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Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Gain the extensive knowledge, skills and experience in clinical exercise delivery to be able to provide health modification counselling for people with chronic disease and injury.

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Years Full Time

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Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

Accredited exercise physiologists specialise in clinical exercise interventions for people with a broad range of health issues. Those people may be at risk of developing, or have existing, medical conditions and injuries. The aims of exercise physiology interventions are to prevent or manage acute, sub- acute or chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness. These interventions are exercise-based and include health and physical activity education, advice and support and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.

Accredited exercise physiologists work across a range of health settings including public and private hospitals, private and multidisciplinary clinics, government and not-for profit organisations, workplace health and rehabilitation, aged care facilities, fitness centres, gymnasiums and sports organisations.

Accredited exercise physiologists offer a range of services which include behavioural coaching, health education, exercise counselling and physical rehabilitation. Services include:

the prescription of tailored exercise programs
promoting leisure-time and incidental activity
counselling to reduce sedentary behaviours.
Accredited exercise physiologists specialise in clinical exercise interventions for people with a broad range of health issues. Those people may be at risk of developing, or have existing, medical conditions and injuries. The aims of exercise physiology interventions are to prevent or manage acute, sub- acute or chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness. These interventions are exercise-based and include health and physical activity education, advice and support and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.

Accredited exercise physiologists work across a range of health settings including public and private hospitals, private and multidisciplinary clinics, government and not-for profit organisations, workplace health and rehabilitation, aged care facilities, fitness centres, gymnasiums and sports organisations.

Accredited exercise physiologists offer a range of services which include behavioural coaching, health education, exercise counselling and physical rehabilitation. Services include:

the prescription of tailored exercise programs
promoting leisure-time and incidental activity
counselling to reduce sedentary behaviours.

Further Study

Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies in research.
Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies in research.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2019
$47,800.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2018
$78,600.00
Total Course Fee - 2019
$78,600.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent.
(2) Applicants must compete for a place in Semester 1 if they have either;
(a) a bachelor's degree that has been accredited by Exercise & Sport Science Australia at the 'Exercise Science' level;
or
(b) an official ESSA "Graduate Entry Assessment" letter that demonstrates equivalence with "Exercise Science" members.
(3) All other applicants must compete for a place in Semester 2, and must have a relevant bachelor's degree that included foundation units in anatomy, functional anatomy, human physiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology and research methods/statistics.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—
(a) the weighted average mark;
and
(b) the intake quota for that semester.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

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Course details

This course is designed to provide a holistic understanding of the use of exercise as a modality in the treatment of musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, metabolic and other chronic and complex conditions.

About The Course

In the past 20 years, under the guidance of a professional body – Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), accredited Exercise Physiologists (EPs) have gained national recognition as the allied health professional with the knowledge and experience to prescribe exercise for people with chronic and complex medical conditions. EPs now have provider status with the Health Insurance Commission (Medicare), as well as many private and government health and compensable insurance schemes.

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 73520
CRICOS code
  • 089267D
Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 73520
CRICOS code
  • 089267D
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology - Coursework

Course Structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Why study clinical exercise physiology?

The course prepares you for work in the following areas:

  • Clinical practice - for example, a rehabilitation practitioner within the private sector or hospital clinics.
  • Corporate - for example, as a company in-house rehabilitation specialist or injury management coordinator
  • Government - for example, as a case manager at the Insurance Commission
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Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

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Industry engagement

The course also involves a high level of engagement with AEPs and other industry professionals, with a significant component of learning taking place in a clinical setting.

Course Accreditation

The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology is a National University Course Accreditation Program (NUCAP) accredited course. Graduates may apply to Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) within two years of completing the course for credentialing as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP).

School of Human Sciences

The School of Human Sciences applies a broad, interdisciplinary approach to understanding human function and how it adapts to change and challenges.
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