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Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Bachelors Degree

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    BClinExPhys

  • Course code

    3007012

  • Credit points

    384

  • Equivalent units

    32

  • Indicative Fee


Overview

The Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology is a four-year degree that develops expert knowledge about how exercise can improve health and wellbeing and prevent, rehabilitate or manage chronic disease, injury or disability.

The degree prepares you for an exciting career as an accredited exercise physiologist (AEP), one of the fastest-growing group of allied health professionals in Australia, and includes a significant clinical placement (of a total 514 hours) as part of the degree.

The course will build your knowledge and expertise to assess, prescribe and deliver exercise programs to assist clients better manage their health.

Please note: There are requirements that you need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Use digital technologies and literacies to assess, evaluate and synthesise information from multiple sources

GA2: Creativity

Design and deliver safe, effective, collaborative, evidence-based exercise programs for clients

GA3: Ethical practice

Demonstrate ethical and professional conduct in accordance with the ESSA Code of Professional Conduct, Scope of Practice and Ethical Practice

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Apply and integrate an understanding of physiology and pathophysiological conditions to inform exercise practice

Attain competency in screening, data collection and assessment of function, health and fitness status to inform exercise design

GA5: Lifelong learning

Exercise advanced critical reasoning, self-reflection, communication and advocacy skills for optimal outcomes

GA6: Communication and social skills

In partnership with the client, empower the client to adopt exercise and a healthier lifestyle to improve their health

GA7: Cultural competence

Apply cultural and indigenous awareness and sensitivity in dealings with clients and stakeholders in exercise and clinical exercise physiology

You will complete 514 hours of professional placement, including 360 hours of clinical placement, as part of your degree, for valuable work integrated learning. 

During your placements, you will have the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework to practice and develop your skills in real life settings. This work integrated learning is completed at the Southern Cross University Health Clinic and external locations such as hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, sporting clubs, private practices and aged care facilities. The University has an important focus on both urban and rural and remote health.

Professional experience placements require students to fulfil certain pre-requisites prior to attending any placements (e.g., a working with children check, immunisation and National Police Certificate). Prior to applying for this course, please consider the important information regarding these requirements.  

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Coffs Harbour Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A
Gold Coast Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A
Lismore Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A

Career Outcomes

This course is undergoing accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and, once achieved, will give graduates professional recognition as an Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES) and as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP).
 
Please note: In order to apply to be an Accredited Exercise Scientist, ESSA’s requirements for English language must be met.

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology, students must complete the equivalent of 32 units (384 credit points), comprising:

  • 31 core units (372 credit points); and
  • 1 option unit (12 credit points).

Professional Experience Learning

This course includes professional experience learning. Pre-requisites to meet national and state-based regulatory requirements, as detailed on Faculty of Health Professional Experience page must be met prior to attending professional experience placement. All professional experience learning hours must be completed and professional behaviour and conduct must be demonstrated.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent Requirements apply to this course as defined on the Student Equity & Inclusion website. Students who have a disability or health condition which may impact on their ability to meet these requirements are encouraged to visit the Student Equity & Inclusion website for further information and contact details.

Entry requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

Language requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology, students must complete the equivalent of 32 units (384 credit points), comprising:

  • 31 core units (372 credit points); and
  • 1 option unit (12 credit points).

Professional Experience Learning

This course includes professional experience learning. Pre-requisites to meet national and state-based regulatory requirements, as detailed on Faculty of Health Professional Experience page must be met prior to attending professional experience placement. All professional experience learning hours must be completed and professional behaviour and conduct must be demonstrated.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent Requirements apply to this course as defined on the Student Equity & Inclusion website. Students who have a disability or health condition which may impact on their ability to meet these requirements are encouraged to visit the Student Equity & Inclusion website for further information and contact details.

Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

HLTH1001 Introduction to Science for Health Professions
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Anti-requisites Cannot be taken if already completed or enrolling in SCIN1001 - Nature of Science.
HLTH1008 Physical Activity for Health
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
HBIO1009 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
Term2,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Gold Coast
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Lismore
Term2,3,5
Term2,3,5
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7. Details will be provided closer to the time.
HBIO1006 Growth and Development
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
HBIO1010 Integrated Anatomy and Physiology
Summer Term
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Lismore
Summer Term
Term3
Summer Term
Term3
Pre-requisites HBIO1001 - Human Anatomy AND HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I; OR HBIO1009 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
NUTR1001 Nutrition for Health and Physical Activity
Term2,3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term2,3
Term2
HBIO2001 Musculoskeletal Functional Anatomy
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisites HBIO1009 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology OR HBIO1001 - Human Anatomy
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
HLTH2002 Exercise Physiology
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisites HBIO1009 - Introductory Anatomy and Physiology OR HBIO1007 - Human Physiology I AND HBIO1008 - Human Physiology II
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.

Second Year

HBIO2002 Motor Control
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisites HBIO1008 - Human Physiology II AND HBIO1001 - Human Anatomy; OR HBIO1010 - Integrated Anatomy and Physiology
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
SCIN2002 Introductory Biomechanics
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisites HBIO1010 - Integrated Anatomy and Physiology; OR HBIO1008 - Human Physiology II AND HBIO1001 - Human Anatomy
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
HLTH2001 Motor Learning for Coaching
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisites HBIO2002 - Motor Control
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
HLTH2003 Exercise and Sport Assessment
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisites HLTH2002 - Exercise Physiology
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
SPRT2001 Fundamentals of Strength and Conditioning
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisites HBIO2001 - Musculoskeletal Functional Anatomy
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
PSYC2003 Exercise and Sport Psychology
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
HLTH2004 Exercise Prescription and Delivery
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisites HLTH2003 - Exercise and Sport Assessment AND SPRT2001 - Fundamentals of Strength and Conditioning
Enrolment information This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
STAT2001 Foundations of Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
Term1,4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1,4
Term1,4
Gold Coast
Term1,4
Term1,4
Lismore
Term1,4
Term1,4
Online
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisites 36 credit points

Third Year

SPRT3001 Professional Preparation
Dual Term2
Term5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Dual Term2
Term5
Dual Term2
Term5
Gold Coast
Dual Term2
Term5
Dual Term2
Term5
Lismore
Dual Term2
Term5
Dual Term2
Term5
Pre-requisites HLTH2004 - Exercise Prescription and Delivery OR HLTH3002 - Exercise Physiology and Prescription
Anti-requisites BUSN2001 - Professional Development for the Workplace
Enrolment information This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements. This unit involves an internship in the sport, health or fitness industry. To equip students for placement they must have completed a minimum of two years full-time or equivalent study in a relevant degree in the Faculty of Health.
HLTH3009 Pathophysiology for Clinical Exercise Physiology
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisites HBIO1008 - Human Physiology II AND HBIO1001 - Human Anatomy; OR HBIO1010 - Integrated Anatomy and Physiology
HLTH3004 Transition to Practice
Summer Term
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Lismore
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Pre-requisites Students must complete 192 credit points in 3007229 - Bachelor of Midwifery OR 3005105 - Bachelor of Nursing OR 3007303 - Bachelor of Nursing OR 3005113 - Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science; OR Students must complete 192 credit points in 3007012 - Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology AND must have completed or be currently enrolled in SPRT3001 - Professional Preparation; OR Students must complete 288 CP in 3007306 - Bachelor of Speech Pathology OR 3007224 - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy OR 3007308 - Bachelor of Podiatry; OR Students must complete 120 CP in 1209320 - Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry)
Enrolment information This unit must be done in the final year except for Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology students who should complete it in Year 3.
HLTH2005 Introduction to Clinical Exercise Physiology Practice
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisites HLTH3009 - Pathophysiology for Clinical Exercise Physiology
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
SCIN3001 Applied Biomechanics
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisites SCIN2002 - Introductory Biomechanics
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
HLTH3011 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Metabolic and Renal Health
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisites HLTH3009 - Pathophysiology for Clinical Exercise Physiology AND HLTH2005 - Introduction to Clinical Exercise Physiology Practice
PSYC2007 Behaviour Change
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
HLTH3012 Exercise for Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Health
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisites HLTH2005 - Introduction to Clinical Exercise Physiology Practice AND HLTH3009 - Pathophysiology for Clinical Exercise Physiology
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.

Fourth Year

HLTH3014 Work Integrated Learning in Clinical Exercise Physiology I
Tri Term1
24 Note 1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Tri Term1
Tri Term1
Gold Coast
Tri Term1
Tri Term1
Lismore
Tri Term1
Tri Term1
Pre-requisites SPRT3001 - Professional Preparation
Enrolment information This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
HLTH3010 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Mental and Cardiorespiratory Health
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisites HLTH3009 - Pathophysiology for Clinical Exercise Physiology AND HLTH2005 - Introduction to Clinical Exercise Physiology Practice
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
HLTH3013 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Oncology and Neurological Health
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisites HLTH3009 - Pathophysiology for Clinical Exercise Physiology Must have completed or be currently enrolled in HLTH2005 - Introduction to Clinical Exercise Physiology Practice
Enrolment information Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time.
Option Units
HLTH3015 Work Integrated Learning in Clinical Exercise Physiology II
Tri Term2
24 Note 1
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Tri Term2
Tri Term2
Gold Coast
Tri Term2
Tri Term2
Lismore
Tri Term2
Tri Term2
Pre-requisites HLTH3014 - Work Integrated Learning in Clinical Exercise Physiology I
Enrolment information This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.
HLTH3016 Integrated Clinical Exercise Physiology Capstone
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisites HLTH3010 - Clinical Exercise Physiology for Mental and Cardiorespiratory Health AND HLTH3013 - Clinical Exercise Physiology for Oncology and Neurological Health AND HLTH3011 - Clinical Exercise Physiology for Metabolic and Renal Health

Note 1:

Double-weighted unit

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
Core Units
HLTH1001 Introduction to Science for Health Professions
HLTH1008 Physical Activity for Health
HBIO1009 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology
HBIO1006 Growth and Development
HBIO1010 Integrated Anatomy and Physiology
NUTR1001 Nutrition for Health and Physical Activity
HBIO2001 Musculoskeletal Functional Anatomy
HLTH2002 Exercise Physiology
HBIO2002 Motor Control
SCIN2002 Introductory Biomechanics
HLTH2001 Motor Learning for Coaching
HLTH2003 Exercise and Sport Assessment
SPRT2001 Fundamentals of Strength and Conditioning
PSYC2003 Exercise and Sport Psychology
HLTH2004 Exercise Prescription and Delivery
STAT2001 Foundations of Evidence for Health Science Practitioners
SPRT3001 Professional Preparation
HLTH3009 Pathophysiology for Clinical Exercise Physiology
HLTH3004 Transition to Practice
HLTH2005 Introduction to Clinical Exercise Physiology Practice
SCIN3001 Applied Biomechanics
HLTH3011 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Metabolic and Renal Health
PSYC2007 Behaviour Change
HLTH3012 Exercise for Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Health
HLTH3014 Work Integrated Learning in Clinical Exercise Physiology I Note 1
HLTH3010 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Mental and Cardiorespiratory Health
HLTH3013 Clinical Exercise Physiology for Oncology and Neurological Health
HLTH3015 Work Integrated Learning in Clinical Exercise Physiology II Note 1
HLTH3016 Integrated Clinical Exercise Physiology Capstone
Option Units
Choose one of the following

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
HLTH1003 Small Business and Entrepreneurship for Allied Health, Fitness and Sport
HLTH3005 Interprofessional Health Practice