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Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

  • ID:UWA610103
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have

(a) a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;


(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent.

(2) Applicants must compete for a place in Semester 1 if they have either;

(a) a bachelor's degree that has been accredited by Exercise & Sport Science Australia at the 'Exercise Science' level;


(b) an official ESSA "Graduate Entry Assessment" letter that demonstrates equivalence with "Exercise Science" members.

(3) All other applicants must compete for a place in Semester 2, and must have a relevant bachelor's degree that included foundation units in anatomy, functional anatomy, human physiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology and research methods/statistics.

English Requirements

  • Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening 

  • IELTS (Academic) including IELTS for UKVI (Academic): Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules)

  • PTE (Academic): Postgraduate Research Studies applicants: An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the reading and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the other sections.

Course Information

You’ll develop knowledge and skills in preparation for work in the allied health industry. The course is accredited by ESSA so you will be eligible to apply for accreditation status. The course is designed to provide a holistic understanding of the use of exercise as a modality in the treatment of musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, metabolic and other chronic and complex conditions.

Students who meet certain criteria (contact the Course Coordinator for details) can apply to complete a 24-point dissertation in addition to the coursework components. Examination of the dissertation will mimic the BSc Honours thesis examination, so that an Honours-equivalent grade can be created to allow graduates to be ranked for Higher Degree by research scholarships.

Depending on the applicant’s background knowledge from their previous studies at bachelor level, this master's course may be undertaken as a 72-point (three semester) or 96-point (four semester) program, or the part-time equivalent.

The course comprises 12 core units, which address the major knowledge and skill components for this allied health profession, as well as opportunities for mentoring and knowledge application within a series of clinical placements.

For students wishing to make the transition to exercise and sport science from other cognate disciplines, this course makes provision for up to 24 points of conversion units, selected on advice from the course coordinator.


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Course structure details


  • SSEH2290 Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity (6)

  • SSEH3301 Exercise Prescription and Nutrition for Health and Fitness (6)

  • SSEH3345 Lifespan Motor Development (6)

  • SSEH3393 Professional Practice Part 1 (0)

  • SSEH3394 Professional Practice (6)


Take all units (72 points):

  • SSEH4489 Advanced Exercise Rehabilitation (6)

  • SSEH4664 Exercise and Health Psychology (6)

  • SSEH5643 Cardiac Rehabilitation (6)

  • SSEH5644 Neurological Rehabilitation (6)

  • SSEH5645 Workplace Injury Prevention and Management (6)

  • SSEH5646 Chronic and Complex Conditions 1 (6)

  • SSEH5647 Chronic and Complex Conditions 2 (6)

  • SSEH5651 Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation (6)

  • SSEH5667 Paediatric Exercise Rehabilitation (6)

  • SSEH5691 Industry Practicum 1 (6)

  • SSEH5692 Industry Practicum 2 (6)

  • SSEH5693 Industry Practicum 3 (6)

  • SSEH5699 Exercise Physiology Clinical Portfolio (0)


Students in the course by coursework and dissertation take 24 points.

  • SSEH5020 Literature Review and Research Proposal (6)

  • SSEH5021 Sport Science Exercise and Health Research Project Part 1 (6)

  • SSEH5022 Sport Science Exercise and Health Research Project Part 2 (6)

  • SSEH5023 Sport Science Exercise and Health Research Project Part 3 (6)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Accredited exercise physiologists specialise in clinical exercise interventions for people with a broad range of health issues. Those people may be at risk of developing, or have existing, medical conditions and injuries. The aims of exercise physiology interventions are to prevent or manage acute, sub- acute or chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness. These interventions are exercise-based and include health and physical activity education, advice and support and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.

Accredited exercise physiologists work across a range of health settings including public and private hospitals, private and multidisciplinary clinics, government and not-for profit organisations, workplace health and rehabilitation, aged care facilities, fitness centres, gymnasiums and sports organisations.

Accredited exercise physiologists offer a range of services which include behavioural coaching, health education, exercise counselling and physical rehabilitation. Services include:

  • the prescription of tailored exercise programs

  • promoting leisure-time and incidental activity

  • counselling to reduce sedentary behaviours.

Accredited exercise Physiologist

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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