What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at UNE is a multidisciplinary program that develops a comprehensive understanding of the scientific and applied aspects of sport, exercise and health. The course includes core studies in human structure, function and behaviour before further study on the acute and chronic physiological and psychological responses to exercise in healthy individuals and those with chronic and complex health conditions. In the first three years of study, analytical, technical and professional skills are developed in the areas of movement analysis, health and fitness assessment and exercise training for health and performance. The final year of study provides advanced training in chronic disease management, functional conditioning and clinical practice. Students complete 500 hours of workplace experience to practice exercise-based management of neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, metabolic and other health conditions. Graduates are recognised for their expertise in the clinical application of exercise-based rehabilitation.

For students commencing in Trimester 2 this course is only offered in a part-time mode.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this course can be employed as an Exercise Physiologist in a range of settings (hospital, private clinic, workplace health). Exercise Physiologists are recognised allied health professionals with Medicare, the Department of Veteran Affairs and some private health insurers. Additional career opportunities are available in the clinical sciences (cardiac/respiratory/sleep technician), sports (strength and conditioning, sports science) and the health and wellbeing industry (personal trainer, health and wellbeing consultant/educator).

Course Aims

This course aims to provide a range of learning experiences to develop expertise in the clinical application of evidence based exercise interventions to manage a variety of complex and/or chronic health conditions. This is facilitated following the acquisition of core knowledge and skills across the sub- disciplines of Exercise and Sports Science as identified by Exercise and Sports Science Australia. This includes, but is not limited to, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control/learning, exercise and sport psychology, human nutrition/development/health.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of the sub-disciplines of exercise and sports science with an in-depth understanding of their clinical applications, including the creative endeavor involved in acquiring knowledge, and the contestable and testable nature of scientific knowledge;

use scientific literacy to analyse and evaluate the relationships between exercise, athletic performance and health within a global context;

communicate specialist advice on safe and effective participation in physical activity to improve health and/or performance, and prevent injury and/or disease;

use knowledge of injury and disease etiology, pathophysiology/pathomechanics and common medical interventions to manage/rehabilitate individuals with chronic and/or complex medical conditions or injuries through physical activity interventions; and

provide evidence based health care services in individual and team environments that adhere to Australian health care policy, safety guidelines and ethical frameworks.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,600.00 (US$ 23,474) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 27 June 2022


University of New England (UNE)

Armidale Campus,


New South Wales,

2351, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Online/Distance (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,600.00 (US$ 23,474) per year
The given fee for full time and it's a guide for online students

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 27 June 2022

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have completed an educational qualification considered equivalent to Year 12 in Australia.

Students who have completed 120 credit points of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology. Admission is granted on the basis of meritorious study (a Credit grade point average (GPA) across the following 12 core units of study - EXSC210, EXSC220, EXSC230, EXSC239, EXSC240, EXSC260, EXSC310, EXSC335, EXSC340, EXSC360, EXSC360, EXSC375, HUMN240 and PSYC308). Students entering the course through this pathway will be required to complete a further 72 credit points as listed in the program of study.

Assumed knowledge is Mathematics.

Recommended studies: Biology and/or Chemistry.

An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5; or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test; or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component; or a PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of New England (UNE)

UNE is the only Australian public university awarded the maximum 5 stars for overall experience 15 years in a row (The Good Universities Guide 2021).

  • Based in Armidale & Sydney, New South Wales in Australia
  • International students from 70 different nationalities
  • The Armidale campus is spread over an area of 74 hectares
  • On campus student accommodation options in Armidale