Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

This program 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. It will develop knowledge and skills in: anatomy; physiology; biomechanics; motor control and learning, and psychology. As an exercise physiologist, students 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).

Structure

120 Credit Points. Students are required to complete 360 hours of professional clinical experience in a range of AEP targeted pathologies.

Subjects

  • Exercise physiology

Standard entry requirements

  • A bachelor degree that is accredited by Exercise and Sports Science (ESSA) or equivalent Exercise Science level, with GPA of 4.6
  • Or ESSA Graduate assessment, and a non-ESSA accredited bachelor degree with a grade point average of at least 4.6
  • Or attained Exercise Science accreditation and a non-ESSA accredited bachelor degree with a grade point average of at least 4.6
  • Or a bachelor degree that is accredited by ESSA at Exercise Science level, with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 4.2
  • Or attained ESSA Graduate assessment and a non-ESSA accredited bachelor degree, with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 4.2
  • Current First Aid and CPR certificate
  • And supporting professional referee's report.

Recognition

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.

Study pathways

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.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $35,100 No No information available
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) International: $35,100 No No information available
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) International: $35,100 No No information available

Further information

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

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