Clinical Exercise Physiology Practicum
Obtain practical learning experience in Clinical Exercise Physiology that meets requirements for registration with professional organisations in your home country.
The University of Auckland’s Clinical Exercise Physiology programme is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). This internationally recognised accreditation means that our academic programme and practical learning experiences meet the requirements of professional organisations around the world, including the American College of Sports Medicine, the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, and Exercise & Sports Science Australia.
Students will enrol in a 200-hour clinical practicum, as well as two academic courses to meet both theoretical and practical requirements for their degree and professional registration. Practicum hours will take place at our Health and Rehabilitation Clinic, where students will deliver exercise rehabilitation services to clinical populations, especially individuals who have cardiac, musculoskeletal, neurological, pulmonary, immunological, neoplastic, mood, and metabolic disorders, as well as post-surgical cases.
Students may enrol in one or both semesters, and can enter the programme in either semester. In addition to the practicum, students will enrol in one or both of the courses listed below. Students may enrol in one course from outside the programme if required. For further information on course options, see Course options.
Semester One (Feb-Jun)
- EXERSCI 773: Clinical Exercise Practicum (30 pts)
- EXERSCI 703: Cardiac Rehabilitation (15 pts)
- EXERSCI 712: Advanced Exercise Prescription (15 pts)
Semester Two (Jul-Nov)
In order to be eligible for this programme, you must:
- Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate programme in exercise science, exercise physiology, clinical exercise physiology, or similar
- Have completed a minimum of two years of fulltime study
- Have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent
- Meet our English language requirements