Studying online

There are now 2 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

Click on an offering mode for more details.

Unit Overview


This unit focuses on the knowledge, skills and clinical evidence around the assessment and prescription of exercise for clients with chronic and/or complex conditions. The pathologies or conditions covered are considered key domains for a clinical exercise physiologist across prevention, management and exercise rehabilitation. Across all topics the focus is on understanding the impact of the condition, the evidence around the role of exercise, and an ability to use that knowledge and evidence to inform and deliver exercise within clinical practice.

This unit will be assessed using a combination of blended learning assessment and feedback, incorporating theoretical and practical elements, problem based learning, case study analysis and simulated learning modes.

There is a high practical component within this unit including assessment and delivery of an exercise management plan and participation in exercise assessment and prescription with peers.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) critically evaluate the evidence base and apply relevant knowledge to AEP practice in an effective and methodical manner to optimise health status, function, recovery, independence, and participation for individuals and population groups with chronic and/or complex presentations; (2) demonstrate an ability to safely screen, assess, and evaluate function, capacity, and health status for individuals and populations; (3) formulate appropriate screening, monitoring and assessments considering key factors including health and treatment needs and presentation, client preferences and goals, and socio-cultural factors; (4) utilise assessment outcomes to inform exercise prescription in a variety of populations, across different settings; and (5) prescribe, deliver, adapt and evaluate evidence based exercise interventions that optimise health, function, recovery, independence, and participation in chronic and/or complex conditions.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) applied clinical knowledge assessments and (2) practical exam - objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the practical exam - objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) component.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Ben Kramer
Unit rules
Enrolment in
73520 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
or prior approval
Contact hours
Lectures, readings, and all additional learning content for this unit will be provided online. Periodic face-to-face workshops will be undertaken throughout the semester, which will require your presence on campus at these times.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.