This degree combines advanced exercise science coursework with clinical placement in the area of exercise physiology. As a graduate, you will be prepared for work in a range of clinical settings. You will learn how to apply and integrate physiology knowledge, and you will gain the skills needed for assessing and treating chronic disease. You will also develop an understanding of professional communication and team relationships in the clinical environment.
The Graduate Diploma of Exercise Science is offered full-time in a combination of on-campus and off-campus study at the Gold Coast campus.
In this Graduate Diploma program, you must maintain a full-time study load. If you cannot maintain full-time enrolment, you must seek approval from the Program Director to undertake a reduced study load.
From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
Work-integrated learning activities integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in this degree program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.
At the completion of the Graduate Diploma of Exercise Science, students will be eligible for registration as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), subject to accreditation from Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). As such, students will be required to undertake substantial work-integrated learning (clinical placement) during the course of the program. Clinical placements will be in the public and private health sectors, primarily within Queensland.
Students are required to undertake a minimum of 360 hours of clinical practicum in a range of clinical practice domains and settings that align with the AEP scope of practice.
As an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of roles in the public health sector or private practice including return-to-work assessment, functional work testing and job capacity assessment, chronic disease management, group training services, exercise prescription for special populations, weight loss management, and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
The Graduate Diploma of Exercise Science is accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) at the level of Exercise Physiology. Graduates are entitled to apply for accreditation through ESSA as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. Graduates have two years following completion of their studies to submit their application to ESSA for accreditation.
Upon successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Exercise Science, graduates will be eligible to apply for accreditation through Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP).
There are placements associated with this program. Students should refer to the checklist of pre-placement and placement requirements for their Health discipline on the Fit for Placement website for full details of the requirements regarding clinical placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.
Note: In the event that there is a difference between the contents published on the Fit for Placement website and the program-specific information published on the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses websites, or where information published on the Fit for Placement website is not in accordance with University Policy, the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses website contents and University Policy shall override the information on the Fit for Placement website.
The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).
The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2019||Fee Band 22.0||$275.00||$22,000.00|
If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.
This postgraduate program has Commonwealth Supported Places. If you are eligible, the Australian Government will contribute to the cost of this program but you will also be required to make a contribution.
Quotas are applied for admission to the Commonwealth Supported Places. Where demand exceeds the number of available places and all places have been filled for the current admission period, applicants who meet minimum program entry requirements may be eligible for a Fee-Paying Postgraduate place if such places are available.