Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2018

Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved degree in Exercise and Sport Science (or equivalent) and be recognised as an exercise scientist by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA); or have been assessed by ESSA as being deficient only in exercise science subject areas covered by the MClinExP program.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - February 28 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences

Email: hmns@enquire.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 6240

Web: http://www.hmns.uq.edu.au

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2018

Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved degree in Exercise and Sport Science (or equivalent) and be recognised as an exercise scientist by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA); or have been assessed by ESSA as being deficient only in exercise science subject areas covered by the MClinExP program.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

CRICOS Code: 061814A

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - February 28 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web: http://www.hmns.uq.edu.au

Enquire online

Why study the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology?

Clinical Exercise Physiology graduates are in high demand in the exercise rehabilitation, health and fitness, and sport science industries.

This program is designed to permit suitably qualified university graduates to meet the requirements for Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) accreditation in just one and a half years of intensive study and clinical training. Only ESSA accredited Exercise Physiologists can provide exercise science services covered by Medicare (the national health care scheme), Work Cover and the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Students are provided with specialised skills and knowledge in exercise prescription and programming for patients with acute and chronic medical conditions, injury prevention and exercise interventions. The program provides a comprehensive coverage of key pathologies including metabolic, cardiovascular, neurological, musculoskeletal, and acute conditions. Students will work with clients with specific clinical conditions in each of our five specialised on-campus exercise clinics. Students will also appreciate the role of exercise scientists in health promotion, injury prevention and effective treatment planning, implementation and evaluation.

What you can study

This program provides students with a comprehensive coverage of key pathologies including metabolic, cardiovascular, neurological, musculoskeletal and progressive conditions. Students will develop specialised skills and knowledge in the design and delivery of exercise interventions for clinical populations including acute and chronic medical conditions (e.g. diabetes mellitis and coronary heart disease), injury (e.g. spinal cord injury, brain injury) and lower back pain.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Placement courses

Students will undertake approximately 600 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals and a variety of health care organisations. During their placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework to practice and develop their clinical skills in real life setting.

Students will commence their clinical placements in the second semester of the program. During the third and final semester students will undertake their final two major clinical placements.

Please note, some placement providers require students to provide a criminal history check and the students allocated to these placement providers will be required to supply this.

The School is committed to the reduction of urban bias in the content of its programs. Students undertaking practicum as part of their program could be allocated placements outside the Brisbane metropolitan area. Allocation of placements will be as equitable as possible and issues of hardship will be dealt with at the discretion of the Practicum and Clinical Education Manager. Where allocated placements are allocated regional, rural or remote students should expect to fund these placements independently.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

An approved degree in Exercise and Sport Science (or equivalent) and be recognised as an exercise scientist by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA); or have been assessed by ESSA as being deficient only in exercise science subject areas covered by the MClinExP program.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

Additional application information

Domestic students in the MClinExP may be eligible for income support and should contact Centrelink.

This program has pre-placement requirements which must be met prior to commencement of the program or a placement course. Further details can be found on the Placement Ready website.

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - February 28 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

An approved degree in Exercise and Sport Science (or equivalent) and be recognised as an exercise scientist by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA); or have been assessed by ESSA as being deficient only in exercise science subject areas covered by the MClinExP program.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

Additional application requirements

This program has limited intake capacity.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 061814A

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - February 28 of the year of commencement.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Additional costs

  • Annual CPR recertification (approx $55)
  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approx $155)

What you can do with a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Careers

Graduates may choose to work as an accredited exercise physiologist in a hospital, health and fitness centre, sporting academy, sports clinic, rehabilitation clinic or in your own private practice.

Graduates may specialise in areas including:

  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Chronic disease management (e.g. diabetes, obesity)
  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Return to work settings

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following organisations:

  • Exercise & Sports Science Australia

Accrediting body

This program has been accredited by:

  • Exercise & Sports Science Australia

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

To complete the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #24 from the MClinExP course list or other courses approved by the head of school. Refer to the program rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology.

Program Rules for the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology