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 title
- Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (coursework)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework only
- current / 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Science
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year only
- 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: 50380 Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation (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) is accredited by: Exercise and Sports Science Australia.
- Time limit
- 5 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Professor Timothy Ackland
- Visit the fees calculator.
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; 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.
|S2||SSEH2240||Motor Learning and Control|
|S1||SSEH2250||Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise|
|S2||SSEH2270||Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Exercise and Health|
|S2||SSEH2290||Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity|
|S1, S2||SSEH3345||Lifespan Motor Development|
|S2||SSEH3375||Psychology of Sport|
|S1, S2||SSEH3393||Professional Practice Part 1 (0 points)|
|S1, S2||SSEH3394||Professional Practice Part 2|
|S1||SSEH4401||Exercise Prescription for Healthy Populations|
|S1||SSEH4402||Nutrition, Health and Body Composition|
Take all units (48 points):
|S2||SSEH4664||Exercise and Health Psychology|
|S2||SSEH5645||Workplace Injury Prevention and Management|
|S1||SSEH5646||Exercise Rehabilitation for Chronic and Complex Conditions|
|S2||SSEH5667||Paediatric Exercise Rehabilitation|
|S1||SSEH5691||Industry Practicum I|
|NS, S1, S2||SSEH5692||Industry Practicum II|
Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points:
|NS||EDUC5689||Physical Development, Movement and Health|
|S2||SCIE4481||Good, Bogus and Corrupted Science|
|S1||SSEH4633||Advanced Biomechanical Methods|
|S1||SSEH4644||Advanced Exercise Physiology|
|S2||SSEH4654||Advanced Concepts in Motor Control and Learning|
|S2||SSEH5475||Advanced Psychology of Sport|
|NS||SSEH5492||Health Promotion in the Schools|
|S1||SSEH5677||Sport and Recreation Marketing|
|S2||SSEH5678||Sport and Recreation Management|
|S2||SSEH5685||Work Site Health Promotion|
|S1||SSEH5688||Introduction to Work Health and Safety|
|S1, S2||SSEH5694||Research Colloquium|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The 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. 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.
(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
Articulations and exit awards
- 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.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
(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 are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.
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