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Exercise Medicine (Oncology)

Edith Cowan University

18 months
34950 AUD/year
22950 AUD/year
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The Exercise Medicine (Oncology) degree from Edith Cowan University aims to teach advanced theoretical concepts of exercise medicine and, specifically, how these can be applied in the clinical setting with cancer patients and survivors.


The curriculum of the Exercise Medicine (Oncology) degree from Edith Cowan University offers students understanding of the disease processes; various treatments currently being applied (e.g. surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone therapy and immunotherapy), effects of cancer and treatment side-effects in terms of physical structure and function, development of other disease processes (e.g. metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, sarcopenia and osteoporosis), and the psychological impacts of the disease and treatments (e.g. anxiety, depression, fear of recurrence, self-care).

Learning outcomes

This course provides graduates with specialised knowledge and skills in the principles of health and fitness testing, exercise prescription development and program implementation, as well as understanding current best-practice in exercise medicine for cancer patients and survivors.

The two-week on-site practicum offers students the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts in targeted exercise for the management of cancer.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be well-placed to contribute to the growing demands of using exercise to contribute to cancer management and survivorship care.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physical Activity, Exercise and Cancer
  • Contemporary Cancer Treatments
  • Physiological Consequences of Cancer Treatment
  • Cancer Biology
  • Psycho-Oncology: The Science of Care

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend you apply as soon as you can. It's best to receive an offer as early as possible so you can prepare for orientation and semester start.


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants are required to have an AQF Level 7 Bachelors degree in a cognate discipline, or an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline, with equivalents considered.
  • Academic admission requirements (Band 8) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:
  • Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline; or
  • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience.
  • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Bachelor degree from a country specified on the English Proficiency Bands page;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience; or
  • Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

Tuition Fee

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    34950 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 34950 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    22950 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22950 AUD per year during 18 months.


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