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|Award granted||Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Length||1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Faculty contacts||Health - Student and Academic Services|
Tel 03 9251 7777
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
|Deakin course code||H743|
The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology is the first and only clinical exercise course in Victoria to achieve accreditation with Exercise & 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 the Melbourne Burwood Campus, 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:
The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (H743) is the first AEP course in Victoria to be accredited by Exercise & 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.
Since 2006 AEPs have been formally recognised by the Federal Department of Health and Ageing into allied health to deliver Medicare-compensable exercise services for those with chronic conditions or complex care needs. This has increased the career opportunities for those with an AEP recognised qualification.
Graduates are likely to gain employment in medical hospital/clinic rehabilitation, occupational, community, or sports rehabilitation, or in case management through compensable schemes such as Medicare, Worksafe, or the TAC.
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 on-campus mode of study.
Students cannot complete the course in less than 18 months.
|HSE703||Exercise Behaviour and Motivation|
|HSE705||Exercise Physiology for Cardiopulmonary Disease|
|HSE707||Exercise Physiology for Musculoskeletal Injury and Disease|
|HSE711||Pre Clinical Practice 1|
|HSE702||Exercise Physiology for Neurological and Neuromuscular Disease|
|HSE704||Exercise Physiology for Metabolic Disease|
|HSE712||Pre Clinical Practice 2|
|HSE714||Clinical Practicum 1|
|HSE714||Clinical Practicum 1 *|
|HSE715||Clinical Practicum 2 *|
|HSE717||Clinical Practicum 3 *|
* Trimester 3 clinical practicums available for flexibility and to accommodate part time students
|HBS745||Interprofessional Collaboration in Health Care|
|HSE709||Exercise Physiology for Special Populations|
|HSE715||Clinical Practicum 2|
|HSE717||Clinical Practicum 3|
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.
To be considered for selection into the course, applicants must be eligible for FULL membership of ESSA (a necessary pre-requisite for AEP accreditation) and have completed 140 hours of exercise service delivery for apparently healthy clientele. The pathways for admittance into the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (H743) are:
For all five categories, applicants must have also completed 140 hours of exercise service delivery for apparently healthy clientele as this is required for AEP accreditation and is not provided within the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (H743).
Applicants must complete an application form available at the extra requirements link at Postgraduate coursework applications and submit this with their online application via the applicant portal.
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.
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.