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Exercise Physiology

University of Sydney

18 months
52500 AUD/year
14630 AUD/year
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The Exercise Physiology program at the University of Sydney produces graduates who possess the knowledge, competencies and clinical experience required for safe and effective clinical exercise practice. Graduates are eligible for accreditation as an exercise physiologist with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). 


The Exercise Physiology program at the University of Sydney will help you to gain a comprehensive understanding of exercise physiology including metabolism and physiology, human motor learning and control, the principles of exercise programming, nutrition and pharmacology, and musculoskeletal principles of exercise. 

Integrated clinical practice instruction, practicums, and case studies will provide the advanced skills and experience essential for professional practice. As part of your degree you will complete over 500 hours of clinical training across both the public and private sectors, through which you will learn to apply your knowledge and work within a range of different clinical settings. 

Upon successful accreditation, you will have the opportunity to work across a wide range of healthcare sectors, including cardiac rehabilitation, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, mental health, long-term rehabilitation following spinal cord injury, ageing, occupational rehabilitation and programs for people with an intellectual disability.

Career Pathways

Once successfully accredited, exercise physiologists are eligible to receive a Medicare provider number to provide exercise services under Medicare. The Department of Veterans' Affairs, WorkCover and many health funds all cover the costs of treatment through an exercise physiologist. Most exercise physiologists work in private practice, but they are also found in hospitals, community health centres, rehabilitation and aged care centres, as well as other workplaces and health promotion agencies. Exercise physiologists work closely with other health professions such as psychologists, physiotherapists, nurses and doctors.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Exercise Programming 
  • Clinical Biomechanics  
  • Clinical Exercise Science Case Studies
  • Exercise Metabolism and Physiology
  • Exercise Throughout the Lifespan
  • Exercise for Musculoskeletal Conditions 
  • Human Motor Learning and Control
  • Nutrition and Pharmacology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 0100634 
  • A bachelor's degree, master's or research degree from an Australian institution or equivalent.
  • A minimum GPA of 4.5 out of 7.0 which is an approximate Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 percent
  • Have pre-existing knowledge in the areas below:
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human or Exercise Physiology
  • Research Design and Statistics
  • English language results
  • Academic transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52500 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 52500 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    14630 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14630 AUD per year during 18 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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