Course overview

Full-time duration Part-time duration Core subjects Elective Subjects Capstone subject* Next term starts Applications close Total course fee**
1.5 years 3 years 6 4 1 28 January 201914 January 2019 A$39,186

*Capstone subjects involve either a Rehabilitation Professional Project or a Rehabilitation Research Project. Please review the course page for more information on this component.
**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 Master of Sports Rehabilitation is specifically designed for exercise science graduates who have a minimum of three years relevant sports injury prevention and management experience. The degree is also open to doctors, physiotherapists, and podiatrists with a minimum of three years relevant sports medicine clinical experience. The degree has been developed for professionals who are passionate about sports and exercise and want to assist injured athletes back to performance health and drive best performance.

The course explores a range of rehabilitation areas across all aspects of athlete management to women’s health, neurology, musculoskeletal and global health. You’ll be able to select from a range of specialised subjects and learn from industry leaders. You’ll also have the opportunity to appraise authentic expert consultations of real clinical cases.

This course is 100% online and can be studied full-time or part-time with flexibility to personalise your learning experience to match your career goals.

Please note this course includes a pathway through a Graduate Certificate in Sports Medicine.

Course aims

As part of this course, you will engage with international and interdisciplinary best practice methods in managing active people and athletes. You’ll extend your practice in assessing and managing athletes of all ages and abilities across the health illness-performance spectrum, using a person-centred focus.

You’ll engage with contemporary approaches to sport, health and exercise as well as the influence of evidence informed practice and innovation on exercise participation and sport performance. You’ll approach this with evolving engagement with clinical practice guidelines and health policy.

Who the course is for

The course has been designed specifically for exercise scientists, as well as doctors, physiotherapists and podiatrists with a minimum of three years relevant clinical experience. The course structure allows you to personalise your degree and design a program that suits your professional needs and career goals.

Career outcomes

A Master in Sports Rehabilitation prepares graduates for a varied and dynamic career in both clinical and sports environments. This qualification further develops your capability to work in areas ranging from physical activity promotion, to enhancing active participation to supporting professional sport, and to help optimise health through a range of rehabilitation strategies and exercise plans. You will also further your ability to work alongside other health professionals to enhance patient health.

What you will learn

  • Principles of biomechanics and sports injury prevention

  • Contemporary approaches to health behaviour

  • Research and evidence

Who you will learn from

You’ll become part of a unique online learning community with access to clinical field experts, opportunity for direct interaction with athletes and sporting organisations and interactive videos from leading academics. You’ll also develop an inter-professional network of colleagues who are passionate about excellence in sports and injury management.

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

  • Associate Professor Jenny McGinley
    Associate Professor Jenny McGinley, Head Physiotherapy Department, Course Coordinator, Master of Rehabilitation Science, Subject Development Coordinator, Foundations of Rehabilitation Science
  • Associate Professor Louisa Remedios
    Associate Professor Louisa Remedios, Director of Teaching and Learning, Physiotherapy Department, Course Development Coordinator, Master of Rehabilitation Science
  • Dr. Sonya Moore
    Dr. Sonya Moore, Co-course Coordinator Sports Medicine, and Subject Development Coordinator, Modern Athlete, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Dr Thorlene Egerton
    Dr Thorlene Egerton, Physiotherapist, Researcher, and member of the CHESM team, subject co-ordinator Health Behaviour Change
  • Dr Fiona Dobson
    Dr Fiona Dobson, Senior Lecturer Physiotherapy, Subject coordinator Rehabilitation, Activity and Exercise

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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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