Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology
UniSC - University of the Sunshine Coast - Sunshine Coast

Course outline

Students learn to use exercise to improve the health of people with chronic or complex medical conditions like diabetes, obesity, heart disease, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, or arthritis. Studies include anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, psychology, motor learning, sports nutrition, and rehabilitation. Advanced courses focus on cardiopulmonary and musculoskeletal conditions, exercise rehabilitation for chronic conditions, and professional practice in clinical and community environments, with industry placement and workplace learning. Several first aid qualifications are incorporated. For more information, visit Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.


This program includes compulsory placements in settings that require full COVID-19 vaccination.

Other requirements

Before undertaking clinical placements, students must provide evidence of hepatitis B immunisation, first aid and CPR training, undertake a criminal history check, and obtain or hold a current Suitability Card. Students must complete 500 hours of supervised placement. Students may be required to undertake some clinical placement hours outside the Sunshine Coast region in metropolitan and regional/rural areas. The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast website.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast and for this course, refer to UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Recommended study
English; General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics; Biology; at least one other science subject (preferably Chemistry)
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

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Recent secondary education

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Career opportunities

Accredited exercise physiologist, exercise therapist, health science officer, personal trainer, rehabilitation consultant, exercise scientist.


This degree is professionally accredited at the levels of Exercise Science and Exercise Physiology with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). Graduates may practise as exercise physiologists and seek provider status with Medicare. Graduates may also apply to become members of Sports Medicine Australia. Students seeking accreditation as exercise physiologists are advised that ESSA allows recognition of prior learning (RPL) for non-university studies to a maximum program load of 12.5%. External accreditation requirements for this program allow for credit transfer to be granted for study completed at minimum of AQF level 7 Bachelor degree level only. Credit transfer cannot be granted for study completed at VET level (advanced diploma or lower), or for non-formal learning.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds
CSP/$10494 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time

Sunshine Coast