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Clinical Exercise Physiology

James Cook University

18 months
37080 AUD/year
14500 AUD/year
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Broaden your current skillset to meet the health and lifestyle challenges facing peoples in the tropics with the Clinical Exercise Physiology program offered at James Cook University.

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On successful completion of the Clinical Exercise Physiology program offered at James Cook University, graduates will be able to:

  • Adapt and apply advanced and contemporary knowledge, skills, and technical competencies in clinical exercise physiology practice including assessment of exercise and functional capacity, design of safe and sustainable exercise interventions, and the implementation and evaluation of collaborative health interventions including models of behaviour change, relevant to key pathological domains.
  • Apply mastery knowledge and skills in research principles, methods and ethics to plan and execute a substantial piece of research that addresses a complex theoretical or professional practice issue in clinical exercise physiology or allied health.
  • Expertly communicate with client, health professionals and other stakeholders.
  • Critically review, analyse, synthesise and apply evidence, clinical reasoning and decision making to design, implement and evaluate client-centred clinical exercise physiology practice that is safe, ethical, legal, and culturally sensitive; across a range of complex social, personal, economic and environmental contexts.
  • Operate professionally in autonomous, collaborative, and inter- professional situations, in accordance with legal, ethical, and organisational guidelines.
  • Critically appraise one’s own knowledge, skills and attributes in order to  demonstrate critical reflection in practice, and to design and implement ongoing professional and personal development as a commitment to lifelong learning.

Career Opportunities

  • JCU Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology graduates are successful, highly-skilled health professionals who make a difference in regional, rural and remote communities in North Queensland and around Australia.
  • Graduates work in private and public hospitals, within multidisciplinary medical centres, fitness centres, aged-care facilities, workplace health and rehabilitation and private practice.
  • You could find employment as a clinical exercise physiologist.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional communication and practice for clinical exercise physiologists
  • Clinical exercise physiology management of cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions
  • Clinical exercise physiology management of chronic musculoskeletal conditions
  • Clinical exercise physiology management of metabolic conditions and kidney disease
  • Clinical exercise physiology management of neurological conditions and cancer
  • Clinical exercise physiology management of mental health and fatigue disorders

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 102438K

  • Completion of an ESSA accredited AQF level 7 bachelor of sport and exercise science program or equivalent qualification from an overseas institution or hold current ESSA accreditation as an exercise scientist
  • US: Satisfactory completion of one year at a recognised university with a minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Germany: Successful completion of six months of study at a recognised university with an overall grade of Pass or successful completion of Abitur, Fachhochschulreife or Reifezeugnis.
  • Sweden: Successful completion of Upper Secondary School or Kommunal vuxenutbildning with a minimum GPA of 12.
  • Norway: Successful completion of at least six months of study at a recognised higher education institution/ Norwegian Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skolen with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
  • Denmark: Successful completion of one semester of study at a recognised higher education institution with an overall grade of Pass (average of D).

Tuition Fee

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    37080 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 37080 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    14500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 AUD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Townsville

1500 - 2800 AUD /month
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