University of Newcastle

Master of Exercise Physiology

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

The Master of Exercise Physiology is for students who have completed an AQF level 7 Bachelor (or higher), or equivalent, degree in exercise and sport science who wish to pursue a career as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP). The Master of Exercise Physiology is an advanced professionally orientated degree program which has been designed to meet the required Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) professional standards whilst including exciting course offerings reflecting current and emerging areas of exercise physiology practice. Graduates of the program can expect to occupy specialised roles in integrated health practice where exercise interventions are used as part of the management of disease, injury, and dysfunction. Throughout this program you will learn from experienced clinicians and researchers, developing skills in critical thinking and reflective practice in pathophysiology as well as medical management of disease enabling prescription and delivery of exercise within diverse health care settings. Student focused learning is provided through a balance of flexible and engaging electronic learning with face to face clinical problem-solving experiences combined with placement opportunities in an expansive and supportive clinical network.


Students are required to complete a total of, but no more than, 160 units, comprised of the following: 150 units of core courses, 10 unit directed course.


  • Exercise Physiology Practice, Assessment and Intervention
  • Exercise and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Exercise in Chronic Diseases (Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Metabolic Diseases)
  • Exercises in Geriatric Populations
  • Human Pharmacology
  • Motivating Health Behaviour Change

Standard entry requirements

Prior completion of an AQF7 Bachelor degree (or higher), or equivalent, in exercise and sport science that is accredited with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). Students that have completed the Graduate Diploma in Exercise and Chronic Disease Management will not be allowed entry into the Master of Exercise Physiology unless they can demonstrate a successful Graduate Entry Assessment from Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Ourimbah International: $74,120 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Ourimbah.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation.

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