Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Domestic application early closing date is 8 December 2017.

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
076036D
Location:
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield
Duration:

1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

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This Masters degree looks at how exercise is used as a preventative, prescriptive and rehabilitative process for complex and chronic disease, work-related injuries and to promote good health.

The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology will develop knowledge and skills in:

  • anatomy
  • physiology
  • biomechanics
  • motor control and learning
  • psychology.

As an exercise physiologist, you will understand what’s involved in:

  • exercise testing and prescription
  • movement analysis
  • sport performance
  • mental well-being.

This specialisation will provide professional training, skills, competencies and clinical practicum hours needed for accreditation by the Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability

  • Brisbane (Attendance)
  • Melbourne (Attendance)
  • Strathfield (Attendance)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment

No deferment available.

Credit Points

120

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
Strathfield
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
  • Average first year fee: $7258 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only; subject to passage of legislation)
Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

A 10% rebate on fees will be offered to domestic ACU graduates (from any faculty) enrolling in full fee-paying postgraduate studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences to commence studying in 2015 and until further notice. Conditions apply.

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must:

    1. have completed a bachelor degree that is accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) at Exercise Science level, with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 4.6 on the ACU 7 point scale;
      OR
    2. have attained ESSA Graduate assessment, and a non-ESSA accredited bachelor degree with a grade point average of at least 4.6 on the ACU 7 point scale;
      OR
    3. have attained Exercise Science accreditation and a non-ESSA accredited bachelor degree with a grade point average of at least 4.6 on the ACU 7 point scale;
  1. submit evidence of a current First Aid and CPR Certificate or proof of current enrolment in a First Aid and/or CPR course;
  2. submit a letter of application (300-500 words) outlining the reasons for their interest in the course;
  3. submission of a supporting professional referee’s report.

The number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are limited and selection is highly competitive. Applicants who are unsuccessful in securing a CSP offer may still be offered a place in the course as a fee-paying student.

Direct Applications

Chronic disease management, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, return-to-work conditioning, primary prevention/wellness, health and fitness, strength and conditioning, workplace wellness, community health.

Students are required to complete 500 hours of professional clinical experience.

From 2014-2018, any graduate of our Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology degree at the Strathfield or Melbourne campus can apply to become an accredited Exercise Physiologist. In Brisbane, where the program is commencing in 2018, accreditation will be granted in 2019 - once its first cohort is in its final semester.

  • As an accredited exercise physiologist, they are eligible to apply for a provider number through Medicare, The Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs, state-based Workcover, Comcare and many private health insurers, including Medibank Private, GMF Health, MBF, HBF, Grand United, NIB, CBHS, Teachers Health Fund, Australian Unity, HCF, AHM and Reserve Bank Health.

Students are eligible to become an accredited Exercise Physiologist 'through Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)'.

Students are required to undertake a criminal record check prior to the commencement of professional practice experience.

Victorian students are also required to undertake a Working with Children check.

Applicants must have an overall academic IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in every band) or equivalent.

Graduates who complete the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology, may be eligible to enter a PhD program at ACU. Opportunities may also exist to undertake clinical research.

Domestic Students

This Masters degree looks at how exercise is used as a preventative, prescriptive and rehabilitative process for complex and chronic disease, work-related injuries and to promote good health.

The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology will develop knowledge and skills in:

  • anatomy
  • physiology
  • biomechanics
  • motor control and learning
  • psychology.

As an exercise physiologist, you will understand what’s involved in:

  • exercise testing and prescription
  • movement analysis
  • sport performance
  • mental well-being.

This specialisation will provide professional training, skills, competencies and clinical practicum hours needed for accreditation by the Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Brisbane
  • 12-Feb-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 10-Feb-2020
Melbourne
  • 12-Feb-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 10-Feb-2020
Strathfield
  • 12-Feb-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 10-Feb-2020

Deferment

No deferment available.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 25% of the program online.

Credit Points

120

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
  • Unit Fee: $2756.00 (2018)
  • Average first year fee: $22048.00 (2018)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $33072.00 (2018)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must:

    1. have completed an undergraduate degree that is accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) at Exercise Science level, with a grade point average of at least 4.6 ;
      OR
    2. have attained ESSA Graduate assessment, and a non-ESSA accredited bachelor degree with a grade point average of at least 4.6;
      OR
    3. have attained Exercise Science accreditation and a non-ESSA accredited bachelor degree with a grade point average of at least 4.6.
  1. submit evidence of a current CPR certificate;
  2. submit a letter of application (300-500 words) outlining the reasons for their interest in the course;
  3. submit supporting professional referee’s report

Applicants must also have an overall academic IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in every band) or equivalent.

Chronic disease management, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, return-to-work conditioning, primary prevention/wellness, health and fitness, strength and conditioning, workplace wellness, community health.

Students are required to complete 500 hours of professional clinical experience.

From 2014-2018, any graduate of our Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology degree at the Strathfield or Melbourne campus can apply to become an accredited Exercise Physiologist. In Brisbane, where the program is commencing in 2018, accreditation will be granted in 2019 - once its first cohort is in its final semester.

  • As an accredited exercise physiologist, they are eligible to apply for a provider number through Medicare, The Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs, state-based Workcover, Comcare and many private health insurers, including Medibank Private, GMF Health, MBF, HBF, Grand United, NIB, CBHS, Teachers Health Fund, Australian Unity, HCF, AHM and Reserve Bank Health.

Students are eligible to become an accredited Exercise Physiologist 'through Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)'.

Students are required to undertake a criminal record check prior to the commencement of professional practice experience.

Victorian students are also required to undertake a Working with Children check.

Applicants must have an overall academic IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in every band) or equivalent.

Graduates who complete the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology, may be eligible to enter a PhD program at ACU. Opportunities may also exist to undertake clinical research.

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