Postgraduate Diploma of Exercise Physiology



Course Code





Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements


Completion of a three year Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science or equivalent degree from this or another University; and

Additional selection requirements

Eligibility for full membership of the Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science; or

Special admission requirements

Completion of a degree in an allied discipline which may lead to full membership of the Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Candidates may be required to undertake a significant proportion of the course via block, limited and/or external mode delivery.

Additional completion requirements

Candidates may be required to arrange travel and accommodation at their own expense for periods of up to ten weeks.

Course Structure

Core Subjects

SP5103:06 Clinical Exercise Physiology 1

SP5104:06 Clinical Exercise Physiology 2

SP5108:06 Practicum in Clinical Exercise Physiology 2

SP5109:06 Practicum in Clinical Exercise Physiology 1


Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year


Course progression requisites


Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)


Candidates must hold a current First Aid Certificate before undertaking professional or clinical placements. Candidates are responsible for any costs associated with obtaining this certificate.

Some professional/clinical placement agencies may require that candidates hold an advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate before undertaking a professional or clinical placement. Candidates are responsible for any costs associated with obtaining this certificate.

Further information about placements e.g. Suitability to Work with Children Card can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students .

Special assessment requirements

Refer to Review of a Student’s Suitability to Continue a Course Involving Placement policy.

Accreditation requirements


Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade


Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing


Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

6 credit points


Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.


Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 10 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable