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PDC59198 - Periodisation for Periods in the Fitness Setting

Course Details

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.

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

For direct access to the micro-credential, visit our Learning Management Site: Be Different

Simply set up an account on the site to pay and access the micro-credential you wish to study.

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

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

4 hours

  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course 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.


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