Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology is designed to extend and supplement the relevant knowledge of accredited exercise physiologists, and exercise science and sport science / human movement graduates.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Entry requirements
Entry requirements apply to this course
1.5 years
Semester 1

This program is designed to extend and supplement the relevant knowledge of exercise science and sport science / human movement graduates. A thorough knowledge of health sciences is integrated with the practical ability to develop and manage exercise programs for the prevention, treatment and ongoing management of injuries, chronic disease and complex conditions. Clinical knowledge, skills and experience if further applied to the completion of a research thesis or project.


This is a postgraduate program, you are required to complete an undergraduate program in a related field prior to undertaking postgraduate study.

  • Clinical exercise physiologist
  • Exercise programmer
  • Health promotions officer
  • Rehabilitation programmer
  • Sports scientist
  • Community promotion officer
  • Group fitness instructor
  • Performance analyst
  • Sports administrator
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Gym instructor
  • Personal trainer
  • Sports coach

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact FedUni for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by FedUni for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

View Current subject information and cost.

Year 2

Semester 1

EXPHS6010, 15 credit points
EXPHS7004, 45 credit points

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: PJ9

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science or equivalent and successful Graduate Entry Assessment from Exercise and Sport Sciecne Australia (ESSA).

Advanced standing entry: credit transfer, recognition of prior learning and complementary credit according to the current University academic regulations.

Extra Requirements

An interview may be required

Approximately 12 - 15 hours per week, plus Clinical Placement hours

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) indicative annual fee

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

If what you have learned at work, from other courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this course, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. For further details contact FedUni on 1800 333 864.

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner!

The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology will enable graduates to demonstrate research capacity to facilitate entry into doctoral studies.

Currently the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology has achieved provisional accreditation with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA). Following completion of the full accreditation process 2019/20 graduates of the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology will be eligible to become fully accredited exercise physiologists with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). This is the highest level of accreditation available in Australia for Exercise Physiologists.

Work based training is a mandatory component of this Masters. This program is CRICOS registered with work based training of 360 hours.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.



School department

School of Science, Psychology and Sport

Course coordinator

Dr Deborah Pascoe