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Graduate Certificate in Human Movement Science - 868AA

Course Code: 868AA
Course Version: 3
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science
UAC Code: 880807
CRICOS Code: 056140C
Selection Rank: PG
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Start your sport science career in the right condition

If you’re interested in the science of human movement, but not sure what specialty to focus on, then the 6-month, full time Graduate Certificate in Human Movement Science course is the perfect way to start your career path on the right foot.
This course will boost your knowledge of functional anatomy, biomechanics and exercise physiology while setting the groundwork to allow your study to articulate into a variety of other sports related pathways.

This course allows you to bridge the knowledge gap for graduate entry into a number of Masters programs. This includes UC's Master of Speech Pathology, Master of Strength and Conditioning and satisfies the Australian Physiotherapy Association's requirements for entry into the Master of Physiotherapy.


Study a Graduate Certificate in Human Movement Science at UC and you will:

  • broaden the skills and knowledge you developed during an undergraduate science degree
  • learn functional anatomy, biomechanics and exercise physiology
  • build on your biological or medical science bachelor’s degree to be able to apply for our Master of Physiotherapy, Master of Strength and Conditioning and Master of Speech Pathology degrees.


Career opportunities

Opportunities exist for Graduate Certificate in Human Movement Science graduates in the sporting organisation sector, including:

  • conducting sports science research
  • gateway to further study in strength and conditioning and physiotherapy
  • delivering Sport Science services for sporting teams and institutes
  • conducting Sports Events for organisations


Course-specific information

Students must hold an undergraduate science degree or hold qualifications deemed


Prospective Domestic Students
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the Faculty of Health faculty office, email

Admission Requirements

A completed bachelor degree in a science discipline*.

* Science disciplines include biology, chemistry, medical science or biomedical science.

Admission to this course is competitive. Applications will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and the number of available places.

Assumed Knowledge

In addition to the normal University's requirements for admission to a graduate certificate course, it would be advantageous for applicants to have completed some tertiary studies in systemic anatomy and physiology.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1
2023 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Graduate Certificate in Human Movement Science GradCert HumanMovementSc

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International



The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. Graduate Certificate courses are typically 0.5 years in duration, so the total course fee will be half the above for such courses.The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

Professional Accreditation


Special Class Delivery Details

Students have the opportunity to accelerate or spread their study through enrolment in units offered in the University's Winter Term.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
1. To provide the necessary knowledge and understanding required by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and AAESS (Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Sciences) for entry into Master of Physiotherapy and Master of Exercise Science programmes. Effective Workplace skills Social Responsibilities Life Long Skills Personable Attributes
2. To provide the underpinning intellectual and practical transferable skills to allow students to further their education or pursue a career in the health, exercise and sport environment. Communication Information, Literacy and Numeracy Information Communication and Technology Working with others Ethics Problem Solving

Course Duration

Standard one semester full-time or equivalent. Maximum four semesters.


  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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