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Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Brisbane, Australia
Exercise is a powerful tool to improve human performance and health outcomes. This Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology program at University of the Sunshine Coast qualifies you to work as an exercise physiologist, and to use the science of exercise to prevent and manage chronic conditions, injuries and to help people live healthier lives.
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Like physiotherapists, exercise physiologists work with clients in healthcare settings and sports to prevent disease and injuries, and to manage health, lifestyle and behaviour changes.

In this Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology program at University of the Sunshine Coast, you will:

  • Learn how to use exercise to prevent and manage chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis and mental health conditions.
  • Train to prevent and manage musculoskeletal injuries in sport and recreational settings.
  • Study anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, exercise assessment, exercise programming, psychology and nutrition.
  • Build your professional skills through 500 hours of supervised work placement in hospitals, clinics and sport settings.
  • Test and train athletes in USC’s AIS-accredited sport science labs.
  • Qualify to work as an exercise physiologist in hospitals, health clinics, rehabilitation facilities, community health, occupational rehabilitation, gyms and more.

Career opportunities

This degree qualifies you to practice as an exercise physiologist in a range of healthcare settings and to seek provider status with Medicare.

Clinical exercise physiology can lead to careers in cardiac and pulmonary testing, musculoskeletal injury prevention and management, neurological rehabilitation, cancer and renal disease rehabilitation, occupational rehabilitation, case management and research. The program can also provide a pathway to studies in physiotherapy.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    384 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication and Thought
  • Think Health
  • Cell Biology
  • Human Anatomy
  • Science Research Methods
  • Exercise Prescription and Programming
  • Human Pathophysiology
  • Health Promotion Implementation and Evaluation
  • Functional Anatomy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS Course Code: 098401F

  • secondary study
  • TAFE/vocational studies
  • tertiary studies
  • bridging/preparatory study
  • other entry qualifications (eg professional qualifications, employment experience, Special Tertiary Admissions Test).
  • refer to Pathways to study for more information
  • have satisfied any subject prerequisites as specified in the 'Why study this program?' tab on your preferred program page. Refer to satisfying subject prerequisites for more information. Recommended prior study is not a prerequisite subject, but a recommendation as to what knowledge students should possess in the subject area.
  • have satisfied the English Language Proficiency requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27800 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • National Commonwealth supported places

Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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