• Application Deadline
  • 6 months
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 at University of Canberra 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 also offers fantastic networking opportunities and satisfies the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Sciences’ requirements for entry into the Master of Physiotherapy and Master of Exercise Science programs.

Study a Graduate Certificate in Human Movement Science at University of Canberra and you will:

  • broaden the skills and knowledge you developed during an undergraduate science degree
  • learn functional anatomy, biomechanics and exercise physiology
  • conduct research with leaders in applied sport research
  • collaborate with major sporting organisations
  • bridge the gap between a biological or medical science bachelor’s degree and our Master of Physiotherapy, Master of Exercise Science and Master of Occupational Therapy program.

Career opportunities

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

  • conducting sports science research
  • developing equipment and investigating its effectiveness
  • preparing marketing or development plans
  • conducting sports events for organisations
  • preparing media releases and information kits

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Regional Anatomy and Physiology 
  • Biomechanics 
  • Systemic Anatomy and Physiology
  • Advanced Functional Anatomy 
  • Physiology of Exercise 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 6 months
  • Credits
    12 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General 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.
  • 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.
  • CRICOS Code: 056140C

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35000 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35000 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
  • National

    25000 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25000 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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