Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

This degree features foundational and advanced coursework in exercise science, applied through a minimum of 500 hours of supervised clinical placement in exercise science and exercise physiology. With a deeper knowledge of the human body and how exercise affects it, an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) designs and delivers safe and effective exercise interventions that focus on clients with chronic and complex medical conditions, injuries and disabilities. These interventions include health and physical activity education, advice and support, and lifestyle medication. Graduates secure the skills required to competently assess, design and deliver exercise programs to improve health and performance, prevent chronic conditions, and treat or manage clinical conditions with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at GU.


If you are undertaking or considering alternate tertiary studies in order to apply to this program for the following intake, to maximise your rank you may need to complete a minimum of 1 year of full-time equivalent of study. For further information visit upgrading via university studies.

This program currently only has a Trimester 1, 2023 intake. The University will consider opening a Trimester 2, 2023 intake after enrolment numbers are finalised for Trimester 1. Applicants who are interested in studying this program are encouraged to apply for the Trimester 1 intake as Trimester 2 is not guaranteed.

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to

Other requirements

Important offer advice: Should you receive an offer into this program you will be required to enrol into classes* within a short timeframe. This information will be included in your Starting@Griffith email and expressed in the number of days from the day of issue of your email and is in line with the offer response date in your QTAC offer email. Please note that the number of days can vary depending on when the offer was made. This requirement applies irrespective of whether you accepted conditionally or unconditionally. If you do not enrol* into at least one class for your program by 5pm on the response day your offer will lapse. Lapsed offers are not automatically reinstated and reinstatement is subject to available places.

*Enrolling into classes means that you are advising when you are attending class/es. Enrolment must be submitted.
Students must meet all professional practice requirements. For more information, visit
Fit for Professional Practice on the Griffith University website.

Admissions Criteria

For minimum age requirements please visit Institution minimum age requirements


Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Fixed closing date

New applications lodged after 9 December 2022 may not be assessed in time for the January offer round. Applications for this program close 30 December 2022, so applicants may add this program to their preferences until this date, however no guarantee is given that applications will be assessed in time for the January offer round. After 30 December 2022, no new applicants can apply, but existing applicants can reorder this preference. Late offers after the January offer round will only be made if places remain in the program.

Additional entry requirements

Griffith Guaranteed Admission Schemes do not apply to this program.

Assumed knowledge

One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C).

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

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

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* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
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Career opportunities

Accredited Exercise Physiologists are allied health professionals and can work in areas such as chronic disease management, fitness and sports, respiratory and sleep medicine, rehabilitation, recreation management, strength and conditioning, and occupational health and safety. AEPs work in areas such as return-to-work assessment, chronic disease management, exercise prescription for special populations, weight-loss management, and musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. As an AEP, you may find work in the public health system, in hospitals and outpatient clinics as well as in private practice as sole traders, multidisciplinary practices, private hospitals or corporate health.


As a graduate, you’ll be eligible for dual accreditation as an exercise physiologist and exercise scientist through Exercise and Sports Science Australia (subject to application).

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds
CSP/$12500 (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 7 years Part time

Gold Coast