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Exercise Medicine (Oncology)

Exercise is becoming a key element in the treatment of cancer patients, with ECU researchers leading the way through our Exercise Medicine Research Institute.

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These courses provide specialised knowledge and skills in the principles of health and fitness testing, exercise prescription development and program implementation, as well as understanding current best clinical practice in exercise medicine for cancer patients and survivors.

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Scholarships recognise those whose life journey may have been challenging, as well as students who've shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

A scholarship can help you realise your ambitions by paying for fees, text books and living expenses.

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ECU's Exercise Medicine Research Institute

Our Exercise Medicine Research Institute is a cross-disciplinary alliance of research centres and expertise, with extensive national and international linkages.

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  • I didn't realise that exercise could save my life

  • Investigating the benefits of exercise for cancer patients


  • "I wanted to work with the best"
    Rebekah Wilson
    Rebekah WilsonPhD candidate (Exercise Oncology)

    I decided to study at ECU for two reasons. Firstly, I wanted to move to a new country as I felt the only way to learn more was to get out of my comfort zone. And secondly, I moved here because of my supervisors. They are leading researchers in the exercise oncology field and I wanted to work with the best.

    A highlight for me so far has been presenting at the Asia-Pacific Prostate Cancer Conference during the first year of my PhD.

    In the future, I hope to stay within the university circles and share my wealth of information with young students to build a strong foundation for their careers.

  • "I was excited to study under the world-renowned professors in ECU's Exercise Medicine Research Institute"
    Joshila Devile
    Joshila DevileECU Exercise Medicine (Oncology) student

    I am currently the Exercise Clinic Lead at GenesisCare in the UK and wanted to gain a further qualification in Exercise Oncology. I was excited to study under the world-renowned professors in ECU's Exercise Medicine Research Institute, and online study made this possible.

    The course content is up-to-date and the format of the online study is well organised. The online discussion boards provide valuable support and are a good source of information.

    The research module that I completed has given me the confidence to present to a variety of audiences, including oncologists, patients and fellow health care professionals.

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