Graduate Certificate in Sports Medicine

Course overview

  • 6 months full time / 1 year part time
  • Online
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Term 1 Intake - January and Term 3 Intake - July


The Graduate Certificate in Sports Medicine is a course designed to help passionate, qualified practitioners working with athletes of all ages and abilities to extend their practice in sports and exercise medicine.

Linking theory and practice, this course explores sport and injury in diverse contexts including athlete case management, biomechanics and performance, and sports injury prevention.

You’ll have access to a network of internationally recognised experts in sports medicine and clinicians working with elite sports teams and institutions. You’ll also have the opportunity to appraise authentic expert consultations of real clinical cases.

This course is offered part-time and full-time, giving you the flexibility to plan your study around other commitments.

Who is this course for?

The course has been designed for doctors, physiotherapists, podiatrists and exercise scientists with a minimum of three years sports medicine relevant clinical experience. The course structure allows you to tailor your subject choices to design a program that suits your professional needs and career goals.

International students are welcome to study this course. However, please note that this course is not available to international students who require a student visa to study in Australia as it does not meet the onshore study requirements and it is not registered with CRICOS.

Course aims

This course is designed to extend your practice in best practice sports medicine.

As part of this course, you will evaluate and theorise about developments that contribute to advancement of practice in diverse sports, health and exercise contexts. You’ll further develop your practice in injury management and restoring optimal function in athletes of all ages and abilities. You’ll also learn about athlete management aiming to optimise function, enhance sports performance and encourage safe physical activity and exercise participation in different sporting and population contexts.


The Graduate Certificate in Sports Medicine is part of a nested suite of courses, designed for versatility. You may also be interested in the following related courses: