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Diploma Of Sports Therapy and Kinesiology

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STUDY OUR DIPLOMA OF SPORTS THERAPY AND KINESIOLOGY IN 2018!

We’re incredibly excited to be adding Diploma of Sports Therapy and Kinesiology to our portfolio of original courses in 2018. We’ve created it to train dynamic practitioners who achieve results by working on physical performance, pain and postural problems in an integrative way.
This dynamic qualification allows you to work on physical performance, pain and postural problems in an integrative way. Combining Sports Therapy with Kinesiology, the STK practitioner is very effective at dealing with musculoskeletal problems.

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COURSE INFORMATION

We have two study options available for our Sports Therapy and Kinesiology course: full time and blended learning. 

APPLICABLE TO
Domestic Students

DURATION
13 months

START DATES & TIMETABLES
Sydney: 12th Feb, 2018
Melbourne: 12th Feb, 2018

CLASS TIME
9AM-5PM

CLASS SIZE
30

COURSE STRUCTURE
Domestic Students
Two consecutive days face-to-face, per week. Two weeks holidays between semesters.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
All assessments that form part of this course are competency-based, with a result of Competent or Not Yet Competent (NYC). Types of assessment in this course include; practical observations, assignments, short answer questions, student clinic, case studies and presentations.

FEES
2018 Fee Information pricing and payment options.

CRICOS CODE
094840D

All face to face classes are limited to 30 participants, and as such all applications are processed on a first come, first served basis.

APPLICABLE TO
Domestic students only

DURATION
1.5­ – 2 years

CLASS TIME
9AM-5PM

CLASS SIZE
30

START DATES & TIMETABLES
Sydney: 7th April, 2018
Melbourne: 23rd Sep, 2018
Brisbane:  19th May, 2018

COURSE STRUCTURE
Classes run for a weekend every 5 – ­6 weeks face to face and 1 – ­2 days a week of online study.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
All assessments that form part of this course are competency-based, with a result of Competent or Not Yet Competent (NYC). Types of assessment in this course include; practical observations, assignments, short answer questions, student clinic, case studies and presentations.

FEES
2018 Fee Information pricing and payment options

CRICOS CODE
094840D

All face to face classes are limited to 30 participants, and as such all applications are processed on a first come, first served basis.

 This qualification is not recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Although there are no course-specific entry requirements to study this qualification, CCM does ensure that all students who wish to study with us are also suitable.

To determine suitability and ensure all enrolled students can successfully complete the course, CCM assesses a potential student’s Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills, computer literacy and suitability to the course they wish to enrol in.

LLN

To establish Language Literacy and Numeracy skills, CCM requires students to provide evidence in the form of:

  • a Certificate III or higher qualification; or
  • an Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) assessment result of Level 3 or above; or
  • a Higher School Certificate (HSC), or equivalent, with 50% or more, in both Math and English.

Computer Literacy

As all courses offered by CCM incorporate use of CCM’s online learning platform, whether it be in accessing course materials or submitting course work for assessment, CCM requires all students to have:

  • access to a computer for the duration of the course;
  • access to the internet as required; and
  • computer literacy skills at Level 3 of the ACSF.

Course Suitability

As part of the enrolment process, each student is also interviewed to ascertain their individual interests in undertaking the course, to ensure it is suitable for both their personal and career aspirations. Dependent on the outcome of the discussion, Course Advisors are able to suggest the most appropriate course, location and mode of delivery for the individual student.

SPORTS THERAPY AND KINESIOLOGY

The STK practitioner addresses the client from an integrative perspective – recognising that the clients posture is a reflection of the client’s overall health and movement patterns. The client’s movement patterns reflect their neurology and psychology. In STK all these factors are able to be assessed using kinesiology and addressed holistically.

The key to long lasting change is to get to the root cause of the problem rather than just treating the symptoms. Very often the root cause is multifactorial and so its important to be able to holistically treat clients.

Why study a Diploma of Sports Therapy and Kinesiology at CCM?

Kinesiology makes use of a range of skills that help to give a greater understanding of what our bodies are trying to tell us. It is also a great course for practitioners of other structural and sports medicine modalities looking to add Kinesiology to their skill set. We have graduates who came from backgrounds in sports, massage, and fitness just to name a few. Our flexible study structures are perfect for people who lead a busy lifestyle. Our course structures enable you to juggle study, work and other commitments.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed to create practitioners who can work on physical structure problems in an integrative way recognising that posture reflects a client’s movement patterns which in turn are reflective of their overall health, neurology and psychology. This may by establishing their own clinical practice or joining an established clinic as a Sports Therapy Kinesiologist. It’s a truly unique approach to this rapidly growing field health.

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CAREER OUTCOMES

Our graduates can go on to use their depth of knowledge to work successfully both here and overseas, as part of professional clinics, as independent practitioners, teachers and within focused health programs in the corporate sector.

Our graduates go on to establish their own clinics, enjoying the flexibility of being able to structure work in a way that is balanced with the commitments of their family life. Others use their expertise within specific areas such as injury recovery, stiffness and limited mobility, pain and improving performance.

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MATERIALS

Manuals and handouts for all subjects are provided in electronic format and students must have access to a computer and the internet in order to access student resources and submit assignments online.

Students only need to purchase recommended textbooks and/or applications.

Personal development is an important part of this course and it is a course requirement that students attend three therapy sessions as part of the Diploma of Sports Therapy and Kinesiology study. Students can either attend the college Student Clinic or see a practitioner.

Holistic Kinesiology

ARTICULATIONS AND DOUBLE DIPLOMA OPTIONS

Graduates of the Diploma of Sports Therapy and Kinesiology will have completed 6 of 8 subjects in the HLT52415 Diploma of Kinesiology. To complete the Diploma they would need to successfully complete one extra term.

They will also have completed 6 of the 16 subjects in the 10358NAT Advanced Diploma of Integrative Complementary Medicine. They may go on to complete this qualification.

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SUBJECTS

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This fascinating subject opens the student’s eyes to the effectiveness and uniqueness of muscle monitoring. Originating in Western medicine and later adopted in chiropractic medicine, muscle monitoring allows the practitioner to find both conscious and subconscious information that is preventing the client from dissolving stress on many levels. This subject looks at the relationship between muscles and meridians as established by Applied Kinesiology, as well as the Holistic Kinesiology relationships based on traditional Chinese medicine. Huge emphasis is placed on professional muscle monitoring techniques. The subject also explores 5-element psychology and begins to introduce ways of balancing the client to reduce stress. Some of the techniques include the use of Acupressure, Yuan, Mu, Neurovascular, Neurolymphatic points and 5-elements colour and sound. It is the first subject taught in all the MBM faculty courses as the mastering of even basic techniques can have a huge effect on improving the state of the client.

This subject introduces the importance of counselling, especially the Rogerian client-centred model. It looks at how to create a safe environment for the clinical encounter. The value of building trust and rapport with clients is accentuated. The subject allows the students to gain communication skills to enhance their ability to listen, facilitate and guide clients.

There are several key tools and techniques covered in this subject including client centred counselling, focusing and felt sense techniques. Students also explore the heroic journey, which allows them to better understand human suffering.

This fascinating subject has two main topics. The first explores raditional Chinese medicine’s acupuncture system, a fascinating system with more than 4000 years of clinical practice. The subject covers all of the channel pathways and has detailed information on all 361 acupuncture points. Emphasis is placed on understanding why points have specific effects, particularly by learning in detail the internal pathways of the channel system (where channels connect with the organs and muscles). The subject also looks at the importance of balancing the 3 main energy centres of the body and use of open point theory. The second topic emphasis es the importance of practitioner development. Included is a 3 day camp where students are taken through numerous techniques to learn stillness of the mind, meditation, 5 element tai-qi, internal Kung-Fu, self trust and much more. The internal state the practitioner can cultivate within themselves has a major impact on their work with clients – this subject is a must in any complementary training.

This is the first of our subjects aimed at helping clients with pain and poor posture. Students learn orthopaedic assessment and how to address neck and pelvic problems. This is an extremely useful subject, enabling students to help clients with headaches, neck tension, pain and poor posture. Neurological Approaches
This subject enables students to help clients with learning difficulties and a wide range of neurological conditions. It includes the traditional Chinese approach using acupuncture points to bring about improvements in brain function, memory, senses integration, balance, speech, reading and more. It provides the keys for tackling the Social Nervous System – a very hot topic in neurology research in the last decade. The Social Nervous System has impacts on relationships, learning, hearing, expression, self-soothing and long-term health. This subject also looks at Primitive and Postural reflexes. The students are taught a full primitive and postural reflex assessment and many techniques that can assist with the integration of those reflexes. Anyone wanting to address peak performance,
learning difficulties and other neurological conditions needs to know about these reflexes.

Integrative manual therapy provides detailed orthopaedic, neurological, joint mobility and range of motion assessments, muscle monitoring. This enables the client’s problem to be analysed.  Students then address the problem using trigger points, bowen manual release, joint mobility and tapping.

In this subject the student learns to produce a specific exercise program for the client based chief complaint and assessments. The STK assessments are analysed and appropriate exercises prescribed to the client. The exercise is demonstrated and trialled to ensure it is beneficial to the client. It is very useful in helping clients integrate and support the results of a STK session while at home. Students will learn how to prescribe specific active mobility, corrective stretching, corrective strenghtening and visio-motor drills to ensure that the client get’s the best results.

Nutrition and diet is the foundation of the body’s biochemistry. This subject enables students to understand and read hair tissue analysis, live blood analysis and Ph analysis. They learn to apply methods for improving a broad range of digestive issues using Western and Chinese medicine. The subject includes balances that address toxicity and food intolerances that are so common today. The structural component looks at the key areas of the cranium, jaw and the fascial trains that link different areas of the body. At the completion of the unit students have a complete integrative approach to improving posture, pain and structural problems.

The clinical conditions subject applies Holistic Kinesiology to common conditions that clients have. It integrates the many different approaches and gives the practitioner an integrative way of working with common issues like pain, headaches, sleep problems, fatigue, relationships and addictions.

Although Student Clinic starts much earlier in the course there are several Student Clinic days included towards the end of the course so students can practice working on clients after they have learned most or all of the Diploma level material. Cases are analysed in class and detailed feedback is provided.

Student Clinic is a critical aspect of becoming a confident practitioner, where students learn to professionally analyse and summarise cases.

SEE WHAT OUR SOME OF CCM GRADUATES HAVE TO SAY

Watch as Emma Sternberg, a CCM graduate and successful practicing Kinesiologist on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, discusses her course.

The college really is at the cutting edge area of health. It’s quiet frankly an education that is second to none.

NICK MOSS

I started studying with CCM when I was already working as a Psychotherapist when I realised I needed more than simply ‘Talk Therapy’ to support my clients needs. In my prior training we had not really explored Expressive Therapies or the power role of the Transpersonal but CCM offered the perfect integration of both.

LEONA DAWSON

The Transpersonal Counselling Advanced Diploma course has changed my lifestyle, my relationships and my personal and professional goals in life. I now teach Yoga with a different and improved perspective and hold space for my students to incorporate yogic techniques while maintaining a connection to their heart and embracing their own unique rhythm.

CATH BROWN

When I decided to study Kinesiology, it was important to me that I had the best education possible. I did a lot of research and decided that the College of Complementary Medicine was the only option.

LIESL FRANK

The incredible camaraderie and sense of community encouraged at CCM goes beyond the classroom to faculty management and administration. I haven’t experienced this sense of belonging at any other college and found that it made learning so much more enjoyable and valuable.

DEBRA SNEDDON

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