Undergraduate + Postgraduate

Bachelor of Science (Sport Science, Exercise and Health) and Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Become an Exercise Physiologist to provide exercise interventions for people with chronic and complex medical conditions
90
ATAR
4
Years Full Time

Contact us

Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

Accredited exercise physiologists specialise in clinical exercise interventions for people with a broad range of health issues. Those people may be at risk of developing, or have existing, medical conditions and injuries. The aims of exercise physiology interventions are to prevent or manage acute, sub- acute or chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness. These interventions are exercise-based and include health and physical activity education, advice and support and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.

Accredited exercise physiologists work across a range of health settings including:

  • Public and private hospitals
  • Private and multidisciplinary medical or allied health clinics
  • Government and not-for profit organisations
  • Workplace health and rehabilitation
  • Aged care facilities
  • Disability service providers
  • Fitness centres and gymnasiums
  • Sports organisations
  • Public health and health promotion organisations

Accredited exercise physiologists specialise in clinical exercise interventions for people with a broad range of health issues. Those people may be at risk of developing, or have existing, medical conditions and injuries. The aims of exercise physiology interventions are to prevent or manage acute, sub- acute or chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness. These interventions are exercise-based and include health and physical activity education, advice and support and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.

Accredited exercise physiologists work across a range of health settings including:

  • Public and private hospitals
  • Private and multidisciplinary medical or allied health clinics
  • Government and not-for profit organisations
  • Workplace health and rehabilitation
  • Aged care facilities
  • Disability service providers
  • Fitness centres and gymnasiums
  • Sports organisations
  • Public health and health promotion organisations

Further Study

The Master of Exercise Physiology (Coursework + Dissertation) – additional Dissertation pathway

At the end of your first year in the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (MCEP), you can apply to undertake a 96-point MCEP program which includes 4 research units and the completion of a dissertation at the end of the degree (e.g. comparable to a Honours pathway). This pathway provides valuable additional skills, particularly if you are interested in going into government, hospital or research roles beyond study. Additionally, it is a pathway to PhD and eligibility for scholarship.

The Master of Exercise Physiology (Coursework + Dissertation) – additional Dissertation pathway

At the end of your first year in the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (MCEP), you can apply to undertake a 96-point MCEP program which includes 4 research units and the completion of a dissertation at the end of the degree (e.g. comparable to a Honours pathway). This pathway provides valuable additional skills, particularly if you are interested in going into government, hospital or research roles beyond study. Additionally, it is a pathway to PhD and eligibility for scholarship.

Fees and scholarships

Fees for this course are currently being finalised, refer back to this page in the coming weeks as more information will be made available then.

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Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

Mathematics requirement

This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.

WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Applications ATAR

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This Combined Bachelor and Master (CBM) is a four-year accelerated program for those with an ATAR of 90 or above. Over the first three years you’ll complete an extended major in Sport Science, Exercise and Health, and some units from the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology. You can then choose to exit after three years with an Advanced Bachelor's Degree in Sport Science Exercise and Health, or continue with the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology and be awarded a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the end of the four years.

About the course

This Combined Bachelor's and Master's (CBM) course is designed to provide a holistic understanding of the use of exercise as a modality in the treatment of musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, metabolic and other chronic and complex conditions. Students may structure a course that is best tailored to their future requirements and area of specialisation.
Bachelor of Science (Sport Science, Exercise and Health) and Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Level of study
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CM018
CRICOS code
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Bachelor of Science (Sport Science, Exercise and Health) and Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Level of study
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CM018
CRICOS code
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 4 years full time or equivalent
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Science
Faculty
  • Faculty of Science

Why study this course?

  • This course will provide both BSc and Master’s qualifications in a four-year program.
  • With full time study, you will achieve AEP accreditation in the shortest possible time, thereby enabling you to begin practice sooner than by other accredited programs with similar academic qualifications.
  • This major focuses on combining your academic studies with developing your applied skills in line with industry accreditation and subsequent employment or research. 

What you'll learn

  • Foundation knowledge in the sub-disciplines of exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control and learning, and sport psychology.
  • Relevant skills for assessing human capacity and using this information as the basis for exercise prescription.
  • Advanced knowledge and application of treatment modalities in the areas of cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and other chronic and complex medical conditions.
  • Work integrated learning opportunities to develop your specific understanding and skills in patient assessment and exercise prescription.

 

Course structure

In your first three years, you will complete the Sport Science, Exercise and Health (extended major) and a semester of postgraduate study. You will then complete the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology. Refer to the example study plan for more information.

Clinical Exercise Physiology Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s

BSc (Sport Science, Exercise and Health Extended Major) and Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

#4ec3e0Undergraduate (UG) specific units

Elective units

Postgraduate (PG) specific units

YEAR SEMESTER UNITS
1ST YEAR 1 SSEH1101 ANHB1101 SSEH1103 SSEH2260
2 SSEH1102 ANHB1102 SSEH2240 SSEH2270
2ND YEAR 1 SSEH2250 SSEH3301 SSEH3365 Elective
2 SSEH2290 SSEH3385 SSEH3375 SSEH2295
3RD YEAR 1 SSEH3355 SSEH3389 SSEH3394 Elective
2 SSEH5643 SSEH5651 SSEH5691 SSEH5646
4TH YEAR 1 SSEH4664 SSEH5644 SSEH5645 SSEH5647
2 SSEH5667 SSEH5692 SSEH5693 SSEH5694 SSEH5699

Unit Description

  • SSEH1101 - The Musculoskeletal System and Movement
  • ANHB1101 - Human Biology I: Becoming Human
  • SSEH1103 - Physical Fitness and Health
  • SSEH2260 - Exercise Physiology
  • SSEH1102 - Applied Anatomy and Athletic Performance
  • ANHB1102 - Human Biology II: Being Human
  • SSEH2240 - Motor Learning and Control
  • SSEH2270 - Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Exercise & Health
  • SSEH2250 - Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise
  • SSEH3301 - Exercise Prescription and Nutrition for Health and Fitness
  • SSEH3365 - Sport Physiology
  • SSEH2290 - Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity
  • SSEH3385 - Motor Development and Dysfunction
  • SSEH3375 - Psychology of Sport
  • SSEH2295 - Foundations of Work Integrated Learning

Alumni story

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Alumni story
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Alumni Story

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Alumni Story
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Industry engagement

The course also involves a high level of engagement with AEPs and other industry professionals, with a significant component of learning taking place in a clinical setting.

Work Integrated Learning | Clinical Placement hosts

Due to its long history and well established industry partnerships, the course is supported by Work Integrated Learning partners who are at the forefront of the Accredited Exercise Physiology field. Students are provided with a minimum of 400 hours of clinical placements and training across various domains including (but not limited to):

 

Your degree options

Course Accreditation

The Sport Science Exercise and Health extended major and the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology are National University Course Accreditation Program (NUCAP) accredited courses. Graduates may apply to Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) within two years of completing the course for credentialing as an Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES) and as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist.
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Why study clinical exercise physiology?

Centre

UWA Exercise and Performance Centre

The UWA Exercise and Performance Centre (EPC) provides individual and group exercise services to improve health, function and physical performance.

Centre

Exercise services, including individual and group programs, are provided by Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP) and Physiotherapists.

Upon presentation to the EPC, an initial assessment is conducted including client interview and a physical assessment to identify history and goals. Following the assessment, recommendations, education and other services are provided to suit your exercise and lifestyle.

A variety of clinical programs are run each week through EPC, providing a tailored and supportive environment for clients. Specific programs target a range of health goals, cardiometabolic disease, musculoskeletal pain or injury, cancer, healthy aging, and more.

The EPC is linked with the School of Human Sciences providing clinical training to postgraduate students undertaking the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology.

 

Visit the UWA EPC website