Previous Version Version Effective: 17th of November, 2021
Version Effective: 17th of November, 2021

PDC59177 - Working with Transgender or Non-Binary Clients in the Fitness Setting

Course Details

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 micro-credential 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.

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
  • Domestic
  • International
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 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.


Online Quiz

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