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

Course outline

Exercise is a powerful tool to improve human performance and health outcomes. Become qualified to help people live healthier lives. Work with clients in healthcare settings and sports to prevent disease and injuries, and to manage health, lifestyle and behaviour changes.

In this program you will learn how to use exercise to prevent and manage heart disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis and mental health. You’ll train to prevent and manage musculoskeletal injuries in sport and recreation as you study anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, assessment, programming, psychology and nutrition. You’ll test and train athletes in UniSC’s AIS-accredited sport science labs and qualify to work in hospitals, health clinics, rehabilitation facilities, gyms and more. For more information, visit Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.


Please note that some placement host organisations have chosen to continue requiring COVID-19 vaccination. If you are not fully vaccinated, it is important to know that placement opportunities in your program may be limited and may result in a delay to your placement.

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. It is a Queensland Government requirement that students undertaking a placement within a clinical setting are fit tested annually for an approved respirator. 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, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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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, 2024

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Career opportunities

Accredited exercise physiologist, cancer and renal disease rehabilitation, cardiac and pulmonary testing, case management and research, musculoskeletal injury prevention and management, neurological rehabilitation, occupational rehabilitation


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

9 Jan 2025

CSP/$10861 (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