Exercise physiology

Why study Exercise physiology?

Our graduate-entry program lets graduates with a relevant degree other than exercise physiology gain a professional qualification in the field.

Exercise physiologists use exercise to assess and condition healthy people and those with, or at risk of developing, chronic illness or injuries.

You will be trained to deliver client-centered exercise programmes to people in the community including athletes, healthy people and people with known disease, such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, arthritis and Parkinson's disease.

Students will develop and apply comprehensive knowledge of exercise science and health to clinical situations, and undertake supervised clinical practice to consolidate these skills.

As a La Trobe graduate you may be eligible for our 10% Alumni Advantage when you apply for a full-fee postgraduate coursework program.

La Trobe University received a world leading ranking for its research in Human Movement and Sports Science in the 2010 and 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

Career opportunities

Exercise Physiologists work across a variety of areas in the health and exercise and sports science fields. Accredited Exercise Physiologists operate in public and private hospitals, primary healthcare within private or multidisciplinary clinics, population health, workplace health, workplace rehabilitation, aged care, case managers for rehabilitation providers, injury consultants for insurers, and exercise scientists or strength and conditioning coaches for professional sports teams.

Courses

Local students

NB: The ATARs published here are a guide, based on the most recent intake, and can change from year to year. These are Clearly-in ATARs, meaning applicants with scores equivalent to, or higher than the quoted ATAR, were made an offer.

2018

Master of Exercise Physiology
Duration :
1 year full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Bendigo
Year
2018
About this course
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. This course aims to provide the skills and knowledge to design and implement exercise programs for people with known disease. 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.
Professional recognition
The Master of Exercise Physiology is accredited at the level of exercise physiology by Exercise and Sports Science, Australia (ESSA), under the National University Course Accreditation Program.
Gradautes of the Master of Exercise Physiology may apply for membership with ESSA. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
An Australian Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science (or its equivalent) with a GPA of 5.5 out of 7 completed within the last five years. 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. The Bachelor degree must have the essential prerequisites studies in Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Exercise Psychology, and Motor Control and Learning.

Only candidates eligible for accreditation by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) as an exercise scientist can be admitted to this course.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Fee amount
$33,800 per 120 credit points.
Additional information
This course has a clinical component. For further information, please visit the Health Sciences website.
La Trobe graduates are given first preference when applying for this program. Graduates who meet minimum requirements of a WAM of 65 per cent and relevant prerequisites will be eligible to apply.
How to apply
Apply now commence the course on 2 January 2018.

You need to submit a supplementary form [PDF 671KB] with your application.

Places are limited, early applicants will be assessed first. Applications for early consideration close 4 September 2017. Remaining applications will be considered subject to places available up until the closing date of 31 October 2017.

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The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

How to apply?

Methods of application vary from course to course. Please see the course entry above for details of how to apply for the course you are interested in.

Fees and scholarships

Some postgraduate courses are fee-paying which means that you pay the full cost of the course (FEE-HELP is available). Others offer Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) – where the Commonwealth Government subsidises the cost of your course and you pay a contribution (HECS-HELP is available).

Students enrolled for certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support.

International students

2018

Master of Exercise Physiology (079551E)

Duration :
1.5 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
34 600
Campus
Bendigo
Year
2018
About this course
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. This course aims to provide the skills and knowledge to design and implement exercise programs for people with known disease. 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.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test: equivalent;

TOEFL Internet-based Test: equivalent;

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: equivalent per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted;

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): A grade of C or higher.

ELICOS: stage 6 with a minimum score of 70%.

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
An Australian Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science (or its equivalent) with a GPA of 5.5 out of 7 completed within the last five years. 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. The Bachelor degree must have the essential prerequisites studies in Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Exercise Psychology, and Motor Control and Learning.

Only candidates eligible for accreditation by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) as an exercise scientist can be admitted to this course.

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Professional recognition
?The Master of Exercise Physiology is accredited at the level of exercise physiology by Exercise and Sports Science, Australia (ESSA), under the National University Course Accreditation Program.
Gradautes of the Master of Exercise Physiology may apply for membership with ESSA. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Your study experience

Exercise physiology placements

Students studying exercise physiology will undertake placements throughout the course - these may be located in metropolitan or rural areas, interstate, and sometimes overseas. It should be noted that students may be required to complete clinical placement outside of University semester time.

Overseas study opportunities

You may be eligible for our student exchange program.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. View all the staff from the College of Science, Health and Engineering.