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.
This course is only offered at one location, see below.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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1.5 years
(180 credit points = 1.5 EFTSL)
Entry requirements
Entry requirements apply to this course

This program is accredited by Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and 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 are further applied to the completion of a research thesis.

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
  • Health promotions officer
  • Sports scientist
  • Group fitness instructor
  • Performance analyst
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Personal trainer
  • Exercise professional
  • Exercise rehabilitation professional

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University 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 Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 2

Semester 1

EXPHS7004, 45 credit points
EXPHS7007, 15 credit points
Approximately 12 - 15 hours per week, plus Clinical Placement hours

Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.

A minimum of 500 hours of practicum that meet the Exercise and Sport Science Australia accreditation standards.

Entry requirements (year 12)


Entry requirements (non year 12)

Applicants need to have completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science or equivalent and /or meet the requirements for accreditation as an Exercise Scientist with Exercise and Sport Science Australia.
Advanced standing entry: credit transfer, recognition of prior learning and complementary credit according to the current University academic regulations.

Extra Requirements

Applicants need to submit a copy of their current or completed undergraduate transcript, curriculum vitae and cover letter.
An interview may be required

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

CRICOS code: 083032E

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$15,142 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2023

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

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).

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.

Upon completion of this program, graduates are eligible to become fully accredited Exercise Physiologists with ESSA.

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

Exercise & Sport Science

Course coordinator

Deborah Pascoe