Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Testamur Title of Degree:

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Abbreviation:

MClinExPhys

Home Faculty:

Health and Behavioural Sciences

Duration:

1 year full-time only; not available part-time

Total Credit Points:

48

Delivery Mode:

On-campus

Starting Session(s):

Autumn

Location:

Wollongong

UOW Course Code:

1617

CRICOS Code:

068540K

Overview

The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology aims to produce professional Exercise Scientists who can utilise exercise to prevent and rehabilitate disease and injury in the broader community. As an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, students are able to register as an Allied Health Professional with Medicare, WorkCover NSW, private health insurers and potentially interstate organisations.

Graduates have the potential to be employed within the public NSW Health system or private hospital sector, often as part of multi-disciplinary rehabilitation teams.

Many graduates work within private exercise physiology clinics across a broad range of rehabilitation areas, including (but not limited to) cardiac rehabilitation, diabetes management, falls prevention, chronic and complex disease management, and return-to-work programs.

Graduates are often employed in the work-related injury and rehabilitation sector (WorkCover NSW), either as allied health professionals providing the service, or as the agent/rehabilitation provider from the case management perspective.

Entry Requirements / Assumed Knowledge

A Bachelor degree in Exercise Science of at least three years duration from a recognised tertiary institution is required. Places are limited and a minimum credit average across all completed undergraduate subjects is required to be considered competitive for entry.

International students are required to have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum level of 6.0 in all bands of reading and writing, speaking and listening.

Course Requirements

The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology requires the successful completion of 48 credit points of subjects in accordance with the table below.

This course is not available part-time.

Note that this degree has 360 hours of compulsory clinical placement which is completed in Spring Session as part of the Clinical Practicum subject. In order to complete this placement, students must comply with the legal requirements of the NSW Health Department. This requires all staff and students undertaking clinical placements to receive a criminal record clearance and vaccination record status check before employment or placement in any capacity in the NSW health system. For further information, refer to the Additional Information section.

Subject Code

Subject Name

Session

Credit Points

EXSC920

Clinical Exercise Physiology

Autumn

24

EXSC921

Clinical Practicum

Spring

16

EXSC922

Advanced Workplace Injury Management for Exercise Physiologists

Spring

8

Professional Recognition

Upon graduation from the Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology, students will be eligible to individually apply for accreditation as an exercise physiologist with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA; formerly Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS)).

Further Information

Dr Herb Groeller
Course Coordinator
+61 2 4221 3461
herb_groeller@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 19 October, 2010