription, pathophysiology 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 through exercise.

Your core studies will focus on the following areas:

  • Exercise assessment and intervention
  • Exercise for cardiopulmonary diseases
  • Exercise for metabolic diseases
  • Chronic disease management and injury control
  • Human behaviour change

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

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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.

How to apply

Applying for Graduate Diploma in Exercise and Chronic Disease Management

I am a prospective
student, looking to study at
Central Coast

Before you get started

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

Postgraduate application process

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

Prior completion of an AQF 7 Bachelor degree (or higher), or equivalent, in a cognate field of study to exercise and sport science.

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 7.0 with no subtest result below 7.0.

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