Southern Cross University

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology a professional entry-level-program that aims to produce graduates who will be eligible to register as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP). AEPs can provide exercise testing, preventative exercise programs and specialist rehabilitation exercise interventions for people living with chronic diseases, disability or injury. Employment may be gained in various settings including private practice with referrals from GPs, rehabilitation centres, community health, multidisciplinary allied health clinics, workplace health centres, hospitals and aged care facilities. Clinical exercise physiology is an allied health profession that is part of the Medicare and private health insurance systems.

Designed for

Graduates with a relevant bachelor degree or equivalent


12 units. 360 hours of clinical placements.


  • Clinical exercise physiology
  • strength and conditioning, exercise physiology, functional anatomy and biomechanics.

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science or equivalent
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate and CPR update
  • Immunisations for working in a NSW or QLD public health facility
  • Criminal record check
  • 140 hours' AAESS required practicum experience


Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA). Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with (ESSA) as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years
Lismore Domestic: $35,040
International: $35,040
  • Part-time : 3 years

Further information

The course includes clinical placements at on-campus or off-campus locations, for students to gain practical experience in cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, metabolic, neuromuscular and immunological rehabilitation exercise.

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