Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation

This course offers students the opportunity to gain a qualification in a specific area of professional training. The course is designed to provide a holistic understanding of the use of exercise as a modality in the treatment of musculoskeletal and cardiovascular problems.

Course overview

Course title
Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation
Award abbreviation
GradDipExRehab
Course code
50380
Course type
postgraduate diploma
Status
current / 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Science
CRICOS code
047186G

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year (mid-year intake for part-time study only)
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Credit points required
48
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Professional accreditation
Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation is accredited by: Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).
Standard course duration
1 year
Time limit
4 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Professor Tim Ackland
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Take all units (48 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S2SSEH4664Exercise and Health Psychology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330); or the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (50380);or the Master of Exercise Science (52510); or the Master of Health Science (71540); or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520); or honours in the Faculty of Science
S1SSEH5643Cardiac Rehabilitation
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (50380); or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520). This unit is available, with the permission of the Head of School, to students in the honours or graduate courses within the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health.
S2SSEH5645Workplace Injury Prevention and Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (50380); or the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390); or the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330); or the Master of Exercise Science (52510); or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520); or the Master of Work Health and Safety (74530)
S1SSEH5646Exercise Rehabilitation for Chronic and Complex Conditions
Prerequisites:
Postgraduate study in Sport Science, Exercise and Health
S1SSEH5651Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (50380); or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520). This unit is available, with the permission of the Head of School, to students in the honours or postgraduate courses within the School of Sport Science Exercise and Health.
S2SSEH5667Paediatric Exercise Rehabilitation
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (50380) or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520); or the Master of Exercise Science (coursework) (52510)—only with permission from the unit coordinator
S1SSEH5691Industry Practicum I
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (50380) or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520) or the Master of Exercise Science (52510). Students enrolled in the master's programs must have completed a minimum of 48 points (for a 96-point master's program) before enrolment in this unit is permitted.
S1, S2SSEH5692Industry Practicum II
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (50380) or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520) or the Master of Exercise Science (52510) or the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330) or the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390). Students enrolled in the master's programs must have completed a minimum of 48 points (for a 96-point master's program) before enrolment in this unit is permitted.

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a bachelor's degree with a major in Human Movement, Sport Science or Exercise and Health, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent;

and

(c) either:

(i) Sport Scientist accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA); or

(ii) a completed Graduate Entry Assessment with ESSA

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 50380 Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (48 points)
  • 52510 Master of Exercise Science (96 points)
Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 48 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails the same unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10. A student who fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' unless the Faculty decides otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.