Postgraduate course

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology

This course will give you the skills and ability to help people live more active lives and gain the qualification to become an accredited Exercise Physiologist.

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Murdoch code

G1073

Study mode

Full Time or Part Time

Duration (years)

1

Selection rank

CRICOS code

093573D
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Enjoy state-of-the-art facilities

Learn practical skills in purpose-built facilities including chiropractic science and exercise science laboratories.

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Work with real clients

Across Murdoch's on-campus counselling and chiropractic clinics and in community-focused exercise science practicals.

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Overview

If you’re passionate about a profession that focuses on keeping people moving and helping to improve quality of life, this postgraduate course will give you the qualification you need to register as an accredited Exercise Physiologist.

Develop, implement and manage physical activity and behavioural programs for healthy clients and clients living with a range of chronic conditions, as you explore how exercise can improve health and wellbeing.

Learn about the delivery of exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs to help prevent and manage chronic diseases and injury, and have a unique opportunity to fill the void between acute care and long-term management of people living with health conditions.

This course will extend your knowledge of the structure and function of the human body, following on from completion of a relevant Bachelor’s degree. You’ll be able to apply this knowledge to a range of clinical populations.

Note – this course is not accepting applications for the following study periods in 2019: Trimester 2, Semester 2 and Trimester 3. Apply now to study Clinical Exercise Physiology in Trimester 1, starting 13 January 2020.

5 reasons to study a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology at Murdoch

  • The discipline of exercise science at Murdoch University is ranked in the top 100 in the Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments (2017-2018).
  • Build your skills in a supportive learning environment. This is a capped course, with selective intake and smaller class sizes that will allow you to work closely with lecturers and benefit from their skills and experience.
  • Gain practical experience working within public and private health care settings.
  • Learn in purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities that include a dedicated exercise physiology laboratory, a rehabilitation and strength and conditioning laboratory, and a performance laboratory complete with a 3D motion capture system and a 50-metre running track.
  • Develop hands-on experience working alongside health professionals and accredited Exercise Physiologists with a year-long industry placement.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • neuromuscular rehabilitation assessment and techniques
  • metabolic condition diagnosis, prevention and rehabilitation
  • cardiopulmonary assessment and rehabilitation
  • the role of exercise in various clinical populations
  • research skills in clinical exercise physiology.

Your career

Pursue a variety of roles in both public and private health care environments, sports academies, institutes of sports, sports science labs and professional and amateur sporting clubs. When combined with your undergraduate Exercise Science degree, careers could include:

  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist
  • Accredited Sports and Exercise Scientist
  • Sports Development Officer
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Sport and Recreation Officer.

You could work in a range of industries including the private sector, universities, and government institutions.

Professional recognition

Upon successful completion of the course, you are eligible to apply to become an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. A benefit of this accreditation is you are eligible for both Medicare and Private Health Rebates.

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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