Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
076036D
Location:
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield
Duration:

1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Domestic application early closing date is 8 December 2019.

Description

This Masters degree looks at how exercise is used as a preventative, prescriptive and rehabilitative process for complex and chronic disease, work-related injuries and to promote good health.

The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology will develop knowledge and skills in:

  • anatomy
  • physiology
  • biomechanics
  • motor control and learning
  • psychology.

As an exercise physiologist, you will understand what’s involved in:

  • exercise testing and prescription
  • movement analysis
  • sport performance
  • mental well-being.

This specialisation will provide professional training, skills, competencies and clinical practicum hours needed for accreditation by the Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

Course duration

1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • Brisbane (Attendance)
  • Melbourne (Attendance)
  • Strathfield (Attendance)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year for Fee-Paying places only. Deferment is not available for CSP offers. Find out more about deferment.

Credit Points

120

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
Strathfield
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer

Course costs

  • Average first year fee: $7390 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only; subject to passage of legislation)

Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

A 10% rebate on fees will be offered to domestic ACU graduates (from any faculty) enrolling in full fee-paying postgraduate studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences to commence studying in 2015 and until further notice. Conditions apply.

Essential requirements for admission

An applicant must comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. have completed a bachelor degree that is accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) at Exercise Science level, with one of the following:
    1. a grade point average (GPA) of at least 4.6 on the ACU 7 point scale; or
    2. evidence of substantial relevant industry experience for at least one year post-Bachelor graduation; or
    3. have completed ACU’s Graduate Certificate in Exercise Rehabilitation for Sports Injuries.
    OR
  2. have met the requirements of ESSA Graduate assessment for postgraduate study, and have completed a Bachelor degree or higher in exercise science or related field with one of the following:
    1. a grade point average (GPA) of at least 4.6 on the ACU 7 scale; or
    2. evidence of substantial relevant industry experience for at least one year post-Bachelor graduation; or
    3. have completed ACU’s Graduate Certificate in Exercise Rehabilitation for Sports Injuries.
    AND
  3. submit a curriculum vitae outlining relevant industry experience for this course of study;
    AND
  4. submit professional referee/s information relevant to industry experience.

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2020 Admission.

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Applying for admission

The number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are limited and selection is highly competitive. Applicants who are unsuccessful in securing a CSP offer may still be offered a place in the course as a fee-paying student.

Brisbane, Queensland
Apply through ACU
Melbourne, Victoria
Apply through ACU
Sydney (Strathfield), NSW
Apply through ACU

Career paths

Chronic disease management, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, return-to-work conditioning, primary prevention/wellness, health and fitness, strength and conditioning, workplace wellness, community health.

Professional experience

Students are required to complete 360 hours of professional clinical experience in a range of AEP targeted pathologies.

Professional recognition

From 2019, any graduate of our Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology program at the Brisbane, Melbourne or Strathfield campus can apply to ESSA to become an accredited Exercise Physiologist. This degree is fully accredited for graduates in the program from 2019-2023.

Other prerequisites to undertaking this course

Students are required to undertake a criminal record check prior to the commencement of professional practice experience.

Victorian students are also required to undertake a Working with Children check.

English language requirements

Applicants must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy and require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (Schedule 3).

Pathways to further study

Graduates who complete the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology, may be eligible to enter a PhD program at ACU. Opportunities may also exist to undertake clinical research.

Contacts for future students

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Description

This Masters degree looks at how exercise is used as a preventative, prescriptive and rehabilitative process for complex and chronic disease, work-related injuries and to promote good health.

The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology will develop knowledge and skills in:

  • anatomy
  • physiology
  • biomechanics
  • motor control and learning
  • psychology.

As an exercise physiologist, you will understand what’s involved in:

  • exercise testing and prescription
  • movement analysis
  • sport performance
  • mental well-being.

This specialisation will provide professional training, skills, competencies and clinical practicum hours needed for accreditation by the Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

Course duration

1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Start dates and campus availability

Brisbane
  • 10-Feb-2020 , 15-Feb-2021
Melbourne
  • 10-Feb-2020 , 15-Feb-2021
Strathfield
  • 10-Feb-2020 , 15-Feb-2021

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Credit Points

120

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Course costs

  • Unit Fee: $2925.00 (2020)
  • Average first year fee: $23400.00 (2020)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $35100.00 (2020)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Essential requirements for admission

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must meet the following entry criteria:

  1. have completed an undergraduate degree that is accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) at Exercise Science level, with one of the following:
    • a grade point average (GPA) of at least 4.6 on the ACU 7 point scale;
      or
    • evidence of Substantial relevant industry experience for at least one year post Bachelor graduation;
      or
    • have completed ACU's Graduate Certificate in Exercise Rehabilitation for Sports Injuries;
      or
  2. have met the requirements of ESSA Graduate assessment, for postgraduate study, and have completed a Bachelor in Exercise Science or related field with one of the following;
    • a grade point average (GPA) of at least 4.6 on the ACU 7 point scale;
      or
    • evidence of substantial relevant industry experience for at least one hear post-Bachelor graduation;
      or
    • have completed ACU's Graduate Certificate in Exercise Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries

    AND
  3. submit a curriculum vitae outlining relevant industry experience for this couse of study
    AND
  4. submit professional referee/s information relevant to industy experience

Applicants must also have an overall academic IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in every band) or equivalent.

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Career paths

Chronic disease management, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, return-to-work conditioning, primary prevention/wellness, health and fitness, strength and conditioning, workplace wellness, community health.

Professional experience

Students are required to complete 360 hours of professional clinical experience in a range of AEP targeted pathologies.

Professional recognition

From 2019, any graduate of our Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology program at the Brisbane, Melbourne or Strathfield campus can apply to ESSA to become an accredited Exercise Physiologist. This degree is fully accredited for graduates in the program from 2019-2023.

Other prerequisites to undertaking this course

Students are required to undertake a criminal record check prior to the commencement of professional practice experience.

Victorian students are also required to undertake a Working with Children check.

English language requirements

Applicants must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy and require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (Schedule 3).

Pathways to further study

Graduates who complete the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology, may be eligible to enter a PhD program at ACU. Opportunities may also exist to undertake clinical research.

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