Graduate Diploma of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Murdoch University

Exercise Physiology is an Allied Health Profession that focuses on the delivery of exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs to help prevent and manage chronic disease and injury. Exercise Physiologist work within hospitals and private clinics and are eligible for both Medicare and Private Health Rebates. The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology will give you the skills and ability to develop, implement and manage physical activity and behavioural programs for healthy clients, and clients living with a range of conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, cancer, arthritis, respiratory disease and many others. As a Murdoch Clinical Exercise Physiology student you will gain practical experience in our purpose built, state-of-the-art facilities that include a dedicated exercise physiology laboratory, a rehabilitation and strength and conditioning laboratory, and a performance laboratory, complete with a 3D motion capture system and a 50 meter running track. Our supportive learning environment and small class sizes mean you can really get to know your lecturers and benefit from their skills and experience. This course will extend your foundational knowledge of the structure and function of the human body gained during the completion of a relevant Bachelor's degree. The information and training in this postgraduate offering will help you apply this foundational knowledge to a range of clinical populations. The degree of Graduate Diploma in Exercise Physiology will be awarded at the completion of the 1-year (full-time) program. Following course accreditation, you will qualify as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP). In addition to pursuing a rewarding career as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, you could also pursue opportunities as a Sports Scientist, Sport and Recreation Officer, Sports Development Officer or Community Education Officer in a range of settings, including sports academies, institutes of sports, university sport science labs and professional and amateur sporting clubs. You will also be eligible to embark on a Master's degree, following one further year of study.

Course Fee:

Australian: $21,840

Entry Requirements:

Entry into this course is restricted to those completing the requirements of an accredited (through ESSA: Exercise and Sports Science Australia) Exercise Science degree with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (or institution equivalent). Specific to Murdoch University (internal) students: Entry into this course is restricted to those maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.0 (or equivalent course weighted average mark) and completing all units within the BSc (Movement Science) and BSc (Sport and Health Science). This course does have a quota, therefore the minimum GPA may not guarantee entry into the course and the indicative GPA may vary from year to year.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00125J

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Life Scientist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Murdoch No info No Full time 1 year
Murdoch No info No Part time

Why study with us

Murdoch provides everything you would expect from a world-class university, including leading academics, world-changing research, excellent facilities and a wide range of courses.

Our strong connections with overseas partners, government departments and the wider working community gives you the perfect springboard to take part in work placements and complete real-world projects. 

One of the top 100 universities in the world under 50, our emphasis on Work Integrated Learning led Murdoch to being ranked the number one university in Australia for medium-term overall employment in 2018.


Teaching Facilities 

Our world-class teaching facilities give you access to real-world equipment and resources, helping you gain the industry knowledge and experience you need to succeed in your chosen field.

Virtual classroom - Murdoch is proud to be the first university in Australia to offer SimLabTM technology, giving students the opportunity to practice and improve their teaching techniques in a safe learning environment.

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The Chiropractic Clinic - Work with registered chiropractors on real clients in our clinic, which features 11 consulting rooms.

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Child Care Centre - Run by qualified and experienced staff so you can focus on your studies.

Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre - If you’re an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island student, we have a range of support services and options to help you during your studies.


Admission & Selection 

The path you take when you apply to Murdoch will vary depending on who you are and what you want to study. 

High school leavers:

If you’re completing high school this year, you'll need to apply through TISC. Once applications to TISC have closed, you can apply directly to Murdoch until the start of the semester.

All other applicants:

Applications can be made at any time directly to Murdoch using our online application system.

If you don’t currently meet our admission requirements, we have a range of enabling pathways, including our free enabling courses, which will qualify you to apply for any Murdoch undergraduate degree that has a minimum Selection Rank of 70.


Study options

Depending on your chosen course, we offer flexible study options including full-time or part-time and on-campus or online.

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