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If you want to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of your community, the La Trobe Master of Exercise Physiology will prepare you for an in-demand career. With an ageing population and rising levels of obesity, diabetes and other lifestyle-related diseases, exercise physiologists are increasingly sought after.

You’ll learn how to design and deliver client-centred exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs to restore function and improve health outcomes for individuals within the community. These include injury rehabilitation, return to work conditioning, cardiac rehabilitation, diabetes management, and falls and balance programs.

Delivered at our picturesque Bendigo Campus over 12 months, we’ll fast track your pathway into the industry. With our research in human movement and sports science rated above world standard,* you’ll emerge well-equipped for a career as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist.

In the summer semester, you’ll apply your knowledge of exercise science to assess clinical clients in order to design and implement exercise rehabilitation programs. In the first and second semester, you’ll embed these skills by undertaking supervised clinical practice.

On graduating, you’ll work with people suffering from sport and accident injuries along with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, arthritis and Parkinson’s disease. You’ll also learn to manage occupational rehabilitation cases.

If you’re a La Trobe graduate, you may be eligible for our 10 per cent Alumni Advantage fee reduction when you apply for a full-fee postgraduate coursework program.

*2015 Excellence in Research Australia report

Career opportunities

Our graduates have gone on to work as Accredited Exercise Physiologists in organisations including:

  • The Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Euroa Health
  • East Grampians Health Services
  • Shepparton Private Hospital
  • St John of God Bendigo Hospital
  • Dorset Rehabilitation Centre
  • Fusion Physiotherapy
  • Healthy Mates
  • Konekt.

As an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, you’ll be able to work in a range of settings, including:

  • public and private hospitals
  • primary healthcare within private or multidisciplinary clinics
  • workplace health
  • workplace rehabilitation
  • aged care.

Graduates of the Master of Exercise Physiology work in roles such as:

  • injury consultants for insurers
  • exercise physiologist and rehabilitation co-ordinator  for professional sports teams
  • case managers for rehabilitation providers
  • ergonomic specialist
  • community wellbeing officers.

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Master of Exercise Physiology

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Fees amount:
$33,800 per 120 credit points.
Campus:
Bendigo
Duration:
1 year full-time
Prerequisites:
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.
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. Graduates 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.
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.
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:

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Improve the health of your community

Our research in human movement and sports science is rated above world standard.

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Choose Master of Exercise Physiology at La Trobe

If you want to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of your community, the La Trobe Master of Exercise Physiology will prepare you for an in-demand career. With an ageing population and rising levels of obesity, diabetes and other lifestyle-related diseases, exercise physiologists are increasingly sought after.

You’ll learn how to design and deliver client-centred exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs to restore function and improve health outcomes for individuals within the community. These include injury rehabilitation, return to work conditioning, cardiac rehabilitation, diabetes management, and falls and balance programs.

Delivered at our picturesque Bendigo Campus over 12 months, we’ll fast track your pathway into the industry. With our research in human movement and sports science rated above world standard,* you’ll emerge well-equipped for a career as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist.

In the summer semester, you’ll apply your knowledge of exercise science to assess clinical clients in order to design and implement exercise rehabilitation programs. In the first and second semester, you’ll embed these skills by undertaking supervised clinical practice.

On graduating, you’ll work with people suffering from sport and accident injuries along with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, arthritis and Parkinson’s disease. You’ll also learn to manage occupational rehabilitation cases.

If you’re a La Trobe graduate, you may be eligible for our 10 per cent Alumni Advantage fee reduction when you apply for a full-fee postgraduate coursework program.

*2015 Excellence in Research Australia report

Career opportunities

Our graduates have gone on to work as Accredited Exercise Physiologists in organisations including:

  • The Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Euroa Health
  • East Grampians Health Services
  • Shepparton Private Hospital
  • St John of God Bendigo Hospital
  • Dorset Rehabilitation Centre
  • Fusion Physiotherapy
  • Healthy Mates
  • Konekt.

As an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, you’ll be able to work in a range of settings, including:

  • public and private hospitals
  • primary healthcare within private or multidisciplinary clinics
  • workplace health
  • workplace rehabilitation
  • aged care.

Graduates of the Master of Exercise Physiology work in roles such as:

  • injury consultants for insurers
  • exercise physiologist and rehabilitation co-ordinator  for professional sports teams
  • case managers for rehabilitation providers
  • ergonomic specialist
  • community wellbeing officers.

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Course details for international students

Master of Exercise Physiology (079551E)

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Fees amount ($A):
34 600
Campus:
Bendigo
Duration:
1.5 years
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.
Special requirements:
Students might be required to complete a National Police Check (approximately A$16) annually and a Working with Children Check (no cost) and a First Aid Level II course, which is not conducted by La Trobe University, approximately A$130. Other approximate costs include: A$10 for student name badge (purchased from official LaTrobe supplier), A$140 for clothing (purchased from official La Trobe supplier), and approximately A$400 per semester for Text books and other equipment. Books and equipment (other than the name badge and uniform) may be purchased from any supplier; however LTU branded uniform must be purchased from a university approved vendor; these items remain students' personal property. Accommodation and travel costs for clinical placement may also be incurred and vary according to the venue. Students may be required to get various immunisations prior to starting clinical placements at their own cost, approximately A$250. Please note costs are approximate and subject to change.
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. Graduates 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.
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:

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