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PDC59136 - Menopause Mayhem and how it Impacts on Exercise Prescription

Course Details

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.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this micro-credential should work or study in the health and/or fitness profession.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • International
  • Domestic
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply
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Study Area
  • Health
Skill Area
  • Fitness Sport and Recreation
  • Health

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This micro-credential provides Professional Development for health and/or fitness professionals.

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 micro-credential, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Micro-credential Structure

3 hours

  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course 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.


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