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LocationCentral Coast
Duration2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.2 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022),
FeesFind information about indicative course and program fees.
English proficiencyIELTS overall minimum - 7.0, IELTS section minimum - 7.0 Find out more about IELTS.
CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 102638B
Program Code40243

Study Exercise Physiology

The demand for Accredited Exercise Physiologists in a variety of health environments is expanding rapidly. 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.
  • Develop your skills in our new Exercise Physiology Clinic -the Exercise Physiology Clinic has been designed to provide a training facility for postgraduate students within the program, while offering high-quality, low cost care to the local community.
  • 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 the degree will allow you to develop advanced knowledge and skills in disease pathologies, principles of pharmacology and behaviour change allowing effective and holistic exercise interventions to be created.

Develop broad knowledge and be equipped with the practical competencies and critical problem-solving skills required for the management and treatment of a broad array of disease conditions through exercise prescription and delivery.

You will also have access to the new Exercise Physiology Clinic based on the Ourimbah campus. The Exercise Physiology Clinic will provide students with opportunities to develop their practical skills in a supervised setting to ensure students are prepared for external practicum and the workplace.

Your core studies will focus on the following areas:

  • Exercise Physiology Practice, Assessment and Intervention
  • Exercise for Cardiopulmonary Diseases
  • Exercise for Neurological Conditions
  • Exercises for Cancer
  • Exercise and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Human Pharmacology
  • Motivating Health Behaviour Change

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list


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

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

How to apply

Applying for Master of Exercise Physiology

I am a prospective
student, looking to study at
Central Coast

Before you get started

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

Postgraduate application process

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

Prior completion of an AQF 7 Bachelor degree (or higher), or equivalent, in exercise and sport science and successful Graduate Entry Assessment from Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA).

Students that have completed the Graduate Diploma in Exercise and Chronic Disease Management will not be allowed entry into the Master of Exercise Physiology unless they can demonstrate a successful Graduate Entry Assessment from Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA).

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Three professional practicum courses will be completed in this program. 

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