Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology is designed to extend and supplement the relevant knowledge of accredited exercise physiologists, and exercise science and sport science / human movement graduates.

Designed for

Those wishing to become accredited exercise physiologists and those who wish to undertake research in an exercise physiology area and continue on to a PhD


The course is designed to allow students to move sequentially through the first year of coursework (the Graduate Diploma of Clinical Exercise Physiology) to the Masters research component. Participation in student clinics, consultations or research after hours, on weekends and during the lecture breaks, may be required. The thesis component of the degree may be undertaken off-campus after consultation with the Course Coordinator and supervisor.


  • Clinical exercise physiology

Standard entry requirements

Applicants need to have completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science or equivalent and /or meet the requirements for accreditation as an Exercise Scientist with Exercise and Sport Science Australia. Advanced standing entry: credit transfer, recognition of prior learning and complementary credit according to the current University academic regulations. Extra Requirements Applicants need to submit a copy of their current or completed undergraduate transcript, curriculum vitae and cover letter. An interview may be required.


Graduates are eligible to become fully accredited exercise physiologists with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). This is the highest level of accreditation available in Australia for Exercise Physiologists. ESSA has full membership with the Health Professions Council of Australia and is an active member of nation-wide organisations such as the National Allied Health Case-Mix Committee (NAHCC) and the National Fitness Accreditation Council (AFAC). ESSA also has an affiliation with Sports Medicine Australia (SMA). International professional associations include the International Congress of Sport and Physical Education (ICSPE), the American Society of Exercise Physiologists, Ontario Kinesiology Association, Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology and British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Study pathways

This course enables graduates to demonstrate research capacity to facilitate entry into doctoral studies.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $49,770 No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years

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