Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (coursework)

In the past 15 years, under the guidance of a professional body—Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), accredited Exercise Physiologists (EPs) have gained national recognition as the allied health professional with the knowledge and experience to prescribe exercise for people with chronic and complex medical conditions. EPs now have provider status with the Health Insurance Commission (Medicare), as well as many private and government health and compensable insurance schemes.

This master's degree course will develop students' knowledge and skills in preparation for work in the allied health industry. The course will be accredited by ESSA so that graduates will be eligible to apply for accreditation status. Students may structure a course which is best tailored to their future requirements and area of specialisation. 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.

Course overview

Course title
Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (coursework)
Award abbreviation
MClinExPhys
Course code
73520
Course type
master's degree by coursework only
Status
current / 2019
Administered by
Faculty of Science
CRICOS code
089267D

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Articulation
The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology has the following exit award: 50380 Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (48 points) (48 points)
Credit points required
96
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1.5 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 72 points of taught units and 24 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the Faculty
Maximum course duration
2 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 96 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
Professional accreditation
Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (coursework) is accredited by: Exercise and Sports Science Australia.
Time limit
5 years
Delivery mode
multi-mode
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Professor Timothy Ackland
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Enquiries and course advice

Note
Students entering the 96 pt program must submit a Graduate Entry Assessment (GEA) to ESSA before the end of their first semester in the course.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Students who have not completed (a) a Bachelor of Science from this university with a double major in Sport Science and Exercise and Health, or equivalent as recognised by the faculty; or (b) a bachelor's degree in Sport, Exercise and/or Movement Sciences from a recognised tertiary institution that has been accredited by ESSA at the 'Exercise Science' level must complete relevant conversion unit(s) up to the value of 24 points, as advised by the faculty.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S2SSEH2240Motor Learning and Control
S1SSEH2250Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise
S1SSEH2260Exercise Physiology
S2SSEH2270Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Exercise and Health
S2SSEH2290Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity
S1, S2SSEH3345Lifespan Motor Development
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 SSEH unit
S1SSEH3355Biomechanical Principles
Prerequisites:
SSEH2250 Biomechanics or any Level 2 PHYS unit or any Level 2 ENSC unit
S1SSEH3365Sport Physiology
Prerequisites:
SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
S2SSEH3375Psychology of Sport
Prerequisites:
SSEH2270 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Exercise and Health; or a Level 2 PSYC unit; for pre-2012 courses: none
Incompatibility:
SSEH5475 Advanced Psychology of Sport (formerly HMES8475 Advanced Psychology of Sport)
S2SSEH3376Coaching Psychology
Prerequisites:
SSEH2270 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Exercise and Health; or a Level 2 PSYC unit or approval of the unit coordinator.
S1, S2SSEH3389Exercise Rehabilitation
Prerequisites:
any anatomy or human biology unit; or enrolment in Exercise and Health major or Sport Science major
S1, S2SSEH3393Professional Practice Part 1 (0 points)
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (Sport Science major) or Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Health major) and must have completed 72 points toward the degree; for pre-2012 courses: enrolment in a major in Sport Science (MJ-SSCEH) or Exercise and Health (PG-EXHSC) and must have completed 72 points in the degree
Incompatibility:
SSEH3392 Professional Practice; SSEH3390 Professional Practice Part 1; SSEH3391 Professional Practice Part 2
S1, S2SSEH3394Professional Practice Part 2
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (Sport Science major) or the Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Health major) and must have completed 72 points in the degree; for pre-2012 courses: enrolment in a major in Sport Science (MJ-SSCEH) or Exercise and Health (PG-EXHSC) and must have completed 72 points in the degree as well as SSEH3393 Professional Practice Part 1; or enrolment in the Diploma in Science (DU004) with a major in Sport Science (MJS-SPTSC) or Exercise and Health (MJS-EXHS) and must have completed 24 points.
Incompatibility:
SSEH3392 Professional Practice; SSEH3390 Professional Practice Part 1; SSEH3391 Professional Practice Part 2
S1SSEH4401Exercise Prescription for Healthy Populations
S1SSEH4402Nutrition, Health and Body Composition

Take all units (48 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1SSEH4664Exercise and Health Psychology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330); or the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (50380);or the Master of Exercise Science (52510); or the Master of Health Science (71540); or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520); or honours in the Faculty of Science
S2SSEH5643Cardiac Rehabilitation
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (50380); or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520). This unit is available, with the permission of the Head of School, to students in the honours or graduate courses within the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health.
S2SSEH5645Workplace Injury Prevention and Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (50380); or the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390); or the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330); or the Master of Exercise Science (52510); or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520); or the Master of Work Health and Safety (74530)
S2SSEH5646Chronic and Complex Conditions 1
Prerequisites:
Postgraduate study in Sport Science, Exercise and Health within the Graduate Diploma of Exercise Rehabilitation or Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology. SSEH5691 Industry Practicum I
S2SSEH5651Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (50380); or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520). This unit is available, with the permission of the Head of School, to students in the honours or postgraduate courses within the School of Sport Science Exercise and Health.
S1SSEH5667Paediatric Exercise Rehabilitation
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (50380) or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520); or the Master of Exercise Science (coursework) (52510)—only with permission from the unit coordinator
S1SSEH5691Industry Practicum I
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520) or the Master of Exercise Science (52510), and have a course plan developed including enrolment in this unit.
NS, S1, S2SSEH5692Industry Practicum II
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520) or the Master of Exercise Science (52510) or the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330) or the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390), and have a course plan developed including approved enrolment in this unit.

Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NSEDUC5689Physical Development, Movement and Health
Incompatibility:
SSEH5689 Physical Development, Movement and Health
S2SCIE4481Good, Bogus and Corrupted Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in honours or postgraduate course
S1SSEH4602Research Methods
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport Science, Exercise and Health; or Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520)
S1SSEH4603Data Analysis
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport Science, Exercise and Health; or Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520)
S1SSEH4633Advanced Biomechanical Methods
Prerequisites:
enrolment in honours or postgraduate study in Sport Science, Exercise and Health
S1SSEH4644Advanced Exercise Physiology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in honours or postgraduate study in Sport Science, Exercise and Health and completion of at least two units in exercise physiology or enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science and either an undergraduate major in Physiology or ANHB5505 Advanced Studies in Physiology or APHB5504 Advanced Techniques in Physiology or PHYL3004 Physiology of Integrated Organ Function or equivalent.
S2SSEH4654Advanced Concepts in Motor Control and Learning
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Exercise Rehabilitation Science honours or postgraduate study in Sport Science, Exercise and Health; or the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (50380); or the Master of Exercise Science (52510)
S2SSEH5475Advanced Psychology of Sport
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate study in Sport Science, Exercise and Health
Incompatibility:
SSEH3375 Psychology of Sport (formerly HMES3375 Psychology of Sport)
NSSSEH5491Health Education
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Education (31400)
NSSSEH5492Health Promotion in the Schools
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Education (31400)
S1SSEH5677Sport and Recreation Marketing
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Exercise Science (52510); or the Master of Health Science (71540); or Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390)
S2SSEH5678Sport and Recreation Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Exercise Science (52510) or the Master of Ecotourism (coursework) (73510) or the Master of Health Science (coursework) (71540) or the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390) or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520)
S2SSEH5685Work Site Health Promotion
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390), Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330), Master of Exercise Science (52510), Master of Biomedical Science (71520), Master of Health Science (71540), Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520) or Master of Work Health and Safety (74530)
Incompatibility:
SSEH3339 Community and Work Site Health Promotion (formerly HMES3339)
S1SSEH5687Physical Ergonomics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330) or the Master of Work Health and Safety (74530)
Incompatibility:
SSEH3387 Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics in Industry (formerly HMES3387 Human Performance in Industry)
S1SSEH5688Introduction to Work Health and Safety
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330) or Master of Work Health and Safety (74530)
S1, S2SSEH5694Research Colloquium
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Exercise Rehabilitation Science; or postgraduate study in Sport Science, Exercise and Health; or the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390); or the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330); or the Master of Exercise Science (coursework (52510); or the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (50380)

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The http://matrix-prod.its.uwa.edu.au/handbooks2019/postgraduate/student-procedures'>student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a Bachelor of Science with a major in Sport Science and/or Exercise and Health, or equivalent as recognised by UWA;

or

(b) a bachelor's degree in physiotherapy from a recognised tertiary institution;

or

(c) a relevant bachelor's degree in a related field of study from a recognised tertiary institution that included foundation units in the majority of the following sub-discipline areas: biomechanics, motor control and learning, exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, human growth and development and human anatomy.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) This course has the following exit award:

  • 50380 Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (48 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology course before completing it, but after completing 48 points, which includes course core and specialisation core units in line with the course regulations Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points (maximum value) which include conversion units to a value of 24 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

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

or

(b) a relevant bachelor degree and provided an official ESSA "Graduate Entry Assessment" letter that demonstrates equivalence with "Exercise Science" members;

and

(c) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent. are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10. A student who fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' unless the Faculty decides otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent, which is calculated based on —

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.