Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

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).

Course Fee:

Australian: $10,887
International: $35,100

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.

Structure:

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

Subjects you can Study:

Exercise physiology

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.

Further information:

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

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.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Related Careers:

Exercise Scientist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Full time 1.5 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Part time 3 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 3 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 1.5 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 1.5 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 3 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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