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Clinical Exercise Physiology

Masters by Coursework


Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
1 year, 6 months full-time
Bentley Campus


Expand your knowledge of clinical exercise physiology across target pathologies and population groups.

Professional recognition

This course has Qualifying Accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia.

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This course has been developed to provide graduates with the opportunity to expand their knowledge in the field of clinical exercise physiology across a range of target pathologies and population groups. Students are provided with advanced theoretical knowledge, contemporary clinical experience and research opportunities for the development of quality improvement programs for exercise rehabilitation in a clinical setting.


Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • Covers the new ESSA standards
  • Features niche units
  • Aligns with ACSM curriculum (American College of Sports Medicine), blended learning and high impact coveted practicum opportunities

How this course will make you industry ready

This is a practical course featuring content informed by industry, including the new ESSA standards. Graduates will have in-depth knowledge of key pathological areas and practical hands on experience working with Industry AEPs in a wide variety of clinical and community settings.

Professional recognition

The course has ESSA Qualifying Accreditation.

Career information

  • Accredited exercise physiologist
  • Exercise rehabilitation provider
  • Case manager

What you'll learn

  • Apply clinical exercise physiology principles and approaches in the treatment and management of persons at high risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex clinical presentations drawing upon current research to guide clinical decision making
  • Incorporate creativity and initiative to formulate, implement and critically evaluate effective exercise physiology practice
  • Source and synthesise complex information and evidence using a range of technologies; apply professional and independent judgement to exercise physiology practice
  • Exemplify highly developed communication and technical skills, both written and verbal, to effectively design, apply and justify professional practice with clients, health professionals and stakeholders
  • Integrate appropriate technologies to create, amend and validate exercise interventions and professional decisions based on scientific evidence and clinical reasoning
  • Apply a commitment to professional and personal development in the field of clinical exercise through educational engagement and on-going learning, self-evaluation of practice, and advocacy for exercise physiology
  • Understand and promote a global health care perspective in regards to exercise physiology practice
  • Support and respect individual human rights and cultural diversity in regards to exercise physiology services within a variety of settings
  • Independently and through inter-professional working relationships, apply professional and ethical skills and behaviour across a range of professional settings

Admission criteria

Applicants require a three-year Bachelor degree in Exercise and Sport Science or Human Movement from an Exercise and Sports Science Australia level 1 accredited course with a CWA (course weighted average) of at least 60.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Reading 7.0
Listening 7.0
Overall band score 7.0

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Other requirements and notes for this course

You will also be required to provide supplementary information with your application.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Fieldwork requirements during the course

Please refer to the following statements on the fieldwork component of this course:

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

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Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2022

Student type Cost
Domestic $29,500*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).


For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-CEXPHY
  • CRICOS code: 097865D
  • Last updated on: 17/08/2022