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Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Assess, prescribe and deliver exercise programs to help clients. Graduate with 500 hours of professional placement.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
8
Selection rank
84
View the entry requirements
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time
Entry
February
February
QTAC code
425422
CRICOS
070085K

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

 

Why choose this course?

You will complete 500 hours of professional placement during this course. This work integrated learning is completed at QUT Health Clinics and external locations including hospitals, local government and private health providers.

QUT Health Clinics, located at Kelvin Grove campus, provide professional health services to the community and students in this course deliver many of these services under the supervision of accredited professionals. You will become familiar with equipment and techniques that are used across industry, including technology used by clinicians to analyse and monitor performance.

During your studies, you will be taught by experts who have industry experience that spans hospitals, private practice, and research. You will access industry equipment in the biomechanics, motor control, exercise physiology, strength conditioning and clinical skills laboratories and consultation rooms.

From your first year you will start applying knowledge about the human body in a sport and exercise context. You will undertake studies in exercise psychology, coaching, physical activity and health.

During second year, you will continue with studies in exercise physiology, motor control, skill acquisition, resistance training and biomechanics. As you move through the course, you will learn how professional practice is evolving with studies in related areas including nutrition and research in exercise science.

Units in third and fourth year concentrate on clinical exercise physiology, specifically understanding pathology and management of chronic disease including cardiovascular, metabolic, neuro-musculoskeletal, injury prevention and rehabilitation, oncology and mental health. In your final years, you will prepare for professional practice with placements that encourage you to apply your knowledge and patient care skills to effectively assess, prescribe, and deliver exercise to help clients manage their chronic disease.

Highlights

  • Exercise physiologists develop programs for patients for the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of chronic medical conditions. They can also provide advanced injury prevention and exercise programming advice.
  • Graduates work alongside other health professionals in hospitals and private practice, providing Medicare services in exercise therapy.
  • As a student, you have access to the industry equipment in biomechanics, motor control, exercise physiology and strength conditioning laboratories, and in QUT Health Clinics.
  • Complete more than 500 hours of clinical placement for valuable work experience that prepares you for the transition to employment.

Highlights

  • Exercise physiologists develop programs for patients for the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of chronic medical conditions. They can also provide advanced injury prevention and exercise programming advice.
  • Graduates work alongside other health professionals in hospitals and private practice, providing Medicare services in exercise therapy.
  • As a student, you have access to the latest industry equipment in biomechanics, motor control, exercise physiology and strength conditioning laboratories, and in QUT Health Clinics.
  • Complete more than 500 hours of clinical placement for valuable work experience that prepares you for the transition to employment.

What to expect

Clinical exercise physiologists have expert knowledge about how exercise can improve health and fitness or reduce the onset of chronic disease and its related symptoms. They are skilled in developing rehabilitation programs for patients with acute and chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular disease. With their extensive understanding about the effects of exercise on the body’s systems, they can also provide advanced injury prevention and exercise programming advice. Medicare and many private health insurers recognise and cover services supplied by accredited exercise physiologists.

Career outcomes

Honours pathway

At the end of second year of study in this course you will have the option to apply for the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours). This allows you to complete an honours research project that extends your knowledge of the professional field, offering a competitive advantage in your career. Entry to the program is competitive, based on grade point average. On entry to the course you will retain all of the credit you have successfully completed in the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology and will complete a further two years of full-time study.

Career outcomes

Accredited exercise physiologists have skills that can be applied to a variety of clinical professions. Many graduates are employed by hospitals and clinics for prevention and rehabilitation of patients with injuries and a range of cardiac, musculoskeletal, occupational, neurological and psychological disorders. Graduates can also move into private practice and work as specialists in clinical diagnostics, exercise programming and health promotion.

Professional recognition

QUT is currently seeking accreditation of this redeveloped course with Exercise and Sports Science Australia to give graduates professional recognition as an accredited exercise physiologist.

Possible careers

  • Cardiac Scientist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Exercise Scientist
  • Rehabilitation Professionals

Requirements

OP 8
Rank 84

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

Don't have an OP or rank?

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Course code
XN51
QTAC code
425422
CRICOS code
070085K
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
  • 4 years full-time
  • 4 years full-time
Entry
  • February
  • February
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English
  • Maths B

Plus one of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Recommended study: Health Education or Physical Education.

More about assumed knowledge

Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2018

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 2
Selection rank 97
OP 1
Selection rank 86
Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 7
Selection rank 86
OP 7
Selection rank 86
Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 9
Selection rank 81
OP 8
Selection rank 84

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Minimum academic requirements

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

Subject prerequisites
  • Maths B

Plus one of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies. Recommended study: Health Education or Physical Education.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

OP
8
Rank
84
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the January offer round

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
185 176 176 176 176
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
7 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
65 58 58 58 58
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
98 20 20 24 20

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Advanced standing

To ensure students meet accreditation requirements after successful completion of this degree, advanced standing will not be granted:

  • for studies completed at Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5 or lower. AQF levels can be confirmed at https://www.aqf.edu.au/aqf-levels
  • for un-credentialed learning or work experience cannot be used for the purposes of receiving credit for units of study or meeting practicum requirements within the course.

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will 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.

Blue card: You must undergo a criminal history check for working with children and be issued with a suitability card (blue card) before commencing clinical placement/practicum in an organisation where they may work with children or young people.

The processing of your application may take several months so you must submit your blue card application to HiQ as early as possible to ensure you have your card before you begin any unit that requires contact with children. There is no charge for student blue cards. Students who already have a blue card must register it with QUT.

Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2019

2019: CSP $7,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

2019

2019: $33,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Academic)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

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