Clinical exercise physiology

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Career outcomes

Our clinical exercise physiology graduates have pursued careers as:

  • accredited exercise physiologists
  • clinical directors
  • business owners
  • clinical researchers
  • university lecturers
  • clinical team leaders
  • clinical practice managers
  • corporate health practitioners
  • sport rehabilitation consultants
  • exercise physiology practice owners
  • occupational rehabilitation providers
Clinical exercise student assists an elderly patient with a barbell

About clinical exercise physiology

Exercise physiology is a recognised allied health profession in Australia, with exercise physiologists increasingly making up part of an interdisciplinary health care team in hospitals and private practice. Use scientific rationale to design, deliver and measure exercise programming for people with acute, chronic or complex health conditions. As an accredited exercise physiologist, you’ll improve people’s physical capabilities to help them regain independence, aid their daily activities, reduce risks, or manage chronic diseases.

A client-centred approach

Take a leading role in the recovery and rehabilitation of people in need. Work with clients who have chronic and complex conditions, developing safe and effective exercise interventions that lead to life-improving results.

Build clinical expertise

As a clinical exercise physiology student, you’ll refine your clinical decision-making skill set, integrate effective biopsychosocial approaches into your practice, and develop valid and reliable ways to measure clinical outcomes.

Sharpen your soft skills

Alongside a complete set of clinical and technical skills, clinical exercise physiology will empower you with a range of sought-after soft skills, including critical thinking, problem-solving, and communicating complex knowledge and ideas to others while operating in a professional practice setting.

Go places with a placement

Get crucial clinical experience while you study. All clinical exercise physiology student practitioners complete a minimum of 360 hours of clinical placement across a number of target pathology areas, including: cardiopulmonary, metabolic, neurological and musculoskeletal rehabilitation as well as rehabilitation for those with cancer or those living with mental illness. As a student practitioner, you’ll undertake clinical placements in hospitals, community health settings, private practices and with a range of workplace rehabilitation providers. You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake placement in our internally-facilitated Exercise Lifestyle Clinics.

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