Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
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 title
- Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework or by coursework and dissertation
- current / 2019
- Administered by
- Faculty of Science
- CRICOS code
- 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.)
- The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology has the following exit award: 74320 Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology (48 points) (48 points)
- Credit points required
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 or coursework and dissertation) is accredited by: Exercise and Sports Science Australia.
- Time limit
- 5 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP; or postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Professor Timothy Ackland
- Visit the fees calculator.
Enquiries and course advice
- 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.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2019; NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2020 or 2021.
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.
|S2||SSEH2290||Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity|
|S1||SSEH3301||Exercise Prescription and Nutrition for Health and Fitness|
|S1, S2||SSEH3345||Lifespan Motor Development|
|S1, S2||SSEH3393||Professional Practice Part 1 (0 points)|
|S1, S2||SSEH3394||Professional Practice Part 2|
Take all units (72 points):
|S1, S2||SSEH4489||Advanced Exercise Rehabilitation|
|S1||SSEH4664||Exercise and Health Psychology|
|S1, S2||SSEH5643||Cardiac Rehabilitation|
|S1||SSEH5645||Workplace Injury Prevention and Management|
|S2||SSEH5646||Chronic and Complex Conditions 1|
|N/A||SSEH5647||Chronic and Complex Conditions 2|
|S1, S2||SSEH5667||Paediatric Exercise Rehabilitation|
|S1, S2||SSEH5691||Industry Practicum I|
|NS, S1, S2||SSEH5692||Industry Practicum II|
|S1||SSEH5693||Industry Practicum 3|
|S1, S2||SSEH5699||Exercise Physiology Clinical Portfolio (0 points)|
Students in the course by coursework and dissertation take 24 points.
|S1, S2||SSEH5020||Literature Review and Research Proposal|
|S1, S2||SSEH5021||Sport Science Exercise and Health Research Project Part 1|
|S1, S2||SSEH5022||Sport Science Exercise and Health Research Project Part 2|
|S1, S2||SSEH5023||Sport Science Exercise and Health Research Project Part 3|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The http://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/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).
English Language competency requirements
3.(1) 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, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
(3) Applicants presenting with the TOEFL iBT require an overall score of at least 94, a minimum score of 27 in the Writing section, a minimum score of 23 in the Speaking section, and no other sub-score less than 24.
(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.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 74320 Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology (48 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology course before completing it, but after completing 48 points of course core units in line with the course regulations, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
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.
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