12 months
41600 AUD/year
37800 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Exercise Physiology course offered at La Trobe University aims to provide the skills and knowledge to design and implement exercise programs for people with known disease.   

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Exercise physiologists specialise in designing and delivering exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs for people throughout the community, including those with chronic illnesses and health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and arthritis. 

Theory and practice are integrated through supervised clinical experience and clinically related studies. You will develop strong clinical and professional skills to prescribe and monitor exercise to assess and enhance health and function after injury or chronic disease. 

Career outcomes of the Master of Exercise Physiology course offered at La Trobe University   

Accredited Exercise physiologists are specialists who use exercise interventions to condition clients for optimal health/performance and to treat patients with, or at elevated risk of developing, chronic illness or injury. 

The demand for accredited exercise physiologists is high, and expected to increase in future years, due to various factors including the ageing Australian population and an increased demand on the health care system due to chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Assessment and Exercise Prescription for Cardiorespiratory & Metabolic Dysfunction 
  • Assessment and Exercise Prescription for Musculoskeletal Dysfunction 
  • Assessment and Exercise Prescription for Neurological Dysfunction 
  • Research Study  
  • Evidence Based Practice in Health  
  • Chronic Disease Management 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

La Trobe University assesses applications on a rolling basis which means you can apply for the next upcoming intake or available future intakes.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 079551E  
  • Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • Applicants who completed their Bachelor degree more than five years ago may still be eligible on the basis of postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience.
  • Applicants may supply their resumé if completed degree more than 5 years ago.
  • WAM - Weighted Average Mark (WAM) 65%
  • Additional WAM and Early Conditional Offer Information
  • Only candidates eligible for accreditation by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) as an exercise scientist can be admitted to this course.
  • Specialisation - compulsory: Exercise Science, completed within the last five years. Essential prerequisites studies in Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Exercise Psychology, and Motor Control and Learning.
  • All applicants must complete and submit a Personal Statement.
  • 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41600 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    37800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37800 AUD per year during 12 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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