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Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Program code: 5518
CRICOS code: 061814A

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)

UQ’s Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology builds on your previous studies in preventing and managing medical conditions with exercise, so you can qualify as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist in 18 months.

  • Become an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) with Exercise and Sports Science Australia. Develop an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of key pathologies including metabolic, cardiovascular, cancer, neurological, musculoskeletal and acute conditions.
  • Focus on exercise prescription, programming and research by completing 10 courses across three semesters. Learn about exercise prescription and programming for people who are healthy or have disabilities or complex and chronic medical conditions.
  • Learn in state-of-the-art facilities including exercise science laboratories (including strength and conditioning labs, motor control labs, and exercise physiology labs); general teaching laboratories (including a biomechanics teaching lab); and more.
  • Be confident and job-ready when you spend 600 hours on supervised clinical placements within our five specialised on-campus clinics, as well as external industry placements in a range of healthcare organisations around Queensland.

Learn from leaders in the field and graduate with a respected qualification that's in high demand around the globe.

  • Fast Facts

    Learn from the best

    UQ has been educating human movement students since 1941 and is one of Australia's leading centres for teaching and research. Our human movement researchers also scored the highest possible rating in the 2015 ERA Outcomes, which means your curriculum is informed by the very best research.

  • Campus Life

    Participate in UQ's vibrant sporting culture

    UQ is home to Olympic-standard recreational and sporting facilities, including an aquatic centre, an athletics centre, a fitness centre, and tennis courts. UQ Sport also organises a range of different sports and activities from AFL and canoeing to triathlon and yoga.

  • Fast Facts

    Renowned reputation

    UQ's School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences is ranked in the world's top five for sport and exercise science by three major international rankings (QS World rankings 2017, Shanghai World Rankings 2016 and CEO Magazine 2016).

  • Employability

    Industry accreditation

    Exercise Physiologists who are accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) are the only practitioners who can provide services covered by Medicare, WorkCover and the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

  • Teaching staff

    Learn from the leaders

    Study a program where our staff and graduates have received numerous ESSA national awards, including Accredited Exercise Physiologist of the Year, Graduate of the Year, Exercise Physiology Practice of the Year, and ESSA President's Award.

  • Alumni
    "The practical components in the program gave me the chance to work with people one-on-one to practice our skills. Placements also allowed me to expand my professional network." Jacquelyn, Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology, graduate

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology are eligible for accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) to practice as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP).

AEPs are recognised allied health professionals who can provide exercise science services covered by Medicare, WorkCover and Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Opportunities exist in a range of clinical areas including:

  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Diabetes management
  • Chronic and complex disease management
  • Return-to-work programs
  • Health promotion and disease prevention.

Graduates typically work in private or multidisciplinary clinics, hospitals or clinical services, home health services, rehabilitation clinics, health and fitness centres, or research centres.

Other graduates use the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology to further their research ambitions and proceed to enrol in a Master of Philosophy or PhD program, where they continue developing their research skills and make significant contributions to knowledge.

Summary

  • Program code
    5518
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1.5 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    24
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code
    061814A

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Practicals, placements and internships

Students will undertake approximately 600 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals and a variety of health care organisations. During their placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework to practice and develop their clinical skills in real life setting.

Students will commence their clinical placements in the second semester of the program. During the third and final semester students will undertake their final two major clinical placements.

Please note, some placement providers require students to provide a criminal history check and the students allocated to these placement providers will be required to supply this.

The School is committed to the reduction of urban bias in the content of its programs. Students undertaking practicum as part of their program could be allocated placements outside the Brisbane metropolitan area. Allocation of placements will be as equitable as possible and issues of hardship will be dealt with at the discretion of the Practicum and Clinical Education Manager. Where allocated placements are allocated regional, rural or remote students should expect to fund these placements independently.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Exercise & Sports Science Australia

Accreditation body

The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology is accredited by:

  • Exercise & Sports Science Australia

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $36,688
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology for the 2018 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Additional costs

  • Annual CPR recertification (approx $55)
  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approx $155)

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All international student applications for the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology is 5518. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Additional application information

This program has limited intake capacity.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - February 28 of the year of commencement.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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