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Master of Exercise Physiology

  • Masters (Coursework)

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.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1 year full-time, 1.5 years part-time
Course Code
HMEPB, 079551E
Study Mode
In person

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. Graduates can work in hospital or private practice settings, as strength and conditioning coaches for professional sports teams, case managers for rehabilitation providers, or injury consultants for insurers. The clinical practice subjects include the winter semester and can extend outside official University semester dates. Students complete at least 360 hours of clinical placement during the course, undertaking work with patients who experience musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiorespiratory, metabolic and other health conditions. There are a number of inherent costs that students will incur throughout this course. These costs are approximate and might include, but are not limited to:

Entry requirements

Health sciences courses
Level of Study
Bachelor

Study locations

Bendigo

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Health Services & Support courses at La Trobe University.
79.8%
Overall satisfaction
78.7%
Skill scale
67%
Teaching scale
81.5%
Employed full-time
$66.3k
Average salary