The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (MCEP) equips students with everything they need to become a recognised allied health professional and clinical Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA). Delivered at the state-of-the-art UTS Moore Park Precinct, the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology is an evidence-informed and practice-based course embedded within the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation (Faculty of Health), which has a strong national reputation for teaching excellence, world-class facilities, and graduate employability across the exercise professions.
In this course, students are provided with high-quality teaching and extensive work-integrated learning opportunities by experienced clinical educators who are established leaders in their field. Students are afforded with the clinical knowledge, tools, and applied experience to become highly regarded and well-rounded clinical exercise physiologists. Underpinned by a world-leading research program with strong links to industry, students are supported to develop and expand their professional networks. Students develop and test their clinical skills across diverse clinical conditions in a supportive and nurturing environment within our purpose-built UTS exercise medicine clinic. These clinical skills are then refined in real clinical settings with our clinical educator partners and affiliates within public and private healthcare and community settings, culminating in at least 360 hours of clinical placements.
Students consolidate prior expertise and develop a deeper understanding of advanced principles and practices of clinical exercise medicine supported by health behaviour change theory to deliver and optimise person-centred care in a professional and interprofessional environment. Students also engage with research in the course curriculum to learn how to critically analyse, reflect, and synthesise scientific research to better support evidence-informed clinical reasoning.
Upon graduation, students confidently manage people presenting with diverse ranges of acute and chronic conditions, injuries or disabilities across musculoskeletal, neurological, neuromuscular, mental health, occupational, cardiovascular, respiratory, pulmonary, metabolic, renal, and cancer conditions culminating in a capstone subject where complex interactions among these diverse health problems are addressed. Upon graduation, students are eligible to apply for health provider numbers with Medicare Australia, Department of Veteran Affairs, and other compensable funds and schemes as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist allied health professional.
The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology is designed and delivered by a world-class team of nationally and internationally recognised experts in their field. Students learn from clinicians who have established private exercise clinics and professional practices, and have worked across public and private health sectors, with expertise across a range of disciplines ensuring that real-world examples of evidence-informed clinical practice are at the heart of everything students learn.
This course provides students with more than their degree in clinical exercise physiology. Students also achieve Mental Health First Aid Training and Accreditation; Indigenous Cultural Capability Training in Health; Good Clinical Practice Certification; and currency in Senior First Aid with CPR, giving students a competitive edge in the job market.
Students are immersed in professional environments including UTS' Exercise Medicine Clinic at the world-class Moore Park facility, embedded within a health and high-performance precinct that boasts extensive connections with hospitals and health services to support practical and authentic learning.
Career options include positions in ageing and aged care, fitness centres, population health, primary, secondary and tertiary health care, private and multidisciplinary clinics, public and private hospitals settings, sporting settings, and health and rehabilitation.
Students must complete a total of 72 credit points made up of 54 credit points of core subjects and 18 credit points of work integrated learning subjects.
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