Campuses and locations
The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
Face to Face
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.
AUD35,545 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
1 year full-time.
Face to Face
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.
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:
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.
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.