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Athlete Performance Health

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

Performance Health A Performance Health B Performance Health CPerformance Health D
Models of prevention The role of personality in leading organisational change Understanding organisational structure Leadership 360 Self Development
Health surveillance Health Systems Organisational networks Leadership theory and practice
Natural history of disease Implementation frameworks Models of planned change management Performance health strategy development
Classification of prevention measures Designing interventions Planning for change in high performance environments Strategic communications
Health evaluation and screening programs Monitoring and evaluation   
Performance and health Science communication   
Leader Manager 360 Self Development  

AIS MACE scholarship recipients

2021 recipients
  • Claire Rees, Lead NSW Physiotherapist, Sailing Australia
  • Ashleigh Olive, Psychologist, Queensland Academy of Sport
  • Michael Wood, Head Physiotherapist, Hockey Australia
  • David Hayes, Athlete Health Lead, Cycling Australia
  • Alanna Antcliff, Head Physiotherapist, Netball Australia
  • Victoria Shelley, Physiotherapist, Tennis Australia
  • Kerry Staples, Physiotherapist, Netball QLD Firebirds
  • Maria Jose Striegl, Physiotherapist, Tennis Australia
  • Emily Khalfan, Physiotherapist, Cricket Tasmania
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 recipients
  • 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 university enrolment process please contact Jeremy Witchalls, University of Canberra Associate Professor.

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