Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

University of Queensland, The (UQ)

Clinical Exercise Physiology graduates are in high demand in the exercise rehabilitation, health and fitness, and sport science industries. This program is designed to permit suitably qualified university graduates to meet the requirements for ESSA accreditation in just one and a half years of intensive study and clinical training. Only ESSA accredited Exercise Physiologists can provide exercise science services covered by Medicare (the national health care scheme), Work Cover and the Department of Veterans' Affairs. Students are provided with specialised skills and knowledge in exercise prescription and programming for patients with acute and chronic medical conditions, injury prevention and exercise interventions. The program provides a comprehensive coverage of key pathologies including metabolic, cardiovascular, neurological, musculoskeletal, and acute conditions. Students will work with clients with specific clinical conditions in each of our five specialised on-campus exercise clinics. Students will also appreciate the role of exercise scientists in health promotion, injury prevention and effective treatment planning, implementation and evaluation.

Course Fee:

Australian: $41,620
International: $58,948

Entry Requirements:

An approved degree in Exercise and Sport Science (or equivalent) and be recognised as an exercise scientist by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA); or have been assessed by ESSA as being deficient only in exercise science subject areas covered by the MClinExP program. Entry is competitive based on GPA.


24 units; 600 hours of supervised clinical practice

Subjects you can Study:

Clinical exercise physiology

Study Pathways:

Graduates may go on to complete further studies in coursework and research programs.

Further information:

Additional costs may include completion of a Senior First Aid Certificate, including annual certification in CPR.


Exercise and Sports Science Australia

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)

Related Careers:

Exercise Scientist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
St Lucia No info Yes Full time 1.5 years
St Lucia No info Yes Part time 3 years
Established in 1909, the University of Queensland is the oldest tertiary institution in the State and one of Australia's premier learning and research institutions. The University aims to enable students and staff to positively influence the society in which they live by creating a learning and discovery environment in which they can develop and fulfil their aspirations. It rewards excellence, openness and innovation and encourages widespread engagement with state, national and international communities. The main campus is at St Lucia in Brisbane with UQ Gatton located 80 kilometres to the west and UQ Herston campus located in the Brisbane Hospital precinct. The UQ Brisbane City site is located in the Brisbane CBD. Other UQ locations include teaching hospitals and health centres, veterinary science centres, agricultural science farms, marine research stations, physics research stations, seismograph stations and an underground mine. University of Queensland students include school leavers plus students from interstate and overseas. International students from over 100 countries account for a large percentage of total enrolments, diversifying cultural life on campus and providing opportunities for international networking. Provider CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)

Provider CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)

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