Expand your knowledge of physiology and exercise for health and rehabilitation with the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology and become a highly experienced exercise physiologist.
Locations: Palmerston North
Duration: 1 year, full-time
Dates:The midyear 2017 intake has been cancelled. Please enquire for other options.
Domestic Fees:*$8,971.64Scholarship info
* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology Graduate
Now working as a trainee Cardiac Physiologist, Laura O'Leary plans to specialise in pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs).
Chantelle likes helping with people who have serious medical conditions improve their quality of life.
Applicants must continuously hold a current Comprehensive First Aid Certificate, including Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) prior to the start of the programme, and for its duration.
Placement for clinical experience in the community is pursuant to all applicants' criminal history being clear of any matter which might cause UCOL to question their suitability for employment in the clinical exercise physiology area. Therefore, acceptance into the programme is conditional on each student completing a request for a copy of their criminal record from the New Zealand Police Licensing and Vetting Agency and for authorising the release of this document to UCOL.
Placement for practicum in clinical placement centres is pursuant to all applicants meeting vaccination requirements for that specific clinical placement centre. Students with a personal history of highly infectious conditions like Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B and C and AIDS will need to provide more detailed medical records and would require acceptance by the Dean of Faculty for entry into the programme.
Therefore, acceptance into the programme is conditional on each student satisfactorily completing a UCOL Health Declaration form and agreeing to meet any potential vaccination requirements.
In addition to the Domestic Entry Requirements, the following applies to international student applicants:
English Proficiency Entry RequirementsInternational student applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS (or equivalent including TOEFL) score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6. UCOL is a TOEFL iBT testing centre. The English Proficiency test is accepted for English language entry into all UCOL programmes.
VisaEntry and final acceptance of international students will depend on having a work Visa to complete the clinical placement requirements.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology, Level 8 comprises 120 credits.
Work experienceStudents on the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology are required to complete a minimum of 540 hours of clinical experience. This may involve working outside normal office hours.
Application checklistIt will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you
Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email.
UCOL will arrange placements for students; however, any associated travel and/or accommodation costs must be met by the student. Students must also purchase a clinic uniform.