Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
International students must also meet the postgraduate English language requirements.
The minimum entry requirement to this course are completion of a three-year bachelor degree in a related discipline from an approved university or other educational institution, applicants have to be eligible to obtain Exercise Scientist accreditation from Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and completion of 140 hours of exercise science service delivery for apparently healthy clientele. 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.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.
To satisfy the entry requirements for the course, applicants will need to meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Graduates of the H343 Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at Deakin University after 2010. This course is accredited at the Exercise Science level by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and is designed to provide direct entry into the MCEP course.
- Applicants who have previously completed an ESSA accredited undergraduate degree in Exercise Science at another university. Please refer to ESSA webpage to view the list of accredited universities.
- Current or past full member of ESSA. Applicants are required to provide membership evidence with their MCEP application.
- Graduates of undergraduate degrees other than those above, who can demonstrate that they have covered all or most of the elements required for accreditation at the Exercise Science level of ESSA (most undergraduate degrees in Exercise and Sports Science will cover this criteria), will need to complete an ESSA Non-NUCAP Graduate Entry Assessment. Please see instructions below (*).
For all four categories above, applicants must have completed 140 hours of exercise service delivery for apparently healthy clientele, as this is required for Accredited Exercise Physiology (AEP) registration and is not provided within the MCEP course. Applicants must also submit their ‘apparently healthy clientele’ log book with their course application.
(*) For applicants who have not graduated from an accredited ESSA course, there is a requirement to complete the ESSA Non-NUCAP Graduate Entry Assessment as follows:
- Complete the ESSA Non-NUCAP Graduate Entry Assessment Application Form.
- Mail the application form and all relevant documents to ESSA (it must be hard copies), and upload a copy of the application form with your MCEP application.
- ESSA may take 45 days to review applications. During this time, ESSA assessors may contact applicants for more information.
- Upon successful completion of the assessment, ESSA will send the applicant a letter confirming the outcome of their application. Please provide a copy of this confirmation letter to Deakin via the School’s Student Adviser or Course Director. This letter is required as part of the MCEP admission application documents.
Without evidence of meeting the ESSA requirements, applicants will not be able to meet the entry requirement into the course and a full offer will not be made. However, a conditional offer can be made which may require applicants to fulfil the conditions (such as obtaining ESSA accreditation) before a full offer is made.