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Master of Applied Clinical Epidemiology (MACE)

What is MACE?

The Master of Applied Clinical Epidemiology (MACE) is a joint initiative from the University of Canberra and AIS. This unique, world-first degree is specifically designed for professionals who manage the health and performance of elite athletes.

With a strong focus on applying research evidence to clinical practice, graduates will understand the principles of performance health management whilst gaining skills and experience in the development of programs and initiatives that incorporate evidence-based frameworks across organisational change, health systems, leadership, epidemiology and implementation science to ensure elite athletes and personnel requiring physical fitness consistently perform at their very best.

Course content

Topics covered

Performance Health A Performance Health B
Models of prevention The role of personality in leading organisational change including feedback with an organisational psychologist.
Health surveillance Health Systems
Natural history of disease Implementation Frameworks
Classification of prevention measures Designing interventions
Screening programs Monitoring and Evaluation
Performance and health  
Leader Manager 360 Self Development

AIS MACE scholarship recipients

2020 recipients

  • Steve Hawkins, Lead Physiotherapist, Victorian Institute of Sport
  • Kate Watson, Performance Health Coordinator, Queensland Academy of Sport
  • Daniel Sheehy, Physiotherapist, ACT Academy of Sport
  • Gena Wallis, Physiotherapist, Tennis Australia
  • Warren McDonald, Chief Medical Officer, Rugby Australia

2019 participants

  • Ben Raysmith, Senior Physiotherapist, Athletics Australia
  • Melissa Crunkhorn, Performance Health Manager, Queensland Academy of Sport
  • David Spurrier, Physiotherapist, South Australian Sports Institute
  • Ben Pagett, Physiotherapist, Paralympics Australia

Further information

For further information about the MACE course or university enrolment process please contact Jeremy Witchalls.

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