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.
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:
From 2014–2018, any graduate of our Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology degree at the Strathfield or Melbourne campus can apply to ESSA to become an accredited Exercise Physiologist. This degree is currently undergoing the ESSA re-accreditation process for graduates in the program from 2019–2023 at the Brisbane, Strathfield and Melbourne campuses.
Semester one 2019 applications for ACU's Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology close on 9 December 2018. For more information about this course, email the clinical exercise physiology course coordinator Dr Vanessa Rice.
Visit the course browser to apply for the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology.
When applying for this course, you will need at least one referee to submit an Exercise Physiology Professional Referee Report (EP Report). The report is a confidential document and the information they provide will assist in determining your suitability for this course.
Preferably, your referee should be able to comment on your academic performance (eg, previous lecturers/tutors for your undergraduate study). Alternatively, EP Reports may be accepted from other suitably qualified supervisors/colleagues.
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)
|Unit code||Credit points||Unit name||Prerequisites (P), Incompatible Units (I)|
|EXSC633||10||Lifestyle and 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
On campus at the Brisbane, Melbourne or Strathfield (Sydney) campus.
Some Commonwealth Supported placed are available: average first year fee: $7258 for Commonwealth Supported places; $18736 for Fee-Paying places.