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Graduate Certificate in Strength and Conditioning - HLC401

Course Code: HLC401
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Introduction

As sport and health agendas continue to grow both nationally and internationally, roles within the sporting team are becoming more pivotal to optimise the preparation of athletes across all developmental levels. Maximising the performance of athletes is largely dependent on their ability to be physically prepared to withstand the rigors of their chosen sport. As such there is a growing need for exceptional graduates in this field.

The Graduate Certificate in Strength and Conditioning at UC aims to provide the opportunity for current and future coaches to develop their knowledge and practical skills in line with key competencies of the profession. The course is constructed to include core building blocks of knowledge around training modalities, planning and monitoring, and coach communication.

The course is two semesters in duration and is in a predominantly online format.

Enquiries

Prospective Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Current and Commencing Students
Email health.student@canberra.edu.au or Phone (02) 6201 5838

Admission Requirements

A completed bachelor degree in Sport and Exercise science or related field*.

Or

A completed bachelor degree in a non-related field with successful completion of University level units relating to human anatomy, human physiology, biomechanics and basic exercise prescription.

Non-degree entrance:
Those individuals without a degree who have 5 years' experience working full-time in a strength and conditioning role will be considered. Please contact the Course Convenor for further details. Suitability for non-degree entrance is assessed via communications with the Course Convener.

*Related fields include Human Movement Science, Exercise Science, Sport Science, Sport and Health Science; Exercise and Health, Sport and Physical Activity, Exercise Physiology, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Science.

Assumed Knowledge

Minimum recognised Undergraduate Level:
Anatomy
Biomechanics
Human Physiology
Basic exercise prescription

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 2
2023 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Graduate Certificate in Strength and Conditioning GradCert Strength&Conditioning

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

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2021

$20,100

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.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Acquire specialised knowledge of training theories, methods of assessment and adaptation. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; an communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings.
Plan and implement the design and delivery of effective training programs in a range of contexts. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; and use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Develop specialised coaching skills and strategies appropriate for working in a strength and conditioning environment. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; and communicate effectively.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Evaluate and adopt new technology.

Course Duration

Standard two semesters part-time. Full-time enrolment is not available. Maximum duration: 3 years.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

HLM401 Master of Strength and Conditioning

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