RPL Guide - Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (1207247)

Prior learning recognised

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can occur for some units within this course for

  • Formal learning – learning gained through study in a structured, Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) accredited program that leads to full or partial achievement of a qualification and achieves 100% of the ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist Professional Standards for the relevant domain(s).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) cannot occur for any units within this course for:

  • Non-formal learning – learning gained through study in a structured, non-accredited program (such as a short course, seminar, or professional development) that does NOT lead to a qualification; and/or
  • Informal learning – learning gained through years of paid or voluntary experience, professional standing or performance.

Credit thresholds

The following credit may apply:

  • 8 units (96 Credit Points) is normally awarded for completion of a related Australian Graduate Diploma, or higher (or equivalent overseas qualification);
  • 4 units (48 Credit Points) is normally awarded for completion of a related Australian Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate (or equivalent overseas qualification);
  • 1 unit (12 Credit Points) is normally awarded for completion of a related Australian Bachelor Degree, (or equivalent overseas qualification)

If you believe your prior learning exceeds these thresholds you should request a waiver of normal credit limits by email to enquiry@scu.edu.au.

Coursework units with Note 2

Credit may only be awarded into the coursework units with Note 2, for related prior formal learning in an Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 7 unit, Bachelor Degree or higher (or equivalent overseas units), where study was completed within 10 years prior to application for course Admission or Advanced Standing (whichever occurs first). 

Note 2 – AQF Level 7 coursework units common to other Southern Cross University courses

  • MNG00306 - Small Business and Entrepreneurship for Allied Health, Fitness and Sport

Coursework units with Note 3

To meet the ESSA accreditation and professional standards requirements, credit may only be awarded into coursework units with Note 3, for related prior formal learning in AQF level 8 units Graduate Certificate unit, or higher (or equivalent overseas units), where study was completed within 5 years prior to application for course Admission or Advanced Standing (whichever occurs first).

Note 3 – Coursework units required to meet Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) accreditation requirements

  • PSY81001 - Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • HMV81001 - Exercise Physiology for Specific Populations
  • HLT81001 - Metabolic Health
  • CEP92002 - Cardiovascular Health
  • CEP91001 - Clinical Exercise Physiology for Chronic Conditions
  • CEP92001 - Musculoskeletal Health
  • CEP93001 - Clinical Exercise Physiology for Neurological Conditions

Automatic credit (only for Southern Cross University Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science graduates)

If you have successfully completed a major in the Southern Cross University Bachelor of Sport and Exercise, on entry to the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology, the following credit is automatically awarded:

 

MajorCredit points awarded
Exercise Science major

On entry to the course 4 units (48 Credit Points) is automatically awarded:

  • PSY81001 Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology is awarded for completing the same unit in the bachelor degree, or BHS10495 Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • HMV81001 Exercise Physiology for Specific Populations is awarded for completing the same unit in the bachelor degree, or BIO10496 Exercise Physiology for Specific Population
  • MNG00306 Small Business and Entrepreneurship for Allied Health, Fitness and Sport is awarded for completing the same unit in the bachelor degree
  • HLT81001 Metabolic Health is awarded for completing the same unit in the bachelor degree, or BIO00326 Exercise Biochemistry, plus successfully pass the free online modules and assessments (embedded in CEP92003 - Advanced Professional Practice I ) to gain additional ESSA required content
Education Major

On entry to the course up to 2 units (24 Credit Points) is automatically awarded: 

  • HMV81001 Exercise Physiology for Specific Populations is awarded for completing the same unit in the bachelor degree, or BIO10496 Exercise Physiology for Specific Population
  • MNG00306 Small Business and Entrepreneurship for Allied Health, Fitness and Sport is awarded for completing the same unit in the bachelor degree
Nutrition Major

 On entry to the course up to 3 units (36 Credit Points) is automatically awarded:

  • HMV81001 Exercise Physiology for Specific Populations is awarded for completing the same unit in the bachelor degree, or BIO10496 Exercise Physiology for Specific Population
  • MNG00306 Small Business and Entrepreneurship for Allied Health, Fitness and Sport is awarded for completing the same unit in the bachelor degree
  • HLT81001 Metabolic Health is awarded for completing the same unit in the bachelor degree (2019 and onwards), or NUT00216 Nutritional Biochemistry and Human Metabolism (offered in 2017) plus successfully pass the free online modules and assessments (embedded in CEP92003 - Advanced Professional Practice I ) to gain additional ESSA required content

Mandatory units

There are 2 mandatory units not eligible for RPL:

  • CEP92003 - Advanced Professional Practice I  (includes > 180 hrs practicum)
  • CEP93002 - Advanced Professional Practice II (includes > 180 hrs practicum)

Currency

If your prior learning occurred more than 10 years ago for units with Note 2 or 5 years ago for units with Note 3, you must provide supporting documents to demonstrate the ways you have generated and maintained currency of practice due to more recent and ongoing learning in a relevant field, such as professional memberships with peak bodies, on-the-job training, professional development or research.

Related fields of prior learning

Apply for RPL if your prior learning relates to:

Allied health business management or entrepreneurship  Exercise with consideration of changes due to chronic metabolic diseases; plus ESSA criteria in Standard 10 – Metabolic domain 
Advanced sport and exercise psychology; plus ESSA criteria in Standard 9 - Mental Health domain  Exercise assessment and the design for individuals with cardiovascular conditions and co-morbidities; plus ESSA criteria in Standard 7 – Cardiovascular domain 
Principles and objectives of effective exercise assessment programs relevant to different populations Exercise assessment and the design for individuals with chronic conditions/co-morbidities associated with respiratory/pulmonary or kidney diseases and cancer; plus ESSA criteria in Standard 6 – Cancer domain and Standard 8 – Kidney domain
Musculoskeletal health, injury prevention, and rehabilitation; plus ESSA criteria in Standard 10 – Musculoskeletal domain  Neurological conditions and co-morbidities, treatments, and rehabilitation; plus ESSA criteria in Standard 12 – Neurological domain 

Information about ESSA Professional Standards

Apply for Credit

It is important to apply as early as possible.

If your prior learning did not occur at Southern Cross University and you apply for direct admission with Southern Cross University using our online application for Admission, in the Advanced Standing section, indicate that you wish to be considered for credit, by selecting yes from the drop-down box.

If you wish to be considered for credit after course commencement, use your Student ID to log into the My Enrolment portal. Select eForms from the menu bar to complete and submit your Advanced Standing Application.

Credit granted will affect the units you choose in your study plan. Don’t enrol in a unit for which credit is sought. For more information view How to apply and the supporting documents required. You must submit a Transcript of results of study and unit outlines, including learning and assessment outcomes.

After you’ve applied

The outcome will be emailed to you within 20 working days of receiving your application, unless further clarification or supporting documents are required, in which case we will contact you.

If you haven’t enrolled in units via My Enrolment, do so now using the recommended course progression found on the Course structure page. For personal assistance with your study plan please contact us.

Accepting credit granted for international students

If you’re an international student studying in Australia on a student visa you must sign, date and return the Credit Acceptance Declaration within 14 working days. This allows SCU International to adjust your 'Confirmation of Enrolment' (CoE) to show your new duration of study (if applicable).

Your right to an appeal

If you don’t agree with the outcome, you may appeal within 10 working days of the credit decision. The appeal will be commenced within 10 working days and should take no longer than 10 working days for an outcome to be reached. Within this time you may be invited to participate in an interview and/or offered an alternative means of establishing the level of your existing skills and knowledge, such as a challenge test or special project. You will receive notification about the outcome of the appeal as soon as possible. If the decision maker is the Course Coordinator, any appeal is to the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic and their decision is final. If the decision maker is the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic, any appeal is to the Chair of Academic Board and their decision is final. Any student not satisfied with the outcome may appeal externally to the relevant Ombudsmen Office.

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