Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Why study the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at UNE?

The Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at UNE is a multidisciplinary program that develops a comprehensive understanding of the scientific and applied aspects of sport, exercise and health. The course includes core studies in human structure, function and behaviour before further study on the acute and chronic physiological and psychological responses to exercise in healthy individuals and those with chronic and complex health conditions. In the first three years of study, analytical, technical and professional skills are developed in the areas of movement analysis, health and fitness assessment and exercise training for health and performance. The final year of study provides advanced training in chronic disease management, functional conditioning and clinical practice. Students complete 500 hours of workplace experience to practice exercise-based management of neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, metabolic and other health conditions. Graduates are recognised for their expertise in the clinical application of exercise-based rehabilitation.

Currently the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology is not an accredited course. UNE is seeking accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) for this course.

Well-qualified graduates may apply to complete the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise with Honours (BClinExerPhys(Hons)). BClinExerPhys(Hons) graduates who achieve the appropriate level of Honours are eligible to apply for a research Master degree or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

For students commencing in Trimester 2 this course is only offered online in a part-time mode.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this course can be employed as an Exercise Physiologist in a range of settings (hospital, private clinic, workplace health). Exercise Physiologists are recognised allied health professionals with Medicare, the Department of Veteran Affairs and some private health insurers. Additional career opportunities are available in the clinical sciences (cardiac/respiratory/sleep technician), sports (strength and conditioning, sports science) and the health and wellbeing industry (personal trainer, health and wellbeing consultant/educator).

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

4 Years Full-time
Up to 10 years Part-time

FEES

CSP
International

2017 ATAR / OP

78.85 / 10

2018 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Online
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 2, Online
Trimester 2, On Campus

Official Abbreviation BClinExerPhys
Course Type Undergraduate
CRICOS Code 069336F
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Course Duration
  • 4 Years Full-time
  • Up to 10 years Part-time
2017 ATAR 78.85
2017 OP 10
Fees CSP / International
Total Credit Points 192
How to Apply

All domestic students apply through the link below

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International students apply direct to UNE through UNE International

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Intensive Schools

Mandatory intensive schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.

Entry Requirements

A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).

Students who have completed 120 credit points of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology. Admission is granted on the basis of meritorious study (a Credit grade point average (GPA) across the following 12 core units of study - EXSC210, EXSC220, EXSC230, EXSC239, EXSC240, EXSC260, EXSC310, EXSC335, EXSC340, EXSC360, EXSC360, EXSC375, HUMN240 and PSYC308). Students entering the course through this pathway will be required to complete a further 72 credit points as listed in the program of study.

Assumed knowledge is Mathematics.

Recommended studies: Biology and/or Chemistry.

Additional Requirements

1. First Aid Certificate: All students are required to have a current senior first certificate prior to completing the first trimester of candidature. The certificate must be obtained from an accredited (Workcover approved) body at the student's own expense.

2. Inherent Requirements: Students must meet the Inherent Requirements in order to complete this course.

Practical, Clinical or Work Experience

To attain full membership with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) as an accredited exercise physiologist, students must complete 500 hours of practicum experience as part of the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology. Practicum hours are undertaken to consolidate learning and develop competency with professional skills under supervision within the practicum units EXSC322 and EXSC390 to meet professional standards. The clinical placement officer will assist students in identifying suitable practicum sites/supervisors, and facilitate the practicum placement process in compliance with ESSA accreditation requirements.

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Scholarships

The University offers a number of scholarships available to Australian citizens and permanent residents.

Academic Colours

Straw (BCC 51)

Further Information

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2018.

Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and the Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).

Students who have completed 120 credit points of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology. Admission is granted on the basis of meritorious study (a Credit grade point average (GPA) across the following 12 core units of study: EXSC210, EXSC220, EXSC230, EXSC239, EXSC260, EXSC310, EXSC335, EXSC340, EXSC360, EXSC370, HUMN240 and PSYC308). Students entering the course through this pathway will be required to complete a further 72 credit points as listed in the program of study.

Additional Requirements
1. First Aid Certificate

All students are required to have a current senior first aid certificate prior to completing the first trimester of candidature. The certificate must be obtained from an accredited (Workcover approved) body at the student's own expense.

2. Inherent Requirements

Students must meet the Inherent Requirements in order to complete this course.

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Period of Candidature

The period of candidature shall be:
(a) four years as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to ten years as a part-time candidate.

Progression Requirement

Students will not be permitted to enrol in EXSC322 (Practicum in Exercise and Sport) without meeting the following progression requirement:
1. A Credit grade point average (GPA) across the following 12 core units of study: EXSC210, EXSC220, EXSC230, EXSC239, EXSC260, EXSC310, EXSC335, EXSC340, EXSC360, EXSC370, HUMN240 and PSYC308. This is determined by taking the average grade of all of these units.
2. Candidates who fail to meet these course specific progression requirements will be asked to show cause as to why their candidature should not be discontinued and they be transferred to another course.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 192 credit points with not more than 60 credit points at 100-level and at least 96 credit points at 300-level, including 500 hours of practicum experience.

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Core Units
(including 500 hours of embedded Praticum Experience)
180 cps
Listed Units 12 cps
Total 192 cps

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Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology.

Exit Pathways

Subject to meeting Advanced Standing rules, candidates who discontinue their studies in the course may be eligible to exit with the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science on completion of 144 credit points including 138 credit points of Core Units.
Candidates who apply to discontinue their studies and exit with the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science must apply for re-admission and will be subject to current course requirements of the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology. This may mean that they will not receive full recognition for their previous studies should the course structure have changed in response to University or external accreditation body requirements.

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the Academic Assessment Appeals Policy and the Academic Assessment Appeals Procedures.

Course Progression

Candidates are referred to the Course Progression Rule and the Course Progression Procedures.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Rule and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Procedures.

Course Aims

This course aims to provide a range of learning experiences to develop expertise in the clinical application of evidence based exercise interventions to manage a variety of complex and/or chronic health conditions. This is facilitated following the acquisition of core knowledge and skills across the sub- disciplines of Exercise and Sports Science as identified by Exercise and Sports Science Australia. This includes, but is not limited to, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control/learning, exercise and sport psychology, human nutrition/development/health.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of the sub-disciplines of exercise and sports science with an in-depth understanding of their clinical applications, including the creative endeavor involved in acquiring knowledge, and the contestable and testable nature of scientific knowledge;
  2. use scientific literacy to analyse and evaluate the relationships between exercise, athletic performance and health within a global context;
  3. communicate specialist advice on safe and effective participation in physical activity to improve health and/or performance, and prevent injury and/or disease;
  4. use knowledge of injury and disease etiology, pathophysiology/pathomechanics and common medical interventions to manage/rehabilitate individuals with chronic and/or complex medical conditions or injuries through physical activity interventions; and
  5. provide evidence based health care services in individual and team environments that adhere to Australian health care policy, safety guidelines and ethical frameworks.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Graduates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of scientific thinking within the discipline of Exercise and Sports Science. They will also have specialised knowledge in the clinical application of exercise prescription to manage complex and chronic health conditions. Graduates will be able to articulate the role and clinical importance of physical activity in the local and wider community.

Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to communicate scientific results, health information, or arguments, to a range of audiences, and for a range of purposes.

Problem Solving

Graduates will be able to investigate and solve problems by using recognised principles of exercise and sports science. Also, by formulating hypotheses, collecting valid and reliable data, and incorporating quantitative evidence into arguments.

Information Literacy

Graduates will be able to synthesise and evaluate information from a range of sources, using a range of technologies.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

Graduates will be able to demonstrate social responsibility by recognising the relevant ethical frameworks within Exercise Physiologists practise. Students will also show a capacity for working responsibly and safely in both individual and team environments.

Lifelong Learning

Graduates will be able to take personal responsibility for lifelong learning by demonstrating a capacity for self-directed, evidence based learning.

Independence and Collaboration

Graduates will have an awareness of the need to function effectively as members or leaders of scientific or multidisciplinary health teams. They will also be able to articulate the role and clinical importance of physical activity, as well as exercise and sports science, in the local and global community.

How to Apply

Domestic Students

All domestic students apply through the link below

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International Students

International students apply direct to UNE through UNE International

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