Bachelor of Exercise Science / Master of Exercise Physiology

Flinders University

The Bachelor of Exercise Science/Master of Exercise Physiology is a double degree which ensures graduates meet Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) standards to apply for accreditation as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP). Students will study human bioscience, exercise prescription, behaviour and best practices that underpin exercise science and pursue a major specialisation as part of the program including: Nutrition, Sports science, Behavioural sciences or Business. The degree also includes compulsory professional experience placement throughout and has a clinical exercise physiology focus as part of the Masters component of the double degree. This will prepare students for the delivery of preventative exercise programs and exercise interventions for the management of chronic and complex conditions. Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are allied health professionals who specialise in the delivery of exercise for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries. AEPs provide support for clients with conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, mental health problems, cancer, arthritis, and pulmonary disease and are eligible to register with Medicare Australia, the Department of Veterans' Affairs and WorkCover and are recognised by most private health insurers.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent qualifications; or mature age entry (STAT); or TAFE/VET qualifications; or higher education transfers; or completion of a foundation studies program. Assumed knowledge: Stage 2 Biology.


The first three years of the double degree provide fundamental knowledge and will develop expertise to become a professional leader in exercise science. Students will study human bioscience, exercise prescription, behaviour and best practices that underpin exercise science. Students pursue a major specialisation as part of the program in either Nutrition; Sports Science; Health Promotion; Behavioural Sciences; Business; or Allied Health. Students who complete the Bachelor of Exercise Science component of this double degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 will progress to the two-year Master of Exercise Physiology where students will complete their study with a clinical exercise physiology focus.

Subjects you can Study:

Exercise science, Human Bioscience, Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Care and Nutrition, Physical Activity, Health.

Further information:

All students will be required to complete a criminal history screening check prior to undertaking any placement. This requirement will apply to students when they commence the component of the course.


This course has received Qualifying Accreditation approval from Exercise and Sports Science Australia and is eligible to submit a full accreditation application. For students to obtain accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia, the course must be formally assessed and awarded provisional or full accreditation.

Related Careers:

Exercise Scientist, Physiotherapist,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bedford Park 70.65 No Part time 8 years
Bedford Park 70.65 No Full time 5 years
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