La Trobe University

Master of Exercise Physiology

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Exercise physiologists specialise in designing and delivering exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs for people throughout the community, including those with chronic illnesses and health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and arthritis. This course aims to provide the skills and knowledge to design and implement exercise programs for people with known disease. Theory and practice are integrated through supervised clinical experience and clinically related studies. You will develop strong clinical and professional skills to prescribe and monitor exercise to assess and enhance health and function after injury or chronic disease. The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9 - Masters Degree.


To qualify for the award of Master of Exercise Physiology, students must complete 180 credit points as follows: 180 core credit-points


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Assessment and Exercise Prescription for Cardiorespiratory and Metabolic Dysfunction
  • Assessment and Exercise Prescription for Musculoskeletal Dysfunction
  • Assessment and Exercise Prescription for Neurological Dysfunction
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Clinical Practice for Exercise Physiology
  • Evidence-based Clinical Practice
  • Professional Practice for Exercise Physiology
  • Professional Practicum A
  • Professional Practicum B
  • Professional Practicum C
  • Research Study

Standard entry requirements

  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Only candidates eligible for accreditation by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) as an exercise scientist can be admitted to this course.
  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Specialisation - compulsory: Exercise Science, completed within the last five years. Essential prerequisites studies in Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Exercise Psychology, and Motor Control and Learning.
  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Undergraduate requirements - Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • International: IELTS - 6.5 < 6.0 (PG minimum) - 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website:


The Master of Exercise Physiology is accredited at the level of exercise physiology by Exercise and Sports Science, Australia (ESSA).Graduates of the Master of Exercise Physiology may apply for membership with ESSA. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Bendigo International: $83,200 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Bendigo.

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Sep 30 2022

Further information

In order to apply for accreditation as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) with Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA), candidates should enter the Master of Exercise Physiology being eligible for exercise science membership with ESSA. Therefore, students intending to apply for accreditation as an Exercise Physiologist will normally have graduated from a National University Course Accreditation Program (NUCAP) with an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from La Trobe or another Australian university.

Related courses

Browse more courses
Is the information on this page correct? Request update
Enquire about this course

Are you currently in Australia?

You must agree before submitting.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Join the conversation