Postgraduate study in Clinical Exercise Physiology

What can you study in Clinical Exercise Physiology?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) and Master of Science (MSc) specialising in Clinical Exercise Physiology combines theoretical and practical clinical experience to prepare you for entry into the field of clinical exercise physiology.  

Postgraduate study in clinical exercise physiology concentrates on developing a strong core of theory-based coursework and the development of practical skills in assessment, data analysis, exercise training and exercise prescription. Students complete at least 200 hours of hands-on, immersive clinical training during the PGDipSci and a further 400 hours of training for the MSc. You will have the opportunity to develop skills and learn about:

  • The delivery of exercise rehabilitation services to clinical populations
  • The principles of exercise physiology

Graduates of the MSc are able to sit the American College of Sport Medicine exam to become a registered clinical exercise physiologist. For more information about this international accreditation: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educations Programs (CAAHEP) 

Structuring your postgraduate programme in Clinical Exercise Physiology

Please note: Clinical Exercise Physiology students need to apply for a Semester One start for both the PGDipSci and MSc (120 and 240 point) programmes as each course is offered in one semester only, and the mandatory Semester One courses EXERSCI 771 and EXERSCI 773 are prerequisites for the Semester Two courses EXERSCI 772 and EXERSCI 774.

Master of Science (MSc) in Clinical Exercise Physiology 120-point taught masters

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Master of Science (MSc) in Clinical Exercise Physiology 240-point taught masters

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Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Clinical Exercise Physiology

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Explore the postgraduate courses you can take for a Clinical Exercise Physiology specialisation:

Where can postgraduate study in Clinical Exercise Physiology take you?

Clinical exercise physiologists can be found working in hospitals, clinics, fitness centres and sporting bodies, or in private practise.

Jobs related to Clinical Exercise Physiology include:

  • Clinical exercise physiologist
  • Exercise rehabilitation adviser
  • Injury prevention consultant
  • Occupational health advisor
  • Safety consultant

Scholarships and awards

Each year, we award scholarships and prizes to thousands of students.

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for, search available scholarships or begin an application by visiting Scholarships and awards.

Help and advice

For further information and advice, please contact the Science Student Centre, or Dr Stacey Reading

Science Student Centre
Level G, Room G 20
(beside the entrance to the Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre)
Building 301
23 Symonds Street
Auckland 1010

Phone: +64 9 923 7020