Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Course details

CRICOS course code: 070085K

Level of study: Undergraduate


Clinical exercise physiologists have expert knowledge about how exercise can improve health and fitness or reduce the onset of chronic disease and its related symptoms. They are skilled in developing rehabilitation programs for patients with acute and chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular disease. With their extensive understanding about the effects of exercise on the body’s systems, they can also provide advanced injury prevention and exercise programming advice. Medicare and many private health insurers recognise and cover services supplied by accredited exercise physiologists.

QUT Health Clinics, located at Kelvin Grove campus, provide professional health services to the community and students in this course deliver many of these services under the supervision of accredited professionals. You will become familiar with equipment and techniques that are used across industry, including technology used by clinicians to analyse and monitor performance.

During your studies, you will be taught by experts who have industry experience that spans hospitals, private practice, and research. You will access industry equipment in the biomechanics, motor control, exercise physiology, strength conditioning and clinical skills laboratories and consultation rooms.

From your first year you will start applying knowledge about the human body in a sport and exercise context. You will undertake studies in exercise psychology, coaching, physical activity and health.

During second year, you will continue with studies in exercise physiology, motor control, skill acquisition, resistance training and biomechanics. As you move through the course, you will learn how professional practice is evolving with studies in related areas including nutrition and research in exercise science.

Units in third and fourth year concentrate on clinical exercise physiology, specifically understanding pathology and management of chronic disease including cardiovascular, metabolic, neuro-musculoskeletal, injury prevention and rehabilitation, oncology and mental health. In your final years, you will prepare for professional practice with placements that encourage you to apply your knowledge and patient care skills to effectively assess, prescribe, and deliver exercise to help clients manage their chronic disease.


Exercise physiologists develop programs for patients for the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of chronic medical conditions. They can also provide advanced injury prevention and exercise programming advice.
Graduates work alongside other health professionals in hospitals and private practice, providing Medicare services in exercise therapy.
As a student, you have access to the latest industry equipment in biomechanics, motor control, exercise physiology and strength conditioning laboratories, and in QUT Health Clinics.
Complete more than 500 hours of clinical placement for valuable work experience that prepares you for the transition to employment.

Career outcomes

Accredited exercise physiologists have skills that can be applied to a variety of clinical professions. Many graduates are employed by hospitals and clinics for prevention and rehabilitation of patients with injuries and a range of cardiac, musculoskeletal, occupational, neurological and psychological disorders. Graduates can also move into private practice and work as specialists in clinical diagnostics, exercise programming and health promotion.

Possible careers

Cardiac Scientist
Exercise Physiologist
Exercise Scientist
Rehabilitation Professionals

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 35,000 Per Year Read more2021 academic year tuition fee: 36,500 per year
Start date: 22 February 2021
Duration: 4 years
Study mode: Full time

Kelvin Grove Campus

Victoria Park Road
Brisbane Queensland 4059

Entry criteria

  • Foundation Program Year completed at an Australian University with a final overall grade average of 5.0 (on a 7 point scale) and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Intensive Program with a grade average of at least 5.0 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Foundation Program with a grade average of at least 5.0 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Diploma program with a grade point average of at least 4.5 out of 7; and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).

Subject prerequisites

Maths B

Plus one of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies. Recommended study: Health Education or Physical Education.

IELTS Academic score of 7.0 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 6.5; TOEFL iBT score of 98 with Listening, Reading and Speaking score of 20, Writing score of 24; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 65 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 58; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 185 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 176.


Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Gardens Point Campus
2 George Street Brisbane Queensland 4000