Master of Clinical Exercise Science and Rehabilitation

VU course code: AMEP | CRICOS: 077582C | Level of study: Postgraduate
1.5 years full time or longer for part time
In person
Footscray Park
29 July 2024
21 July 2024
man hooked up to monitoring equipment rides an exericise bike, watched by a woman in a lab coat
Overview

Overview

Become an exercise physiologist (AEP) with a Master of Clinical Exercise Science and Rehabilitation at Victoria University.

You'll learn to assess and prescribe exercise and physical activity for people with chronic conditions or complex care needs. This course will prepare you to work in the community and in clinical settings with people who have:

  • musculoskeletal injuries
  • neurological conditions
  • metabolic conditions
  • cardiovascular conditions
  • various comorbidities.

Our program follows a strong evidence-based teaching approach to the scope of practice of clinical exercise physiology. To consolidate your theoretical learning, you will gain significant practical experience in clinical placements.

You will graduate with the knowledge, skills and experience to work as an exercise physiologist. There is also an optional research component embedded in this course that will prepare you academically for a PhD pathway.

This course is fully accredited with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA).

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

For PhD applicants, we offer a related ‘Integrated PhD’ which allows you to establish relevant skills before beginning your research.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course


Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To attain the Master of Clinical Exercise Science and Rehabilitation, students will be required to complete 144 credit points consisting of:

  • 120 credit points core units
  • 24 credit points coursework/thesis units (Option 1 or 2)


OPTION 1 - Additional Coursework Units

  • 12 credit points SCL6004 Pain Science
  • 12 credit points SCL7005 Complex Cases in Clinical Exercise Physiology

OR OPTION 2 - Thesis

  • 24 credit points SCL7001 Minor Thesis

Fees & Scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us, and you’re paying full fees for this course, you may be eligible for a 10% discount.

Find out how

Fees

Scholarships

CAREERS

Exercise physiology is a growing allied health profession. A postgraduate qualification in clinical exercise science from Victoria University will put you at the forefront of helping those with chronic conditions or complex care needs. 

You could find work in a range of settings, including:

  • hospitals
  • community health centres
  • fitness centres
  • sporting academies
  • sports clinics
  • rehabilitation clinics
  • case management through compensable schemes such as WorkSafe.

You could also run your own private practice.

Your practical training with VU will prepare you to work in a variety of specific areas, such as:

  • women’s health
  • aged care
  • occupational health and safety.