Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Course summary for current students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted ||Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Duration||1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Deakin course code||H743|
Course structure applies to students commencing in 2016 onwards.
Teaching, placements and assessment tasks may take place outside of Deakin University teaching periods.
The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology is the first clinical exercise course in Victoria to achieve accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). The course provides graduates with a simple pathway to accreditation as Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP) and access to Provider Numbers with Medicare Australia, WorkSafe Victoria, DVA, TAC, and other compensable funds and schemes. Although the course only commenced in 2011, it is already achieving outstanding levels of teaching excellence, clinical supervision, learning outcomes and employment in the sector. The teaching team has expertise across all of the pathology areas needed for clinical exercise practice. The clinical practicum program covers all of the requirements for AEP accreditation and features the award winning Clinical Exercise Learning Centre at Burwood (Melbourne), where students develop their practice skills under close supervision and mentoring. Students then embark on a range of external clinical practicum experiences organised by the University, designed to optimise students’ exposure to a wide range of clientele, practitioners and institutions. Some of these placements lead directly to future employment. The course is an 18 month graduate-entry degree where you will develop your capacity to creatively and flexibly apply your knowledge and skills to new situations, and be able to think in a rigorous and independent manner.
The course aims to:
- develop your knowledge and expertise in the application of exercise for both the prevention and treatment of many chronic medical conditions, injuries and disabilities;
- enable you to understand the effects of acute and chronic exercise on physiological and pathophysiological processes in individuals with injury and disease;
- link you to your industry through high quality clinical placements where you will develop as a practitioner of clinical exercise;
- produce graduates who have the knowledge, skills and competencies to be eligible for AEP accreditation on graduation;
- equip you with lifelong independent learning skills that will enable you to be the best practitioners possible now and in the future; and
- produce graduates who demonstrate a commitment to maintaining high levels of personal and professional standards of practice
The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (H743) is the first AEP course in Victoria to be accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). Students are eligible to apply for accreditation as AEPs upon completion of the course, and are then eligible for Provider Numbers with Medicare Australia, WorkSafe Victoria, DVA, TAC, and other compensable funds and schemes.
Note: This course is currently accredited as at the date of publishing. The eligibility of students for membership of the accrediting body is subject to meeting the requirements of ESSA. Deakin University makes no representation that students will meet those requirements.
This course provides you with the required knowledge and necessary skills, developed through theoretical and pre-clinical units to enable you to take full advantage of the three clinical placements on offer. The clinical placement program consists of a fully integrated internal and external placement system. The internal placements occur in the award winning Clinical Exercise Learning Centre (CELC), with supervision provided by expert AEPs. The external placements are in a wide variety of settings aligned to the scope of practice for clinical exercise physiologists and sometimes lead directly to future employment. All placements are organised by an academic staff member with responsibility for clinical placements, and will provide you with professional industry links, reinforce your understanding of the role of an AEP and give you extensive opportunities to gain practical knowledge, skills and competencies that will enable you to practise confidently in this field.
^Indicates compulsory practicum core units students need to complete in this course - refer course structure.
Fees and charges
All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.
2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:
|Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*||Domestic Fee Paying||International Fee Paying|
The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.
* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are
indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016
CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms
legislation is passed.
This course requires successful completion of 12 credit points over three trimesters (minimum 18 months) of full-time study and/or part-time equivalent undertaken in campus mode of study.
Students cannot complete the course in less than 18 months.
Year 1 - Trimester 1
|HSE703||Exercise Behaviour and Motivation |
|HSE705||Exercise Physiology for Cardiopulmonary Disease |
|HSE707||Exercise Physiology for Musculoskeletal Injury and Disease |
Year 1 - Trimester 2
|HSE702||Exercise Physiology for Neurological and Neuromuscular Disease |
|HSE704||Exercise Physiology for Metabolic Disease |
Year 1 - Trimester 3
* Trimester 3 clinical practicums available for flexibility and to accommodate part time students
Year 2 - Trimester 1
|HSE706||Research in Clinical Exercise Physiology (for students commencing 2016)|
|HBS745||Collaborative Practice in Healthcare (for continuing students)|
|HSE709||Exercise Physiology for Special Populations |
Domestic students enrolled in this postgraduate coursework program may be eligible for student income support through Youth Allowance and Austudy.
Further information can be found at Deakin University's Fees website.