Welcome to Sonia Online - The Sydney School of Health Sciences (Exercise & Sports Science and Exercise Physiology)

Log in issues: If you encounter any difficulties accessing/logging into SONIA contact ICT Help Desk on 02 9351 2000


Exercise Physiology UG and PG HAVE ACCESS TO 2 INSTANCES OF SONIA (each instance has a different purpose):

·         FMH - VERIFICATION (NSW Health requirements) and

·         FMH – Exercise and Sports Science (FMH requirements)

FMH – Verification:

Upload the documents listed below to the relevant field under the Checks tab

·         Student Summary Sheet

·         Police Check

·         Immunisation (completed Vaccination Record Card with evidence of protection against certain infectious diseases)

·         Influenza (required annually for placements from 1 Jun to 30 Sep each year)

·         COVID 1

·         COVID 2

·         COVID Booster

Email [email protected]  with questions regarding these checks

Student verification collate the documents above and submit them to NSW health to be reviewed and updated onto their database ClinConnect.
Once you are verified by NSW Health the information from ClinConnect will feed into Sonia:FMH-Exercise and Sports Science overnight. 

 Verification Information Pack - https://www.sydney.edu.au/content/dam/students/documents/enrolment/course-requirements/health/nsw-ministry-health-verification-pack.pdf

FMH – Exercise and Sports Science (FMH requirements)

Upload, enter and complete the following:

·         Upload * Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate under the Checks tab

·         Enter * Working with Children Check number (WWCC) E.g. WWC0123456A

·         Complete * Student Placement Declaration (once for entire degree) under the Forms tab

Email [email protected] with CPR, WWCC, Student Declaration and placement related queries

Exercise Physiology (UG4 & GEM) students: 

  1.  All placement information is provided in the FMH-Exercise and Sports Science instance of Sonia
  2.  If your mandatory checks are not valid for the entire duration of the block that you are allocated to a placement for you will not be able to view the details of your placement allocation. 
  3.  Check your status under the 'Checks' tab

Useful Student Links

Scholarships, Grants and Memberships

HETI – Health Education and Training Institute Grants (Rural placements);  HETI Rural Allied Health Undergraduate Scholarship

ACEN – Australian Collaborative Education Network Scholarships

SARRAH – Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health Student Membership

ASMIRT (DR) – Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Membership and Scholarships (DR Only)

University Scholarships - Domestic Student; International Students; Faculty of Medicine and Health

University Financial Support – If you experience financial difficulties that impact on your studies, you may be able to apply for financial support. The University has a number of bursaries and interest free loans to assist with essential study and living costs.

Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) – Professional and confidential psychological and mental health services are free and available through CAPS

Student Uniforms

Student Accommodation

HETI Accommodation List

University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) – Covering Central NSW Mid-North Coast (Tamworth, Taree, Armidale, Moree, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour); Broken Hill

University Centre of Rural Health (UCRH) – Covering Northern NSW from Grafton to Lismore. Click here for more information

Three Rivers UDRH – For placements within the footprint of Albury, Dubbo, Orange, Wagga Wagga, Griffith, Temora, Tumut

Please also see the list of documents on the top right hand of this screen for more accommodation options.

Important Privacy Information for Students

The Placements & Work Integrated Learning team is sometimes asked to provide additional basic information about you to the placement organisation. We usually only provide your name and your student identification number. The purpose of providing additional information is so that if needed, the placement organisation can contact you for important pre-placement communication. You may still be required to present any original compliance documents to the site on the first day of placement. 

The additional information we may be asked to provide about you to placement organisations is: 

·         Your university email address 

·         Your mobile phone number 

·         Your date of birth 

·         If you have a current National Police Certificate (National Criminal Record Check) 

·         Information about your verification status 

·         Your Working with Children Check number or similar information for other state/territories 

We have also been asked to make your contact details available to other students of this faculty, who may be going on a placement in the same organisation as you or in the same rural town. This is to allow the opportunity for you to support each other during the placement period. The contact details we may provide to the other students would be your name, university email address and mobile phone number. 

Some placement organisations may also ask you for your home address. We will not release this information. Unless it is necessary for them to undertake a National Criminal Record Check on you as part of their organisations policy, you are not obliged to provide your home address to them. If a "home" address is needed for any other purpose for the placement, you may use the street address of the faculty, which is: Level 8, Susan Wakil Health Building D18, Western Avenue, The University of Sydney, NSW (New South Wales), 2006. 

Our general communication with you will be via your university email, phone, SMS and other University systems.  

Please note that SMS notifications will only be sent in specific high priority circumstances. No links will be provided via SMS and you will not be asked to provide personal details to us from an SMS. 

We take your privacy and the privacy legislation very seriously. If you do not want the Work Integrated Learning team to provide any or some of this information as indicated above, please notify us via email at [email protected].  We will not release any other information about you to the placement organisations or other students without your written permission.