To purchase this micro-credential

Visit the website Menopause Mayhem and how it Impacts on Exercise Prescription and complete the following steps:

  1. Go to “How to Apply” 
  2. Add this micro-credential (and others) to a shopping cart 🛒 
  3. Login or establish your account if you don’t already have one

Course Summary:

Menopause is the official cessation of periods. However, just like puberty, this hormonal shift is unique to each woman in both severity of symptoms and length of duration. These factors have an effect on the health and fitness goals of your peri and postnatal client. There are distinct differences that impact on results between training older women to older men. This online micro-credential will include the right questions to ask to engage empathetically and the right modifications needed to ensure your fitness programming and practices are catering to both menopausal and post-menopausal women.

This micro-credential provides a non-creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Gain a clear understanding of the definition and associated changes related to menopause
  2. Develop a comprehensive question toolbox to create empathetic engagement
  3. Outline a range of exercise considerations and modifications for the menopausal client
  4. Identify where and when to refer clients to other health professionals
  5. Define appropriate communication to this client group within your scope as a health and fitness professional.

Assessment: Online Quiz

Fee: $150

Duration: 5 hours

Intakes:  Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Study Mode:  Online

Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations: Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Enquiries:  CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au

To purchase this micro-credential

Visit the website Pelvic Floor Proficiency in the Fitness Setting and complete the following steps:

  1. Go to “How to Apply” 
  2. Add this micro-credential (and others) to a shopping cart 🛒 
  3. Login or establish your account if you don’t already have one

Course Summary:

Demonstrating pelvic floor contractions in person is much more effective than reading a pamphlet. Effectively cueing pelvic floor is much more than switch on your core, yet many fitness professionals shy away from the P word! This online micro-credential will empower you to confidently cue pelvic floor muscles to switch on and also importantly, how to switch them off, both in isolation and in movement. The cues are slightly modified for both female and male pelvic muscles. However, the importance of understanding the role of the pelvic floor, correct breathing, and posture will impact positively on all of your clients’ ability to lift heavier weights and perform the explosive activity without putting their pelvic floor at risk.

This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Learning Outcomes:  

  1. Articulate clearly to clients the true meaning of core
  2. Describe the spectrum of pelvic floor dysfunction; including pelvic organ prolapse (POP), weak and hypertonicity
  3. Outline the role of the breath in pelvic floor contractions in supporting the pelvic floor
  4. Outline the role of posture in supporting the pelvic floor
  5. Describe the basic anatomy of the pelvic region and how to cue pelvic floor contractions in isolation, and in movement
  6. Outline how to work clearly within your scope of practice and know when to refer to other health professionals
  7. Define appropriate communication with this client group within your scope as a health and fitness professional.
AssessmentOnline Quiz

Fee:  $210

Duration:  7 hours

CPD Hours:  7

Intakes:  Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Study Mode:  Online

Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations:
This course provides Professional Development for health and fitness professionals.
Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

Course Enquiries:  CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au

To purchase this micro-credential

Visit the website Scope of Practice and Power of Language as a Fitness Professional and complete the following steps:

  1. Go to “How to Apply” 
  2. Add this micro-credential (and others) to a shopping cart 🛒 
  3. Login or establish your account if you don’t already have one

Course Summary:

The language around Scope of Practice and Duty of Care can be wordy and confusing. Yet, if you are able to fully understand and confidently articulate it to others, then your level of professionalism will be increased ten-fold. This online micro-credential will clarify the difference between sympathy and empathy, and provide an understanding of the nuances of your language, which can translate into powerful questioning and strong relationships between yourself and your clients.

This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Learning Outcomes:  

  1. Gain a clear understanding of what is exactly in your Scope of Practice as a fitness professional working in Australia and feel confident explaining to others, including Allied Health Professionals
  2. Develop powerful questions to your professional toolbox to engage new clients
  3. Understand how empathy, not sympathy, can impact positively on the health and well-being outcomes of your clients
  4. Define appropriate communication to this client group within your scope as a health and fitness professional.

      Assessment:  Online Quiz

      Fee:  $55

      Duration:  2 hours

      CPD Hours:  2 hours

      Intakes:  Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

      Study Mode:  Online

      Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations:

      This course provides Professional Development for health and fitness professionals.

      Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

      Course Enquiries:  CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au


      To purchase this micro-credential

      Visit the website Periodisation for Periods in the Fitness Setting and complete the following steps:

      1. Go to “How to Apply” 
      2. Add this micro-credential (and others) to a shopping cart 🛒 
      3. Login or establish your account if you don’t already have one

      Course Summary:

      The menstrual cycle is clearly divided into different phases according to hormone changes and ovulation. These changes significantly influence the body’s reaction to exercise. Imagine if you knew the secret to easily enhance your client’s health and fitness goals, just by asking what phase of their menstrual cycle they are in? This online micro-credential clarifies the confusion around a woman’s menstrual cycle and how each phase relates to muscle hypertrophy. Using a case study you will be able to create a program bespoke to your client needs and in alignment with their cycle.

      This micro-credential provides a non-creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

      Learning Outcomes:

      1. Gain a clear understanding of the different phases of the menstrual cycle
      2. Develop a toolkit of questions and suggestions to create an empathetic and safe environment for female clients
      3. Understand how to easily create a monthly program to increase hypertrophy of muscles – periodisation of periods
      4. Define appropriate communication to this client group within your scope as a health and fitness professional.

      Assessment: Online Quiz

      Fee: $110

      Duration: 4 hours

      Intakes: Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

      Study Mode: Online

      Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations: Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

      Course Enquiries:  CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au

      To purchase this micro-credential

      Visit the website Safe Exercise Programming Through Pregnancy and complete the following steps:

      1. Go to “How to Apply” 
      2. Add this micro-credential (and others) to a shopping cart 🛒 
      3. Login or establish your account if you don’t already have one

      Course Summary:

      Although every woman and every pregnancy is unique, there is much that the fitness professional must be aware of to confidently create fitness programs for their pregnant clients and their individual needs. This online micro-credential will outline key issues that relate to pregnancy and exercise and how the three trimesters impact on exercise programming. Case studies will show examples of effective exercises and modification advice for each trimester, as well as sample questions that can be incorporated into your Par Q (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) for Safe Exercise.

      This online micro-credential provides a non-creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

      Learning Outcomes:

      1. Gain confidence to ask the right questions to create bespoke fitness programs for pregnant women that are congruent to their starting fitness position and personal goals
      2. Describe the various risks and concerns during pregnancy
      3. Develop skills to confidently modify programming according to the three trimesters of pregnancy
      4. Outline how to work clearly in your scope of practice and know when to refer
      5. Define appropriate communication to this client group within your scope as a health and fitness professional.

      Assessment: Online Quiz

      Fee: $150

      Duration: 5 hours

      Intakes: Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

      Study Mode: Online

      Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations: Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

      Course Enquiries:  CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au

      To purchase this micro-credential

      Visit the website Working with Transgender or Non-Binary Clients in the Fitness Setting and complete the following steps:

      1. Go to “How to Apply” 
      2. Add this micro-credential (and others) to a shopping cart 🛒 
      3. Login or establish your account if you don’t already have one

      Course Summary:

      Gender is moving from the rigid definitive of the male or female to a continuum. Changes to our traditional view of gender can be confronting and difficult to understand. Trying to correctly navigate the “new” terminology around LTGBQI persons leave many in fear of “getting it wrong.”

      This online Short Course will include a list of acronyms, terms and identify how to correctly use pronouns so that people other than heterosexual, gender-normed, may also feel equally included. Also included are exercise considerations for those who are in transition and a list of where both you and your clients can go for further help and support. Case studies will be given to model empathetic initial consultations.

      Learning Outcomes:  

      1. Gain a clear understanding of phrases, words, and acronyms used within the LTGBQI community 
      2. Describe practical examples of how to phrase questions and modify the physical environment to be more inclusive 
      3. Outline the exercise considerations for those transitioning gender
      4. Define appropriate communication to this client group within your scope as a health and fitness professional.

          Assessment:  Online Quiz

          Fee:  $75

          Duration:  3 hours

          CPD Hours:  3

          Intakes:  Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

          Study Mode:  Online

          Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations:

          This course provides Professional Development for health and fitness professionals.

          Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

          Course Enquiries:  CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au