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 is a professional-entry-level degree that produces graduates who are eligible to register as an accredited exercise physiologist (AEP). You'll explore health and exercise from cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, metabolic, neuromuscular and psychological perspectives. At Southern Cross University’s Health Clinic, you’ll receive theoretical grounding through professional placements that enable you to practise prescribing rehabilitation exercise for people with injury, disability or chronic disease. Accredited exercise physiologists can provide exercise testing, preventative exercise programs and specialist rehabilitation exercise interventions for people living with chronic diseases, disability or injury. Career options exist in private practice, hospitals, aged care facilities and rehabilitation centres.

Designed for

Graduates with a relevant bachelor degree or equivalent


Credit points 144


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

Standard entry requirements

  • Successfully completed a Bachelor’s Degree that is accredited with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) at the level of Exercise Science, with a GPA not less than 5.0 (a credit average) across the degree
  • Or met the requirements of ESSA’s Graduate Assessment for Postgraduate Study, with a GPA not less than 5.0 (a credit average) across the degree


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 International: $30,400 No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years
Lismore International: $30,400 Yes
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • 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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