Deakin’s Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology has a national reputation for teaching excellence, world-class facilities and graduate employability. This award-winning course creates a simple pathway towards becoming an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, and the 300-plus hours of industry experience you undertake will open the door to exciting opportunities.
Want to study alongside the brightest minds in the field at our purpose-built Deakin Clinical Exercise Centre?
This course gives you all the tools you need to become a successful clinical exercise physiologist. You’ll study in world-class facilities, learn from brilliant teachers who are leaders in the field, benefit from extensive practical experience and grow your professional network through our long list of industry partners. If you love the feeling of helping people manage or overcome chronic conditions through exercise, we can help you channel that passion into a long-lasting career. Equally, if you want to enhance your skills in a high-performing, nurturing environment, this is the course for you.
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To complete the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology students must attain 12 credit points. All units are equal to 1 credit point completed over three trimesters (minimum 18 months) of full-time study and/or part-time equivalent undertaken in campus mode of study. All units are core units (these are compulsory). There are no elective units.
Students cannot complete the course in less than 18 months.
All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity and HSE070 Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety in their first trimester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit).
Teaching, placements and assessment tasks may take place outside of Deakin University teaching periods.
Year 1 - Trimester 1
Year 1 - Trimester 2
Year 2 - Trimester 1
The minimum entry requirements to this course are:
Please refer below for more information on entry requirements into this course.
Students are advised to aim for at least a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65% or greater; however achieving 65% or greater WAM does not provide guaranteed entry into the course.
To satisfy the entry requirements for the course, applicants will need to meet one or more of the following criteria:
For all four categories above, applicants must complete and submit the below with their applications:
completed 140 hours of exercise assessment, prescription and delivery for apparently healthy clientele, as this is required for Accredited Exercise Physiology (AEP) registration and is not provided within the MCEP course.
(*) For applicants who have not graduated from an accredited ESSA course, there is a requirement to complete the Non-ESSA Accredited Graduate Entry Assessment as follows:
Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
$39,200 for 1 yr full-time AUD
Individuals with chronic conditions can now have treatments from an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) covered by Medicare and many private health insurers. This has increased the career opportunities for those with an AEP-recognised qualification, and puts graduates of this course in a strong position for career progression.
Your practical experience, technical knowledge and problem-solving skills will allow you to thrive in a variety of settings including:
When you are on clinical placement, it’s always a good idea to put your best foot forward. Some of these placements lead directly to future employment.