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

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.

How to apply 

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.

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Supporting documentation

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.

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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 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

Study mode

On campus at the Brisbane, Melbourne or Strathfield (Sydney) campus.

Course Costs

Some Commonwealth Supported placed are available: average first year fee: $7258 for Commonwealth Supported places; $18736 for Fee-Paying places.



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