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Mike Climstein


Academic Integrity Officer

Faculty of Health

07 5589 3330
[email protected]
Gold Coast (B block) 7th Floor, Lismore
Mike Climstein


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Associate Professor Mike Climstein (PhD, FASMF, FACSM, FESSA, AEP) holds clinical and research appointments.

  • Course Coordinator of the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology program at Southern Cross University
  • Adjunct Assoc. Professor in the Physical Activity, Lifestyle, Ageing and Well-being Faculty Research Group, University of Sydney
  • Director of the Aquatic Based Research, Southern Cross University
  • Deputy Academic Integrity Officer, Faculty of Health


Mike has 159 papers, 14 book chapters and 38 grants (internal and external funding) totaling in excess of $7.8m (AUD) in research funding. His academic and clinical accomplishments have been peer-recognized, having received Fellowship by Sports Medicine Australia (FASMF), American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM) and Exercise and Sports Science Australia (FAAESS). Additionally, Mike has received a number of awards for his research efforts. He is an editorial board member of PeerJ and a reviewer for a number of exercise and sports science and clinical journals.


Mike is currently supervising 4 PhD students and 2 Masters students. He is also co-supervising 6 Doctor of Physiotherapy students (research component only)


Mike is Course Coordinator and teaching into the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology, units of study include

  • Metabolic Health
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Musculoskeletal Health
  • Cardiovascular Health.


Mike has been awarded Fellowship by the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM), Australian Sports Medicine Federation (FAMSF) and Exercise and Sports Science Australia (FAAESS).


Mike is licensed to use DXA in both NSW and Qld.

First Aid, CPR and defibrillator certified

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