Course and Subject Handbook 2017 Courses Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Clinical) (Honours) [End-on]

Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Clinical) (Honours) [End-on]

Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Clinical) (Honours) [End-on]

Course Code


Course Type

Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8)


Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Entry to the Honours programme of the Institute of Sport and Exercise Science is by invitation from the ISES Director.

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in Exercise Physiology (Clinical) (or qualifications recognised by the faculty as equivalent) within the previous 5 years.

Achievement of an overall grade point average of 5.0 (i.e. credit average) across the bachelor degree and a grade point average of 5.0 in the fourth year of their bachelor degree, with credits or better in specific discipline areas.  A minimum of a pass grade in a basic statistics subject is also required.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Additional selection requirements

Candidates must satisfy the Institute of Sport and Exercise requirements relating to the standard of academic achievement necessary to proceed to the honours degree and be prepared to undertake a project of strategic relevance to the research interests of ISES staff, as confirmed by the ISES Director.

Post admission requirements

Hepatitis B immunisation:

Students must provide evidence of being immune to hepatitis B within the first teaching period of their studies. A blood-borne viral disease may result in a student’s inability to obtain a placement in a Queensland Health facility and consequently may result in their inability to complete the requirements of the course as accredited by the relevant professional accrediting body. If a student has not complied with the above requirement by the last day of the first teaching period of their studies, their enrolment will be terminated immediately.

Suitability to Work with Children Card (blue card):

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements that may involve contact with children under 18 years of age. Students are required to obtain a Suitability to Work with Children Card (which involves a criminal history check undertaken by the Queensland Police) before the start of the first placement. Students must retain a current Suitability to Work with Children Card for the duration of their course, as failure to do so will result in the termination of their admission to the course.

For more information, refer to:

Blue Card Services

Current Apply First Aid and CPR Certificate:

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.

Australian Federal Police check:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements.  Some placement agencies may require students to produce a current Australian Federal Police check. This is in addition to the requirements for a Blue Card. If requested, students must provide written confirmation of clearance to the Clinical Placement Officer prior to commencement of clinical placement.

Application documents can be accessed at:

Australian Federal Police

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion, graduates of the course will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply a coherent and advanced body of theoretical and technical knowledge and skills, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in the discipline of exercise physiology (clinical)

  • Critically review, analyse, synthesise and evaluate evidence to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence

  • Communicate clearly and coherently through advanced English language proficiency and, where appropriate, numeracy skills to specialist and non-specialist audiences

  • Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence.

  • Demonstrate appropriate professional behaviour, professional reasoning and sound judgement in problem solving and decision making in a research context.

Course Structure



SP4015:12 Ethics, Research Design and Proposal for Clinical Exercise Physiology Studies

SP4016:12 Clinical Exercise Physiology Honours Research Seminar and Dissertation


SP4017:09 Ethical and Research Design of Clinical Exercise Physiology Studies

SP4018:03 Clinical Exercise Physiology Honours Research Proposal

SP4019:03 Clinical Exercise Physiology Honours Research Seminar

SP4020:09 Clinical Exercise Physiology Honours Research Dissertation







Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year


Course progression requisites


Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)


Special assessment requirements


Professional accreditation requirements


Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade


Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing


Not eligible

Maximum allowed

Not applicable


Not applicable


Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title


Approved abbreviation


Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Special Awards

Not applicable