Postgraduate Courses
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Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Testamur Title of Degree:

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology



Home Faculty:

Exercise Science, Physiology


1 year full-time only; not available part-time

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The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology aims to produce professional Exercise Physiologists who can utilise exercise to prevent and rehabilitate disease and injury in the broader community. Upon obtaining accreditation from Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA), Accredited Exercise Physiologists are eligible for accreditation as an allied health professional with Medicare, WorkCover NSW and private health insurers.

Our Graduates are often employed in the public and private health sectors working as a part of a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation team.

Many graduates work within private exercise physiology clinics across a broad range of rehabilitation areas, including (but not limited to) cardiac rehabilitation, diabetes management, falls prevention, chronic and complex disease management. Alternatively, graduates also work within work-related injury and rehabilitation sectors (WorkCover NSW), either as an allied health professional providing clinical services, or as a rehabilitation provider from a case management perspective.

Entry Requirements / Assumed Knowledge

A Bachelor degree in Exercise Science of at least three years duration from a recognised tertiary institution is required for entry. Applicants must also have acquired a minimum of 140 hours of supervised clinical placement with healthy populations prior to entry into the Masters.

Places in the Masters are limited and a minimum credit average across all completed undergraduate subjects is required to be considered competitive for entry.

Please note allied health degrees (medicine, physiotherapy, nursing, etc) do not meet the minimum requirements for entry into this course.

International students are required to have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum level of 6.5 in all bands of reading and writing, speaking and listening.

Course Requirements

The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology requires the successful completion of 48 credit points of subjects in accordance with the table below.

This course is not available part-time.

Note that this degree has 360 hours of compulsory clinical placement which is completed in Spring Session as part of the Clinical Practicum subject. Any student going on placement in NSW Health facilities will need to comply with the relevant occupational screening policy and vaccination requirements before placement. NSW Health can provide details of necessary vaccinations. In order to enrol in professional practice subjects, all UOW MClinExPhys students must provide a completed National Criminal Record Check and a Prohibited Employment Declaration Form. For further information, refer to the Additional Information section.

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Subject Name


Credit Points


Clinical Exercise Physiology




Clinical Practicum




Advanced Workplace Injury Management for Exercise Physiologists



Professional Recognition

The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology has been accredited by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA). Upon graduation, students are eligible to apply for accreditation as an Exercise Physiologist.

Contact Information

For further information please contact your Course Advisor.

Last reviewed: 18 February, 2014