Unit description

Provides students with the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge within the context of a range of operational Clinical Exercise Physiology facilities. Students attend and participate in internal (SCU student-led Health Clinic) and external placements to complete the balance of the hours required for ESSA accreditation and the Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology course completion. Students are expected to demonstrate their knowledge and competency to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for people across the AEP target pathologies.

Unit content

Clinical Placement:

  • Complete internal placement hours within the Southern Cross University Health Clinic under the supervision of an accredited Exercise Physiologist.
  • Complete external placement hours under the supervision of an accredited Exercise Physiologist or appropriate allied health professional.

Evidence-based practice.
Information literacy.
Reflective practice.
Design, delivery and evaluation of safe and effective exercise assessments and interventions.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 3

  • Website: https://www.essa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/2016-Accredited-Exercise-Scientist-AES-NUCAP_final_updated.pdf: ESSA, 2016, ESSA EP accreditation guide 2016.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Community/Professional placement complete balance of 360 hrs (As allocated )
Lecture on-site 2 hours (In Week 1 )
Tutorial online 1 hour (4 x Over Session)
Practicum HoursSR
Exam: practical50%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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