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Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Sydney Health Sciences asks, which sport and fitness course is right for you?

Are you interested in health sciences? You’ve got a wonderful selection of study areas to choose from: physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology…. But have you considered exercise and sports science?

Sydney Health Sciences is known for world-leading health sciences education and research. The discipline of exercise and sport science focuses on the integration of exercise and physical activity into health care, sports performance, disease prevention and rehabilitation.

Graduates have the opportunity to utilise principles such as biomechanics, musculoskeletal rehabilitation and gait analysis to evaluate and improve the performance of a diverse range of athletes.

The career paths followed by graduates are many and varied and depend mostly on the specific interests and aspirations of the individual. Broadly defined, the areas of employment entered by recent graduates include the sport industry, fitness industry, health industry, occupational health and safety, public health, rehabilitation, research and technology, education and medical insurance.

University of Sydney Master of Exercise Physiology

Sydney Health Sciences asks, which sport and fitness course is right for you?

Dr Ollie Jay is the Director of the Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory and a Senior Lecturer in Thermoregulatory Physiology at the Faculty of Health Sciences. (Photo: University of Sydney)

The Master of Exercise Physiology is designed to produce graduates who possess the knowledge, competencies and clinical experience required for safe and effective clinical exercise practice.

Students will explore metabolism and physiology, human motor learning and control, the principles of exercise programming, nutrition, and musculoskeletal principles of exercise. Integrated clinical practice instruction, practicums, and case studies will provide the advanced skills and experience essential for professional practice.

Clinical placements are undertaken in both the public and private sectors. Students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the career path they have chosen, and its place in the contemporary health system.

Program: Master of Exercise Physiology
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: TBA

Apply to the University of Sydney Faculty of Health Sciences!

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Find out more about studying the Master of Exercise Physiology at the University of Sydney. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Health Sciences Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Bond Health Sciences study exercise-induced injuries

Recreational runners are wanted for the largest online study of its kind in Australia to determine the role of genetics in exercise-induced bone and tendon injuries.

The study is being conducted by AIS researchers in conjunction with Bond University’s Collaborative Research Network for Advancing Exercise and Sports Science.

Bond University Physiotherapy School

Study sports science and physiotherapy at Bond University

AIS Chief Medical Officer Dr David Hughes said the study—The genetics of exercise-induced injuries in tendon and bone—needs runners aged 18 and older who run between 15 and 60 km in two to five sessions a week to participate in the online survey.

Athletes who register have the chance to win a $50 voucher to spend at 2XU.COM.AU.

“The aim of the study is to provide world first information into the genetic predictors of exercise-related bone and tendon injuries,” Dr Hughes said.

“Bone and tendon stress injuries of the lower leg result in significant time lost to training in both elite and recreational athletes.

“The use of personalised medicine in many fields of medicine has been increasing in recent years and this should be possible for the field of sports medicine.

“This study will allow coaches to work with athletes in designing training programs that are specifically tailored to the unique genetic strengths and weaknesses of the individual athlete.

“This study,  in line with Australia’s Winning Edge 2012–2022 principles, will provide the right support to the right athletes on their high performance pathway and ultimately help all athletes in injury prevention practices.”

Bond Doctor of Physiotherapy Teaching Methodology

Are you considering studying physiotherapy at Bond? Please note that Bond Physiotherapy School has updated their application deadline to October 31, 2014.

The Doctor of Physiotherapy program uses a problem-based learning (PBL) model for education. Resource teaching sessions (lectures and practical problem solving classes), along with seminars and assignments support and extend the PBL mode of learning. Examination formats include objective structure clinical examinations (OSCEs), theory papers, assignments and oral presentations.

Work Experience & Internships

The first 30 weeks of clinical experiences will be gained in both hospital and community settings. Students complete a clinical internship (12 weeks) with an embedded research project in their final semester. This final placement is designed to ensure graduates are ideally prepared for entering the workforce.

Program: Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT)
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Next intake: May 2015
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: October 31, 2014

Apply now to Bond Physiotherapy School!

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Do you have questions about studying at Bond University or about Bond Physiotherapy School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Physiotherapy Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at sarah@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.