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Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours)

Overview

Become a qualified Accredited Exercise Physiologist, specialising in the delivery of exercise to help prevent and manage a range of chronic health conditions and injuries.

UQ's Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) will prepare you for an exciting career as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP). Accredited Exercise Physiologists are the fastest growing allied health professionals in Australia.

AEPs design and deliver exercise interventions that prevent and manage a range of musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, metabolic, neurologic, cancer and mental health conditions. They also provide advanced health and physical activity education, advice and support to help people lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Medicare and most private health insurers recognise and cover services supplied by AEPs.

During your studies you will embark on over 600 hours of practicum experiences through our on-campus specialised exercise clinical and external industry placements. These experiences are designed to develop your clinical skills and optimise your exposure to a wide range of work settings, clientele and practitioners; they can sometimes lead directly to future employment.

Upon graduation you can gain accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) as both an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) and Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES).

Location
St Lucia
Duration
4 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
QTAC Code
729801
Program Code
2413
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$38496 (indicative per year)
Duration
4 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
QTAC Code
729801
Program Code
2413
CRICOS Code
092443M
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Optimise your exposure to a wide range of clients and practitioners by undertaking more than 600 hours of clinical professional practice in our on-campus specialised exercise clinics and external industry placements.
  • Graduate with a highly respected qualification that will set you apart and pave the way for further postgraduate studies. This is the only four-year undergraduate clinical exercise physiology in Australia that lets you graduate with a honours.
  • Learn in state-of-the-art exercise science and physiology facilities, including specialised biomechanics, motor control, exercise physiology and strength and conditioning laboratories.
  • Develop clinical skills under the supervision of highly experienced educators who have received numerous national exercise and sport sciences awards.

3 in the world for sports-related subjects

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Australia for sports-related subjects

QS World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work

Placements and work experience

You will undertake more than 550 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals, a variety of health care organisations and fitness facilities (including sporting teams). During your placements, you will have the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework to practice and develop your clinical skills in real life setting.

From year two, a variety of sessional practical experiences are undertaken before commencing block placements in years three and four.

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.

Clinical placements may be outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area where you will required to fund your travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

This program has pre-placement requirements which must be met prior to commencement of the program or a placement course. Further details can be found on the Placement Ready website.

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise Science Technical Skills
  • Exercise Prescription & Programming for Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Exercise Prescription & Programming for Ageing, Metabolic Disease & Cancer

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Exercise physiologist
  • Exercise scientist
  • Strength and conditioning specialist
  • Cardiac scientist
  • Corporate health and fitness adviser
  • Rehabilitation professional 
  • Active living coordinator
  • Biomechanist
  • Respiratory technician

Graduate salary

Rehabilitation (postgraduate)

$61K–$68K

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Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • Exercise & Sports Science Australia

Program accreditation

The Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) is accredited by:

  • Exercise & Sports Science Australia

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics

Entry score threshold

OPRankIB
49437

These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2020. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the threshold doesn't guarantee admission.

English language requirements

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

TOEFL IBT - Overall 100, listening 25, reading 25, writing 27, speaking 23.

TOEFL PB - Overall 600, listening 59, reading 59, writing 64/6.

Pearsons - Overall 72, sub bands minimum 72.

CES - Overall 185, All sub bands minimum 185.

BE and OET are not accepted.

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Additional application information

At the end of year 1, you must obtain, and hold for the duration of the program, a current First Aid Certificate (including CPR) and Blue Card. You may also be required to provide evidence that you do not carry blood borne transmissible viruses or tuberculosis (TB) and comply with a schedule of immunisations. For more information, visit http://habs.uq.edu.au/placement-ready.

This program may be completed part-time, however, semesters that include a placement must be studied full-time.

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

Additional application information

This program has limited intake capacity.

At the end of year 1, you must obtain, and hold for the duration of the program, a current First Aid Certificate (including CPR) and Blue Card. You may also be required to provide evidence that you do not carry blood borne transmissible viruses or tuberculosis (TB) and comply with a schedule of immunisations. For more information, visit http://habs.uq.edu.au/placement-ready.

Entry score range

This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B ClinicalExerPhysiology(Hons) for Semester 1, 2020

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest2 / 972 / 98
Median4 / 944 / 95
Lowest5 / 924 / 94

Who you'll study with

Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2020:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students

(A) Higher education study

7173.2%

(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

<5<5

(C) Work and life experience

00%
(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
1515.46%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
00%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
<5<5

International students

99.28%

Total

97100%

"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

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

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $38,496

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $9,142

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Additional costs

  • Annual CPR re-certification (approximately $60 per year)
  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approximately $155 renewed every 3 years)
  • Costs for vaccinations and serology are the responsibility of the student and will vary based on individual and program requirements.

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

How you apply depends on what type of applicant you are.

Your senior schooling is from Australia or New Zealand

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre if you are an international student who is currently:

  • completing Australian Year 12 (either in Australia or offshore) or
  • studying the International Baccalaureate in Australia.

The QTAC code for the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) is 729801.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to QTAC

All other international applicants

Submit your application to UQ. If you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) is 2413.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to UQ

Important dates

If you’re studying Year 12 in Australiago to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program. 

If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program is: 

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar

Important dates

Admissions schemes

Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple as we can.

We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.

Learn more about admission schemes

Pathway options

A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.

If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Learn more about pathway options

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit