Taught course

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

University of Queensland · Health and Behavioural Sciences

Entry requirements

Prerequisites: An approved degree in Exercise and Sport Science (or equivalent)including successful completion of the following courses with a unit value of #2 in, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Psychology, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Motor Control, Sport & Exercise Psychology and one course from the Human Movement Studies field. Entry is competitive based on GPA.

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International. English proficiency: IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ.

How to apply?

Applications must be lodged through UQ International. Closing date: To commence study in semester 2 - February 28 of the year of commencement. Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Months of entry


Course content

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; many of the opportunities however are restricted to Exercise Physiologists who are accredited with the Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

This program is designed to permit suitably qualified university graduates to meet the requirements for 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 aims to provide a comprehensive coverage of key pathologies including metabolic, cardiovascular, neurological, musculoskeletal, and acute conditions.

Graduates will also appreciate the role of exercise scientists in health promotion, injury prevention and effective treatment planning, implementation and evaluation. This program includes over 500 hours of supervised clinical practice.

Fees and funding

International students
AU$ 33,280

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

(To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.)

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months

Course contact details

UQ International
+61 3 8676 7004