School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Clinical Exercise Learning Centre

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Deakin University has a Clinical Exercise Learning Centre (CELC). The Learning Centre specialises in providing exercise services for people living with, or at risk of, chronic medical disease, injuries or disabilities. The centre is staffed by academics who are AEPs. This centre was developed to complement the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (H743) and provides opportunities to students enrolled to work with AEPs and the clients they service. This provides students with valuable opportunities for learning and application of clinical knowledge, and also provides added benefits for the clients they work with.

What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?

AEPs deliver exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression disorders, neurological disorders such as Parkinson's Disease, cancer, arthritis, respiratory disease, musculoskeletal injury and many others. AEPs use exercise therapy to improve clients':

  • Clinical status
  • Function
  • Fitness
  • Quality of Life

CELC believes that better outcomes can be achieved by educating and motivating clients to participate in exercise and in the planning of their lifestyle programs and by enabling them to connect exercise with healthy lifestyle.

Our Programs

CELC provides services to clients in a one-to-one or group environment, depending on client needs and goals. We currently have the following groups:

  • Sugar Beat - designed for individuals with pre-diabetes and diabetes
  • Cardio Club - designed for individuals with cardiovascular related conditions
  • Many more commencing soon.

How to be referred

Clients may be eligible for referral by their GP through Medicare, Worksafe and TAC. Clients can also be referred by other allied health professionals and as a self-referral.


Fees are very modest, with many services being provided under bulk billing or similar. Concession are also available.

Contact us

Clinical Exercise Learning Centre
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood VIC 3125
Phone: (+61 3) 9244 5442
Fax: (+61 3) 9244 5551

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

15th January 2013