Clinical exercise physiology


Chronic health problems such as cancer or mental health issues are known to respond positively to exercise. Study clinical exercise physiology and develop the knowledge and expertise to prevent and treat many medical conditions, injuries and disabilities.

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology: winner of multiple ESSA awards
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How far can postgraduate study at Deakin take your career?

Come find out at our Postgraduate and Honours Study Expo. You’ll have the opportunity to speak with academics regarding courses, careers and study in a friendly expo environment.

Melbourne Burwood Campus
Tuesday 25 September, 5-7pm


Career opportunities

They say that sitting at a desk for eight hours a day is the new smoking. With startling new revelations like this, there’s a reason why clinical exercise physiology is in more demand than ever before. Careers include the fields of:

  • Allied health team in a public or private hospital setting
  • Community health
  • Occupational rehabilitation
  • Private clinic opportunities
  • Sport


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any credit for prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor’s and bachelor’s with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Looking back at my time at Deakin the one thing that I won’t forget is the love to learn and to become more knowledgeable about anything that might interest you.

Madeleine Hogan


First accredited course in Victoria

Our Master's of Clinical Exercise Physiology is the first course in Victoria to have achieved Accredited Exercise Physiologists status with Exercise and Sports Science Australia. The course and our graduates have received a number of ESSA awards.

World-class sport facilities

Our Elite Sports Precinct, teaching labs and extensive equipment will support your training and help you gain a better understanding of sport science.

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Research with us

You’ll have opportunities to benefit from and participate in the latest research. You’ll also have access to professional networks and contacts in industry and the sports sector. You could also develop an in-depth knowledge of your particular area of interest in an Honours year.

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Research partners

We're proud to work with a diverse group of Australian and international research partners. Some of these include:

  • BakerIDI Heart and Diabetes Institute
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Eastern Health
  • Epworth Health
  • Austin Health


The Deakin Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology is accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology at Deakin

Deakin University's Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology is the first clinical exercise course in Victoria to achieve accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia.

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