Course overview

This course has intakes in term 1 and term 3. View Key Dates for upcoming terms, application dates and important deadlines.

Full-time duration Part-time duration Core subjects Elective subjects Capstone subject Total course fee*
1 years 2 years 6 2 0 A$25,696

*The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5 per cent per annum.

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The Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine is for qualified practitioners who have a passion for excellence in sports and exercise medicine, working with athletes of all ages and abilities

Linking theory and practice, students will explore sport and exercise medicine in diverse contexts including athlete physiology, biomechanics & performance; sports injury prevention, diagnosis & management and athlete case management.

As a student of this course 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, providing the flexibility to plan your study around other commitments.

Course aims

This course is designed to produce excellence in best practice sports medicine.

As part of this course, you will design, evaluate, implement, analyse 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, rehabilitation and training interventions for athletes of all ages and abilities. You’ll also approach athlete management aiming to optimise function, enhance sports performance and encourage safe physical activity and exercise participation in different sporting and population contexts.

Who the course is for

The course has been designed for doctors, physiotherapists and podiatrists 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.

Career outcomes

A Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine allows graduates to enhance their professional practice capability in community and professional sporting organisations.

What you will learn

  • Extend capability in interdisciplinary best practice in sports health and exercise

  • Excel in sports medicine practice

  • Evidence-informed reasoning and decision-making

Who you will learn from

You’ll become part of an online learning community with access to clinical field experts and academics. You’ll also develop an inter-professional network of colleagues who are passionate about excellence in sports and injury prevention and management.

Find out more about the University of Melbourne online learning experience.

  • Dr. Sonya Moore
    Dr. Sonya Moore, Course Coordinator, Sports Medicine, and Subject Development Coordinator, The Modern Athlete
  • Dr Kade Paterson
    Dr Kade Paterson, Podiatrist, researcher, member of CHESM team
  • Dr Jane Fitzpatrick
    Dr Jane Fitzpatrick, Associate Professor, Specialist Sports and Exercise Physician and Subject Coordinator Neuromusculoskeletal Radiology

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Contact student support

You can talk with a dedicated online student support consultant via the chat function at the bottom right of this page or connect through by phone. Alternatively, click on the Enquire Now tab below and fill out the form to find out about key details relating to this program, including:

  • Entry requirements
  • Time commitment required for each subject
  • Fees and payment options.

Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149
Email: study-online@unimelb.edu.au
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