In collaboration with Restore Movement Physiotherapy and La Trobe University: Master in Sports Physiotherapy Program

A FT/PT, paid program

What is it?
A full-time or part-time, paid program. Our graduate program is designed to help you explore your unique potential.

Can I apply?
Are you in the last year of your degree? Final year students, this is for you.

When does it start?
Depending on the intake timing, our Graduate Program may commence Jan, July or September.

What will I get to do?
As one of our Grads, expect significant client exposure, hands-on projects and multiple networking opportunities. You’ll get relevant professional training and feedback from your seniors and professional staff throughout your program, with the chance to learn from and work with professionals across the industry.

Why should I choose this program?
• You get a comprehensive, innovative and dedicated development program from an award-winning Sports Medicine Clinic.
• Unforgettable experiences working with clients, patients, teams of Elite Akademy. The immersive nature of the program is dedicated to our Grads.
• Work on high-impact, meaningful and purpose-led projects.
• Networking opportunities with industry professionals.
• Volunteer with local charities and organisations through hands-on or skilled volunteering.
• The chance to form unforgettable bonds and friendships with the Elite Akademy Family, our Alumni and the Restore Movement Team.

The Acumen of the Ideal Physiotherapist

Clinical Reasoning
What will you get to do?
• Gain enviable client-facing skills as you craft and deliver innovative solutions for our clients’ most complex problems.
• Build your understanding of our client’s lifestyle and typical challenges that they face.
• Use the latest tech tools to develop creative solutions and help prepare solutions, plans and reports.
Supervisors:
• Kusal Goonewardena
• Shayne Chatfield
• Steve Sandor
• Henry Wajswelner

Clinical Skills
What will you get to do?
• Provide hands on technical know-how general to public, private, VIP, elite, sub-elite and not-for-profit clients.
• Apply design-thinking approaches to case studies.
• Perform substantive tech testing using data analytics to develop and present client plans and reports.
Supervisors:
• Kusal Goonewardena
• Shayne Chatfield
• Steve Sandor
• Henry Wajswelner

Communication
What will you get to do?
• Apply human-centred principles to help connect with clients.
• Foster more inclusive and diverse workplace scenarios by implementing new initiatives and developing leadership capabilities.
• Work alongside our most senior physiotherapists and practitioners on complex issues such as client management, organisation design, strategic change management, people transformation, effective rewards programs and risk mitigation.
Supervisors:
• Kusal Goonewardena
• Steve Sandor

Leadership Skills
What will you get to do?
• Learn the QQV Formula for People Management.
• Improve on the 17 qualities of leadership.
• Capacity to put into practice the leadership traits that are inherent to you.
Supervisors:
• Kusal Goonewardena

Management Skills
What will you get to do?
• Be trained in core technical skills and receive extensive management training to ace your career in the management market.
• Work hand-in-hand with clients to offer end-to-end quantitative solutions – from strategic advice to solution management.
• Hone your skills, challenge your approach to delivering projects, collaborate with our top personnel and build your confidence in engaging with clients.
Supervisors:
• Kusal Goonewardena

Marketing Skills
What will you get to do?
• Identify core issues and provide clients and the community with science-backed, data-driven approaches to resolutions.
• Use a variety of online tools to analyse approaches, the data and generate insights.
• Enable your knowledge to be delivered to the population using stories that are backed by research and experience.
Supervisors:
• Kusal Goonewardena
• Anna-Karin Mangefors

Team Building
What will you get to do?
• Work in small, flexible teams to deliver innovative thinking and health & wellbeing recommendations for our clients.
• Be involved in broader practice activities such as business development, case studies, specialist training and team events.
• Given responsibilities early, you’ll get to work with big name clients and be a part of a multidisciplinary team of experts with diverse backgrounds in sports, sports medicine, sports technology, sports administration, politics, science, engineering and law (just to name a few!).
Supervisors:
• Kusal Goonewardena
• Anna-Karin Mangefors

Networking
What will you get to do?
• Provide colleagues, clients and mentees with insightful analysis in career planning and progression.
• Learn how to build a database of professional, industry specific and family oriented clients.
Supervisors:
• Kusal Goonewardena
• Steve Sandor
• Ann-Karin Mangefors

Technology
What will you get to do?
• Understand how our cutting-edge innovative engineering solutions do what they do.
• Contribute to designs, solutions, and engage in pathways to improve client solutions, experience and networking.
• Team up with our tech partners to provide solutions that include cloud, network, security, to help create application-focused solutions.
Supervisors:
• Kusal Goonewardena

Professional Recognition Pathway
What will you get to do?
• Be mentored in the opportunity to further your skillset, mindset and collaborative efforts.
• Connect with Post Graduate Opportunities to specialise your experience.
• Learn which post graduate courses are for you.
Supervisors:
• Kusal Goonewardena
• Henry Wajswelner

Community Building
What will you get to do?
• Conduct community and people oriented awareness programs.
• Integrate physical, digital spaces to add meaning to people.
• Understand human behaviour and create meaningful experiences that impact people’s lives.
Supervisors:
• Kusal Goonewardena
• Steve Sandor

Research
What will you get to do?
• Gather data and information from external sources, Elite Akademy knowledge bases and client sources to deliver tailored client solutions.
• Conduct core analysis and present findings to high-value clients, communities, organisations and institutions.
• Research industry trends, analyse and interpret health, wellness and technology needs, and translate them into solutions.
Supervisors:
• Kusal Goonewardena
• Henry Wajswelner

Mentoring
What will you get to do?
• Understand that the fastest way to learn is to teach others.
• Become a mentor for a junior mentee at university level.
• Create workshops, seminars and round table experience sharing opportunities for mentees.
Supervisors:
• Kusal Goonewardena
• Henry Wajswelner

Unique Experiences – University Nationals, National and State Level Sport, Seminars/Workshops and Retreats
What will you get to do?
• Attend the University Nationals as a therapist to work with high level athletes.
• Become a junior therapist for national and international sporting events.
• Attend Seminars, Workshops and Retreats for VIPS in Australia and Overseas.
Supervisors:
• Kusal Goonewardena
• Shayne Chatfield
• Anna-Karin Mangefors