Master of Clinical Exercise Science and Rehabilitation

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 077582C

Level of study: Masters Degrees

Summary

Become an accredited exercise physiologist (AEP) with a Master of Clinical Exercise Science and Rehabilitation at Victoria University.

You will learn to assess and prescribe exercise and physical activity for people with chronic conditions or complex care needs. This course will prepare you to work in the community and in clinical settings with people who have:

  • musculoskeletal injuries
  • neurological conditions
  • metabolic conditions
  • cardiovascular conditions
  • various comorbidities.

Our program follows a strong evidence-based teaching approach to the scope of practice of clinical exercise physiology. To consolidate your theoretical learning, you will gain significant practical experience in clinical placements.

You will graduate with the knowledge, skills and experience to work as an exercise physiologist.

There is also an optional research component embedded in this course that will prepare you academically for a PhD pathway.

This course is accredited with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

Careers in exercise science

Exercise physiology is a growing allied health profession (Exercise & Sports Science Australia). A postgraduate qualification in clinical exercise science from Victoria University will put you at the forefront of helping those with chronic conditions or complex care needs. You’ll be eligible for accreditation as an exercise physiologist, which means you will be able to deliver Medicare-compensable exercise services.

You could find work in a range of settings including:

  • hospitals
  • community health centres
  • fitness centres
  • sporting academies
  • sports clinics
  • rehabilitation clinics
  • case management through compensable schemes such as Work Safe.

You could also run your own private practice. Your practical training with VU will prepare you to work in a variety of specific areas, such as:

  • women’s health
  • aged care
  • occupational health and safety.

Course structure

To attain the Master of Clinical Exercise Science and Rehabilitation, students will be required to complete 144 credit points consisting of:

  • <>96 credit points core units

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Apply knowledge and expertise to the application of exercise in the field of preventive medicine and rehabilitation;

2. Interpret and apply specific skills and competencies in the areas of cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation, which will assist in gaining accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA);

3. Critically analyse, reflect on and implement skills for clinical practice;

4. Refine and adapt evaluation skills and tools to self-assess;

5. Design and conduct active research.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
33,400 Per Year
Read more16,700 per semester
20 Feb 2023
31 Jul 2023
1.5 years
Full time
Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
70 - 104 Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia

Entry criteria

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in the same discipline

English language requirements

IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)

TOEFL Internet: Test score of 79

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58-64 (with no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved.

Address

Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
70 - 104 Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia
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