Exercise Physiology and Exercise & Sport Science

Level: Undergraduate coursework, Postgraduate coursework

Exercise scientists specialise in the design, implementation and evaluation of exercise and physical activity. They provide intervention for improving general health, prevention of chronic disease, and sports performance enhancement.

Exercise physiologists are graduates of a four-year degree which qualifies them to specialise in the clinical management of chronic diseases and injuries. They treat and support clients with a broad range of conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis, depression and arthritis.

The Exercise Physiology and Exercise Sport Science (EPESS) program comprises an applied science award in exercise and sports science at bachelor's level, and a professional, graduate entry master's degree in exercise physiology. In addition, our combined Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics provides a clear pathway of study for top students wishing to pursue a career across two challenging and fast-growing professional fields.

Our two year graduate entry master’s degree is designed to give you the knowledge, competencies and clinical experience required to deliver safe and effective clinical exercise practice that has real impacts on health outcomes. This course is ideal for people wanting to translate their sport science knowledge into an area that allows them to work in clinical practice.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) are eligible for both exercise science and exercise physiology accreditation.

The EPESS program incorporates extensive clinical and professional fieldwork opportunities, providing hands-on experience with real clients in a supervised environment. This allows you to combine the academic components of the course with the practical abilities required of the profession, and gain a deeper understanding of its place in the contemporary health system.

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