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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours)

Become a qualified Accredited Exercise Physiologist, specialising in the delivery of exercise to help prevent and manage a range of chronic health conditions and injuries.

UQ's Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) will prepare you for an exciting career as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP). Accredited Exercise Physiologists are the fastest growing allied health professionals in Australia.

AEPs design and deliver exercise interventions that prevent and manage a range of musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, metabolic, neurologic, cancer and mental health conditions. They also provide advanced health and physical activity education, advice and support to help people lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Medicare and most private health insurers recognise and cover services supplied by AEPs.

During your studies you will embark on over 600 hours of practicum experiences through our on-campus specialised exercise clinical and external industry placements. These experiences are designed to develop your clinical skills and optimise your exposure to a wide range of work settings, clientele and practitioners; they can sometimes lead directly to future employment.

Upon graduation you can gain accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) as both an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) and Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES).

Program highlights

  • Optimise your exposure to a wide range of clients and practitioners by undertaking more than 600 hours of clinical professional practice in our on-campus specialised exercise clinics and external industry placements.
  • Graduate with a highly respected qualification that will set you apart and pave the way for further postgraduate studies. This is the only four-year undergraduate clinical exercise physiology in Australia that lets you graduate with a honours.
  • Learn in state-of-the-art exercise science and physiology facilities, including specialised biomechanics, motor control, exercise physiology and strength and conditioning laboratories.
  • Develop clinical skills under the supervision of highly experienced educators who have received numerous national exercise and sport sciences awards.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


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Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Exercise physiologist
  • Exercise scientist
  • Strength and conditioning specialist
  • Cardiac scientist
  • Corporate health and fitness adviser
  • Rehabilitation professional 
  • Active living coordinator
  • Biomechanist
  • Respiratory technician

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry scores
All international applicants need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12 (or an equivalent qualification) and meet the minimum entry score for this program.

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C).

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