The University of Newcastle, Australia

Central Coast

Start dates
  • First intake in 2021
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.


2 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 7.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 7.0

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Program code: 40243
CRICOS code: 102638B

Study Exercise Physiology

The demand for accredited exercise physiologists in a variety of health environments is rapidly expanding. The Master of Exercise Physiology at the University of Newcastle is a unique, advanced and contemporary allied health program which aims to bring critical thinking and appraisal of evidence in exercise physiology and health practice to the forefront.

Why study with us?

  • Advance your skills to increase employability – in addition to gaining specialised skills to ensure you are eligible for accreditation, you will study contemporary aspects of health and medical science that underpin clinical exercise physiology practice.
  • Strong projected demand for Exercise Physiologists locally – the Central Coast, Hunter and Greater Sydney regions are major employers of the Health Care and Social Assistance industries, so the demand for graduates with these specialised skills is expected to grow over the coming decade.
  • ERA 5, well above world standards for Human Movement and Sports Science research (Excellence in Research for Australia 2018)
  • Flexible study options – the majority of courses in this program are delivered fully online or in a blended learning format to encourage active learning and allow you to achieve your Master of Exercise Physiology at a time that suits you.
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What you will study

The multidisciplinary courses embedded in this the degree will allow you to develop advanced knowledge and skills in pathology of disease and an awareness of fundamental principles of pharmacology allowing effective exercise interventions to be created.

You will develop broad and coherent knowledge and be equipped with practical competencies and critical problem-solving skills required for the management and treatment of a broad array of disease conditions in diverse health situations through exercise prescription and delivery.

Your core studies will focus on the following areas:

  • Exercise Physiology Practice, Assessment and Intervention
  • Exercise and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Exercise in Chronic Diseases (Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Metabolic Diseases)
  • Exercises in Geriatric Populations
  • Human Pharmacology
  • Motivating Health Behaviour Change

Career opportunities

Exercise physiologists are employed in a wide range of health settings and serve the increasing needs of the ageing Australian population.

Graduates will develop the expertise to work as a self-employed Exercise Physiologist and/or contribute to a range of career options that require skills and knowledge in clinical exercise physiology, including government and private hospitals, aged care organisations, private practice Exercise Physiology clinics, and integrated health care settings.

Additional career opportunities include undertaking further research and/or education to further develop professional and advanced clinical skills.

Professional recognition

Professional recognition

This program is seeking accreditation from Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA).

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