Postgraduate

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Gain the extensive knowledge, skills and experience in clinical exercise delivery to be able to provide health modification counselling for people with chronic disease and injury.
1.5-2
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

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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 clinics, government and not-for profit organisations, workplace health and rehabilitation, aged care facilities, fitness centres, gymnasiums and sports organisations.

Accredited exercise physiologists offer a range of services which include behavioural coaching, health education, exercise counselling and physical rehabilitation. Services include:
  • the prescription of tailored exercise programs
  • promoting leisure-time and incidental activity
  • counselling to reduce sedentary behaviours.
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 clinics, government and not-for profit organisations, workplace health and rehabilitation, aged care facilities, fitness centres, gymnasiums and sports organisations.

Accredited exercise physiologists offer a range of services which include behavioural coaching, health education, exercise counselling and physical rehabilitation. Services include:
  • the prescription of tailored exercise programs
  • promoting leisure-time and incidental activity
  • counselling to reduce sedentary behaviours.
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Career Opportunities

Further Study

Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies in research.
Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies in research.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Full Fee Paying (FFP) & Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points. (Courses may teach up to 72 points in a year)

 

FFP
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CSP
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Course Credit Points
96
Average Annual Fee (CSP only) - 2022
$8,825.24
Typical Fee Range (CSP only) - 2022
$3,985.00 - $14,630.00

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.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2021
$83,400.00
Total Course Fee - 2022
$86,400.00

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

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Important note for overseas and interstate students

To enrol in this course, you must be able to attend in person. This course has a requirement for campus-based or in-person activities that cannot be offered online. 

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent.
(2) Applicants must compete for a place in Semester 1 if they have either;
(a) a bachelor's degree that has been accredited by Exercise & Sport Science Australia at the 'Exercise Science' level;
or
(b) an official ESSA "Graduate Entry Assessment" letter that demonstrates equivalence with "Exercise Science" members.
(3) All other applicants must compete for a place in Semester 2, and must have a relevant bachelor's degree that included foundation units in anatomy, functional anatomy, human physiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology and research methods/statistics.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—
(a) the weighted average mark;
and
(b) the intake quota for that semester.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

This 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.

About the course

In the past 20 years, under the guidance of a professional body – Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), accredited Exercise Physiologists (EPs) have gained national recognition as the allied health professional with the knowledge and experience to prescribe exercise for people with chronic and complex medical conditions. EPs now have provider status with the Health Insurance Commission (Medicare), as well as many private and government health and compensable insurance schemes.

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1

    Semester 2 (non-accredited applicants)

Weekly contact time
  • Refer to the UWA Handbook
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 73520
CRICOS code
  • 089267D
Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1

    Semester 2 (non-accredited applicants)

Weekly contact time
  • Refer to the UWA Handbook
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 73520
CRICOS code
  • 089267D
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Our teaching staff

Dr Jay Ebert

Our teaching staff
Dr Jay Ebert
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Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

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Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Conversion
Students who have not completed (a) a Bachelor of Science from this university with a double major in Sport Science and Exercise and Health, or equivalent as recognised by the faculty; or (b) a bachelor's degree in Sport, Exercise and/or Movement Sciences from a recognised tertiary institution that has been accredited by ESSA at the 'Exercise Science' level must complete relevant conversion unit(s) up to the value of 24 points, as advised by the faculty.
Core
Take all units (72 points):
Option
Students in the course by coursework and dissertation take 24 points.
Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Application deadlines

For Semester 1 2023 entry, applications open 1 August 2022 and close 27 January 2023.

For Semester 2 2022 entry, applications open 1 March 2022 and close 30 May 2022.

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Where can clinical exercise physiology take me?

The course prepares you for work in the following areas:

  • Clinical practice - for example, a rehabilitation practitioner within the private sector or hospital clinics.
  • Corporate - for example, as a company in-house rehabilitation specialist or injury management coordinator
  • Government - for example, as a case manager at the Insurance Commission

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.

Our teaching staff

Dr Bonnie Furzer

Our teaching staff
Dr Bonnie Furzer
Ranked 26th in the world for Anatomy and Physiology (QS 2021)
Ranked 28th in the world for Sports Related Subjects (QS 2021)

Course Accreditation

The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology is a National University Course Accreditation Program (NUCAP) accredited course. Graduates may apply to Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) within two years of completing the course for credentialing as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP).

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