Graduate Certificate in Clinical Rehabilitation

What will I study?


What you will learn

Rehabilitation theory and practice

You will be able to fluently and accurately discuss and debate key theoretical concepts in contemporary rehabilitation practices using the language of Clinical Rehabilitation. You will be able to apply the knowledge of muscle and exercise physiology and pathophysiology of common conditions to the design, implementation and evaluation of rehabilitation programs. You’ll also be able to recognise the influence of the social and cultural determinants of health and how these influence individual’s choices and health behaviours and act consistently to promote a shared decision-making model of rehabilitation practice.

Evidence and innovation

You will learn to analyse, synthesise and critically evaluate research and evidence relevant to rehabilitation practices. As well as, effectively measure both the health status of individuals and groups and monitor and measure the outcomes of rehabilitation strategies.

Clinical Practice in Context

You will be able to safely and effectively apply evidence-informed rehabilitation practices in selected practice contexts, responding to physical, social and cultural factors that influence the individual and likely outcomes. You will be able to justify clinical decision-making for a range of clinical cases in diverse rehabilitation contexts based on literature and practice priorities and apply all elements of best practice in rehabilitation, including respectful communication with clients and shared decision making to achieve therapeutic goals.

Course structure

To gain a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Rehabilitation you must complete 50 points comprising of:

  • Two core subjects
  • Two elective subjects.


On average, it is estimated that students will be required to allocate 15-19 hours per week for study time for each subject. However, the time commitment required can vary for each student based on individual task management and planning skills, familiarity with the material, reading style and speed.

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Single subjects

You can also study single subjects to contribute to your professional development. For more information, please contact Student Support.

Please note: The elective subject, Rehabilitation in Global Health, will not be offered in 2021.

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