2020 Postgraduate Courses
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Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology | 2020

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Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology



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1.5 years full-time only; not available part-time

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health

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On-campus (Face-to-face)

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The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology aims to produce professional Exercise Physiologists who can utilise exercise to prevent and rehabilitate those with chronic disease and injury in the broader community.

As an Accredited Exercise Physiologist you can register as an Allied Health Professional with Medicare, WorkCover NSW, private health insurers and potentially interstate organisations.

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, return-to-work programs and clinical technologist jobs.

A Supplementary Assessment Form must accompany applications for entry into this course. As there are only a limited number of places available in this program, entry is competitive.

The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology has been approved by DEEWR as an eligible Masters program for Student Income Support. For information regarding eligibility contact Centrelink on 132 490.

Entry Requirements and Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

CLO Description
1 Exercise critical thinking and judgement about recent developments in clinical exercise physiology and appreciate concepts and perspectives associated with professional practice as an accredited exercise physiologist.
2 Apply extensive knowledge of research principles and methods pertinent to allied health and professional practice in particular related to the practice of clinical exercise physiology.
3 Justify and demonstrate the application of a range of clinical competencies in professional practice and further learning.
4 Apply and integrate extensive knowledge and skills to assist in the planning and execution of clinical practicum exercise interventions.
5 Demonstrate general knowledge and skills in the broader context of exercise physiology as it pertains to business principles, the work health and safety sector and/or public health and policy
6 Demonstrate evidence of outcomes related to Discipline Threshold Learning Outcomes and/or Professional Accreditation Requirements with respect to pathological conditions and special populations Including: a. Exercise assessment, prescription and delivery. b. Analysis and modification of movement c. Understanding physiological systems integration and pathophysiology d. Analysis and interpretation of statistics and research methodology
7 Design, apply, generate and evaluate theories, methodologies and concepts for professional practice or scholarship.
8 Demonstrate advanced skills in critical thinking, reasoning and reflection.
9 Justify, interpret and communicate propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions.
10 Investigate, analyse and synthesise information, problems, concepts and theories.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree, the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology,  a candidate must successfully complete at least 72 credit points of subjects in accordance with the table below.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
EXSC920 Clinical Exercise Physiology 24 Autumn
EXSC923 Clinical Practicum 12 Spring
EXSC924 Advanced Workplace Injury Management for Exercise Physiologists 12 Spring
Year 2
Choose FOUR of the following subjects:
ACCY801 Accounting and Financial Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT803 Organisational Behaviour and Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MARK804 Principles of Marketing Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MARK920 Social Marketing 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
ECON910 Economics for Professionals 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
HAS 979 Ergonomics Essentials 6 Autumn
HAS 871 WHS Risk Management 6 Autumn
HAS 931 Social Marketing Principles and Practice 8 Autumn
Or other subjects that have been approved by the Course Coordinator

Please note this course is not available part-time.

Compulsory Work Placement / Online Components

This course contains a total of 360 hours of compulsory work-based placements, which is completed over 20 weeks 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 commences. 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 Course Finder.

 This course may also contain compulsory components to be completed online.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

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

Other Information

For further information please email: smah-students@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 14 October, 2019