Undergraduate course

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science + Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology

Help people live more active lives and become an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with WA’s only integrated four year Exercise Physiology degree.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

B1349

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

4

Selection rank

70

CRICOS code

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Enjoy state-of-the-art facilities

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

Five-star rating

For overall experience, student support and teaching quality for courses in health services and support. 1

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 keeping people moving and helping to improve quality of life, this integrated undergraduate and 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 integrated four-year course provides a clear path from your first year of study through to your fourth and final year. At the end of your first three years, you will have completed a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science which guarantees entry into the 1 year Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology (minimum 2.0 GPA required enter Graduate Diploma).

3 reasons to study Sport and Exercise Science / Clinical Exercise Physiology at Murdoch

  • Study the only integrated Exercise Physiology qualification in Western Australia.
  • Learn in purpose built, state-of-the-art facilities that include a dedicated exercise physiology laboratory, a rehabilitation, strength and conditioning laboratory, and a performance laboratory complete with a 3D motion capture system and a 50-metre running track.  
  • Five star rating for overall experience, student support and teaching quality for health services and support*

*Good Universities Guide 2021

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:

  • Strength and resistance training.
  • Exercise, programming and prescription.
  • Sport and exercise psychology.
  • Advanced skills and motor control.
  • Cardiopulmonary, metabolic and neuromuscular rehabilitation.

Your future career

Pursue a variety of roles in both public and private health care environments. You could work in a range of industries including the private sector, universities and government institutions.Careers could include:

  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist
  • Accredited Exercise Scientist
  • Accredited Sports Scientist
  • Rehabilitation Consultant
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach

Professional recognition

On graduation from the 4 year program, you will be eligible to apply for your Exercise Physiology accreditation and become an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. At the end of your third year of study, you are eligible to apply for your Exercise Scientist Accreditation.

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

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Entry requirements

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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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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

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.

Find out more

 

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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