Q. How long is the Diploma of Kinesiology with this college?
ANS. The Diploma is 2 years/four semesters.
Q. Can I do the course part time?
ANS. Yes, the course is 2 years (four full time semesters). This can be extended to a 3 year time frame. We generally suggest deferring alternate semesters so that you can complete each semester over an extended period.
Q. Can I do this course if I am working full time?
ANS. Most students who are studying at this college are working at least part time and many are working full time. Most of the training occurs on weekends (about every 3rd on average), which makes training accessible for most people. Supervised practice occurs 3 times a week, on Tuesday evenings, Thursday evenings and Friday mornings. Coming to one of these sessions per week is recommended.
Q. Do you teach the Diploma of Kinesiology online?
ANS. The units and course components that do not directly involve practical therapeutic skill development are supplied as correspondence training. However, all the components that involve hands-on skill development are done face to face for best results.
Q. Can I do the course when I live in a remote location?
ANS. Most definitely. We have designed the course so only the hands-on therapeutic skills are taught face to face. These are taught over weekends, two to three weeks apart, during the semester. When distance students attend these, they come early and do some supervised practice while they are near campus to keep up with practice and their assessments. This has been working very well and we have many students from far afield.
Q. What happens if I can’t make a training date, can I still do the course?
ANS. Yes of course. We video each lecture so you can watch the video and read the manuals in your own time. You can also practice the skills in the supervised practice. If you give us notice, you can also resit the course in the next semester at no charge.
Q. How much time outside of face-to-face training do I need to devote each week?
ANS. Six hours per week of study and practice is sufficient for most people to stay on top of study.
Q. How does the cost of the course compare to other colleges?
ANS. This college is the least expensive of all other colleges.
Q. Are there any hidden costs?
ANS. No. There are no other fees. All training, manuals and assessments are included in the one price.
Q. If I don’t pass an assessment is there any extra expense to re-sit the assessment?
ANS. There are no extra expenses to re-sit an assessment.
Q. Can I afford the course if I am on a low income?
ANS. Yes. Our payment Option 2 allows students to pay off the training at $440 per month, which equates to about $110 per week. This means it will take you longer to pay it off, but the monthly expense is lower. There is no loading or interest charges for this option.
Q. If I do the Short Course does it disadvantage me if I want to do the Diploma later?
ANS. No, not at all. The Short Course classes are the first four practical weekends of the Diploma. When you do the Short Course you can convert to the Diploma and use your attendance to carry forward into the Diploma. The cost of the Short Course will be taken off the cost of the Diploma, so there are no extra expenses.
Q. If I am studying Kinesiology at another college and I want to move, can I transfer across to this college?
ANS. Yes of course. We always try to accommodate transferring students and give them as much recognition for prior learning as possible.