Health Sciences

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

School of Exercise Science, Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology – Strathfield

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Course overview

Students will gain knowledge and appropriate skills in screening, assessment, and provision of exercise intervention in multiple applications across the lifespan, including prevention and management of chronic disease(s), workplace conditioning, and sport.

The course prepares graduates to enter the job market as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP)

AEPs work across the lifespan of client needs in any environment that requires an allied health professional who can prescribe effective exercise prescription for the management of complex chronic conditions and prevent injury and disease and promote healthy lifestyle factors, such as:

  • hospital or community health environments
  • private practice
  • workplace/industrial settings
  • aged-care
  • a sport rehabilitation setting

Course structure

To achieve the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology you must complete 120 credit points (CP) from the schedule of unit offerings.

Breakdown of credit points required to complete the course:

120 CP from Coursework units (below)

Coursework units

Unit code Credit points Unit name Prerequisites (P)
Incompatible Units (I)
EXSC633 10 Lifestyle Exercise Counselling  
EXSC632 10 Neurological Analysis, Prescription and Rehabilitation  
EXSC634 10 Musculoskeletal Analysis, Prescription and Rehabilitation  
EXSC639 10 Applied Anatomy for Clinical Exercise Physiologists  
EXSC636 10 Responsible Clinical Practice  
EXSC635 10 Cardiometabolic Analysis and Rehabilitation  
EXSC611 10 Occupational Assessment and Rehabilitation EXSC634
EXSC637 10 Clinical Experience 1 EXSC632 and EXSC634
EXSC638 40 Clinical Experience 2 EXSC637 Clinical Experience 1


Three semester’s full-time or part-time equivalent

Study mode

On campus at either Melbourne or Strathfield (Sydney).