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Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Honours) (Clinical Exercise Physiology)

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Honours) Major Clinical Exercise Physiology (BSEH)
  • CRICOS: 093264F

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 32 units

  • 4 years or part-time equivalent

  • Ipswich

Available to international on-campus and external students studying in Australia only, due to on-campus and practical attendance requirements for some courses. It is not available to international students studying overseas.
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Delve into the world of exercise, health and fitness

What impact does exercise have on the human body, mentally and physically? 

By studying the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Honours) with a major in Clinical Exercise Physiology, you can explore the benefits of exercise and how it can assist in improving overall health or with rehabilitation.

Put your theoretical skills into practice with 500 hours of professional clinical placement over four years.

Become an Accredited Exercise Physiologist

This degree provides you with the opportunity to qualify as an Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) accredited exercise physiologist (pending external accreditation). As such you will specialise in prescribing exercises and lifestyle therapies to help patients get fitter for all around good health, or to treat chronic disease, injury and disability.

Once qualified, you will be able to apply for a Medicare provider number and be recognised by private health funds for exercise physiology sessions. This will enable you to work with General Practitioners to assist with patient care under the general practice management plan (which is part of the Medicare rebate scheme).

Professional accreditation

USQ is currently seeking accreditation from Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

Graduates can find work as accredited clinical exercise physiologists within the health, exercise, sports and fitness industry. Other career options can include sports coach, personal trainer, sports development officer, and sports performance director.
Professional experience

In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete professional experience. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.

Residential schools

In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
Sport and exercise courses 14
Clinical exercise physiology courses 10
Total 32
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 22880
On-campus AUD 27680

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Professional experience

This program includes a compulsory professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2018 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4 SA) or equivalent. Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Admission pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.

How to apply

CRICOS: 093264F

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2019 - Monday 25 February 2019.
  • Semester 2, 2019 - Monday 15 July 2019.

Credit for previous study or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for credit to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.