Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Develop your expertise in clinical exercise physiology with extensive placement opportunities and hands-on experience. You will become skilled in providing health and lifestyle support to rural and remote communities throughout Northern Australia. Learn how to assess, formulate and deliver exercise programs that make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of communities.

#1 in Queensland

for full-time employment 2024 Good Universities Guide, PG Health Services

#1 in Queensland

for median graduate salary 2024 Good Universities Guide, PG Health Services

Enhance your expertise

Build the skills to progress your career



  • Townsville: February



+estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible


1.5 years full-time

Entry Requirements

Completion of an ESSA accredited AQF level 7 bachelor of sport and exercise science program or equivalent qualification from an overseas institution or hold current ESSA accreditation as an exercise scientist

English language requirements

Band 3b

If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.



Course detail

Real stories

  • Emily Wilson.


    Emily Wilson

    Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

    I loved the flexibility of this course; the online subjects allowed students to continue with their paid work, internships or extracurricular activities. Our lecturers were also super fun and encouraging. They made it clear they were there to support us, and they understood that we also had a life beyond the classroom.

  • Channai Hall.


    Channai Hall

    Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

    The course was very flexible, and the curriculum and teaching styles offered by the lecturers aligned with my passion for optimising health outcomes. This degree has given me the knowledge and confidence to work as the sole Exercise Physiologist in a rural/remote multidisciplinary practice.

  • Rowan Crook.


    Rowan Crook

    Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

    JCU gave me the flexibility to organise my study around full-time work and family commitments. The hands-on experience and knowledge gained from the course content and on-campus residentials gave me the skills and confidence to excel during my placements which, in turn, created employment opportunities.

  • Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science


    Lisa Simmons

    Sport and Exercise Science

    JCU’s Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology provides students with hands-on experience in contemporary clinical settings. Students get to work with expert practitioners who provide guidance and support to optimise academic success.

  • Dr Michael Inskip


    Dr Michael Inskip

    Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology Course Coordinator

    Our program is nestled within the rural and remote communities we serve, offering unique opportunities to learn and make a real impact in this region. I enjoy the opportunity to work with each of our students and nurture their passion. Our graduates are in high demand and often receive job offers while still studying.