What will I learn?

We all understand the benefits of better health and wellbeing. In enhancing your qualifications and increasing your understanding of how our bodies work, this program takes your career prospects to a higher and even healthier level.

The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology is a professional-entry-level degree that produces graduates who are eligible to register as an accredited exercise physiologist (AEP). You'll explore health and exercise from cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, metabolic, neuromuscular and even psychological perspectives.

At Southern Cross University's Health Clinic, you'll receive theoretical grounding towards being able to prescribe rehabilitation exercise for people with injury, disability or chronic disease.

Accredited exercise physiologists can provide exercise testing, preventative exercise programs and specialist rehabilitation exercise interventions for people living with chronic diseases, disability or injury with career options existing in private practice, hospitals, aged care facilities and rehabilitation centres.

Major areas of study

The course provides an advanced understanding of the theoretical and practical components of clinical exercise physiology.

The course covers Exercise and Sport Science Australia target pathologies including cardiac disease, pulmonary conditions, cancer, metabolic diseases, renal disease, musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, neurological and immunological conditions and exercise for mental health. Graduates will be able to apply knowledge to specific population groups, including older people.

Career opportunities

Graduates are suited to employment in various settings including private practice with referrals from General Practitioners, rehabilitation centres, community health, multidisciplinary allied health clinics, workplace health centres, hospitals and aged care facilities.

Clinical exercise physiology is a relatively new allied health profession. Accredited exercise physiologists work in chronic disease prevention and management, and rehabilitation services (chronic disease and musculoskeletal rehabilitation) in rural and metropolitan areas.

Clinical exercise physiology is an allied health profession that is part of the Medicare, Department of Veterans' Affairs and private health insurance systems.

Which department am I in?

School of Health and Human Sciences

CRICOS

071787E

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,600.00 (US$ 21,988) per year
AUD $3,700 per unit
Start date

Expected July 2022

Venue

Southern Cross University

Lismore Campus,

Military Road,

EAST LISMORE,

New South Wales,

2480, NORTH COAST, Australia

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,600.00 (US$ 21,988) per year
AUD $3,700 per unit
Start date

Expected July 2022

Venue

Bilinga Campus

Room A1.11, Southern Cross Drive,

BILINGA,

Queensland,

4225, GOLD COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants without a degree but with substantial relevant work experience may be admitted. Other English Language Requirements accepted: TOEFL score of 550 (no band less than 4.5 in TWE); or PTE Academic score of 50; or CAE score of 52 or comparable.

For international students

Applicants seeking admission to the Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology will have completed:

successfully completed a Bachelor’s Degree that is accredited with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) at the level of Exercise Science; or

met the requirements of ESSA’s Graduate Assessment for Postgraduate Study.

Applicants must have IELTS - 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; CAE - 58; TOEFL PBT - 570 min 5.0 (TWE); TOEFL iBT - 79 with no less than 21 in writing and 20 in other areas; PTE - 58 with no communicative score less than 50; ISPLR - 4 in all 4 skill areas.

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

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