Applications for this course will open in August and will close on 8 December 2019.

You must submit your application and all supporting documentation before the closing date.

There will be an intensive held on each campus in February for the unit ‘Applied Anatomy for Clinical Exercise Physiologists’.

The following information is to assist you in submitting your application.

Is your bachelor degree accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)?

Visit the ESSA website to review Courses with Full or Provisional Accreditation Status. ACU will use the same list to check if your bachelor has accreditation status.

Your bachelor degree is ESSA accredited

If your bachelor degree is accredited, then you will be assessed for admission using the following criteria:

  • a grade point average (GPA) of at least 4.6 on the ACU 7 point scale;

OR

  • evidence of substantial relevant industry experience for at least one year post-Bachelor graduation;

OR

You only need to meet ONE of the above points, not all. If you completed ACU’s Graduate Certificate in Exercise Rehabilitation for Sports Injuries you will need to indicate as such in your application. You do not need to supply documentation as we can obtain your transcript internally.

Your bachelor degree is NOT accredited by ESSA

If your bachelor degree is not accredited by ESSA, then you will need to apply to ESSA for a Graduate Assessment for Postgraduate Study.

The Graduate Assessment for postgraduate study is an Exercise Science Accreditation (AES) which recognises that your bachelor degree satisfies the ESSA Exercise Standards including 140 hours of practical experience. This is an external assessment undertaken by ESSA and you will need to supply evidence to ACU, in the form of a letter from ESSA confirming your Graduate Assessment outcome, as part of your application. If you have applied for Graduate Assessment but not yet received an outcome, you should supply your ESSA confirmation of application email as a part of your application to ACU.

Once you have attained ESSA Graduate Assessment, you will be assessed for admission using the following criteria:

  • a grade point average (GPA) of at least 4.6 on the ACU 7 point scale;

OR

  • evidence of substantial relevant industry experience for at least one year post-Bachelor graduation;

OR

You only need to meet ONE of the above points, not all. If you completed ACU’s Graduate Certificate in Exercise Rehabilitation for Sports Injuries you will need to indicate as such in your application. You do not need to supply documentation as we can obtain your transcript internally.

Industry Experience

In addition to your academic qualifications, you must submit a curriculum vitae outlining relevant industry experience AND provide contact details for a professional referee.

ACU are looking for one year of industry experience POST completion of your bachelor in the following professional roles (the list is not exhaustive and is provided as a guide only):

  • Allied Health Assistant
  • Exercise Scientist
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Gym Instructor/Personal Trainer
  • Research Assistant (within the Health Sciences)
  • Sports Coaching/Physical Education

Industry experience gained from practicum placements during your studies will not be accepted.

Your professional referee should be able to support your claims of relevant industry experience. Please include the following details for your professional referee as a part of your application. 

  • Name
  • Practice, Organisation or Institution
  • Job title
  • Professional relationship to you
  • Email contact details
  • Phone contact details

I don’t meet the criteria for admission. What can I do?

If you are not eligible to study the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology, you can:

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