CERTIFICATE COURSES

Postgraduate university level courses of study developed by the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians and the SEM Academy.

CERTIFICATE COURSES 

Develop your expertise in Sport and Exercise Medicine with SEM Academy’s Certificate Courses. The SEM Academy Certificate Courses provide a postgraduate university standard of education across a range of topics to provide extensive information to improve competency and skills in a particular topic area. Each Certificate Course takes 40-60 hours to complete and consists of didactic learning, information analysis, case study presentation, and knowledge and skills application to topic-specific scenarios. Each Certificate Course concludes with a content assessment and official SEM Academy Competency Certificates are issued. Click on each Certificate Course topic below to find out more!

BIOMECHANICS FOR SPORTS MEDICINE

SPORTS PHARMACOLOGY

NUTRITION FOR SPORT AND EXERCISE MEDICINE 

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR SPORTS MEDICINE


SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY


BIOMECHANICS FOR SPORTS MEDICINE

CC-BIOM


COURSE OVERVIEW

The Biomechanics for Sports Medicine Certificate Course (CC-BIOM) uses current peer-reviewed research on sport and clinical biomechanics to illustrate key mechanical principles that can be applied to biomechanics in sports medicine. Readings and commentaries are supplemented with audio-visual tutorial presentations to practically demonstrate fundamental biomechanics concepts in areas such as bike setup, running technique and the method of inverse dynamics. Students will complete this Certificate Course with a comprehensive understanding of the biomechanics applied to some of the world’s most commonly played sports.  

Developed by: Dr Nick Brown      

Completion time: Approx. 50 hours

COURSE STRUCTURE

The course is separated into three sections. After completing CC-BIOM, you will be able to: 

1. Define common biomechanical terms and principles of human movement analysis such as the normal biomechanical analysis of locomotion, and that of commonly played sports  

2. Analyse the biomechanics and pathomechanics of sporting techniques such as throwing, fast bowling, overhead sports, swimming, cycling, tennis, running, jumping  

3. Understand how common technique faults relate to injury  

4. Evaluate the characteristics of various sports equipment and how this may relate to injury causation and recommend appropriate modifications to sports specific equipment to prevent and manage injury 

5. Become familiar with inverse dynamics and laboratory based biomechanical analysis of normal walking and common sporting techniques and actions


NUTRITION FOR SPORT AND EXERCISE MEDICINE

CC-NUTR


COURSE OVERVIEW

The Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Medicine Certificate Course (CC-NUTR) is an extensive Course aiming to equip learners with the knowledge and understanding of the core elements of sports nutrition theory and practice. This Certificate Course is appropriate for all healthcare professionals including Sport and Exercise Physicians, Doctors and Allied Health Professionals. The Course covers a spectrum of key sports nutrition subjects including the role of fats, protein, carbohydrate and hydration in sport and exercise, detailed information on micronutrients, body composition, nutrition for health, nutrition assessment and monitoring, energy systems and substrates and ergogenic aids. Case studies addressing special topics such as Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport and the tired athlete are discussed. This Course aims to foster an understanding of the role of nutrition in a multidisciplinary model of sport and exercise medicine and science.

Written by: Dr Michelle Minehan

Completion time: Approx. 60 hours

COURSE STRUCTURE

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research METHODOLOGY FOR sports medicine

CC-RESE


COURSE OVERVIEW

The Research Methodology for Sports Medicine Certificate Course (CC-RESE) provides a comprehensive review of aspects of research and evidence-based medicine for sports doctors and allied health professionals, to assist with developing research project concepts, performing research and interpreting the results of research A breadth of topics are covered in this Course including ethics in research, epidemiology, biostatistics, meta analysis and systematic review. The practical component of this excellent resource includes sections on developing quantitative and qualitative research proposals, how to assess the quality of research, perform a literature search, follow researchers, and source relevant information. Information on how to reference research appropriately and use a variety of storage and search systems is included. 

Written by: Prof John Kellett, A/Prof Jane Fitzpatrick, Dr Mark Fulcher, Brett Vaughan, Michael Fleischmann

Completion time: Approx. 50 hours

COURSE STRUCTURE

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SPORTS PHARMACOLOGY

CC-PHAR


COURSE OVERVIEW

The Sports Pharmacology Certificate Course (CC-PHAR) provides learners with a broad exposure to sports pharmacology, commencing with the general principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and leading into the relevant pharmacological considerations of commonly used medications in athletes and recreational exercisers. It specifically explores the effect the medication may have on sporting performance, and the effect exercise may have on the efficacy and side effects of the medication. Doping in sport is also closely examined, including the substances involved, pharmacology of the commonly used substances, their side effects and anti-doping testing procedures. The Course is well supported by peer-reviewed literature and there are formative assessment opportunities throughout.

Written by: Prof. Andrew McLachlan, Dr Ross Cairns, Dr Scott Burne, Dr Diana Robinson

Completion time: Approx. 50 hours

COURSE STRUCTURE

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SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY

CC-PSYC


COURSE OVERVIEW

The Sport Psychology Certificate Course (CC-PSYC) provides a comprehensive understanding of the role of a sport psychologist, and the information required to effectively manage the key psychological issues in sport. The Course explores the management of mental health and common psychological issues for athletes and outlines the scope of mental skills training for performance. Information and resources are provided to assist sport and exercise physicians and other healthcare professionals to enhance their expertise in the field of sport and exercise psychology.

Written by: Dr Ruth Anderson

Completion time: Approx. 50 hours


COURSE STRUCTURE

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