Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





4 years full-time
8 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$9,527.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual CSP fee

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Entry requirements


OP 2019


Rank 2019 (more)

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2


  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

  • One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths B (4SA)

OP 1-10 or ATAR 80+ Guarantee

If you receive an OP of 1-10 or ATAR of 80+ and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

Why choose this program?

This degree includes advanced coursework in the exercise sciences, combined with a minimum of 500 hours of professional practice. You'll be prepared for work in a range of professional areas as a dual-accredited Exercise Scientist and Exercise Physiologist. Your deeper knowledge of the human body and how exercise affects it will enable you to assess, design and deliver exercise-based programs that improve health and performance, prevent chronic conditions, and treat or manage a range of health conditions.

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology is offered full-time on-campus at the Gold Coast campus.

Full-time students are required attend 16-22 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

Note: The Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology curriculum will be rolled out over four years (that is, Year 1 courses will be introduced in 2019, Year 2 courses in 2020, Year 3 courses in 2021 and Year 4 courses in 2022).

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning activities (professional placements) integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in the degree program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life, while meeting Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) accreditation requirements.

In this program students will spend time in the work/professional environment undertaking placements at various locations throughout Australia. Placements may be outside of the Brisbane metropolitan/Gold Coast area including New South Wales, interstate or overseas.

My career opportunities

You will be prepared for work as an exercise specialist for community or sports organisations as a clinical scientist specialising in cardiac; respiratory and sleep medicine; as a rehabilitation, sports or recreation manager; a strength and conditioning coach; or as an occupational health and safety officer.

Program accreditation

The Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology is subject to accreditation by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) in the areas of Exercise Science and Exercise Physiology.

Professional recognition

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology, graduates who have completed the professional practice placement courses (3006AHS and 4606AHS) will be eligible to apply through Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) to be an Accredited Exercise Scientist and Accredited Exercise Physiologist.

Graduates have two years (following completion of their studies) to submit their application to Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) for accreditation.

Before I enrol

  • Criminal History Check
  • First Aid and CPR Certificates
  • Immunisation and Health Record
  • Working with Children Check (Blue Card)

Professional placements

  • Griffith University Health and Safety Induction
  • Griffith University Student Deed Poll
  • Queensland Health placement requirements

There are placements associated with this program. Students should refer to the checklist of pre-placement and placement requirements for their Health discipline on the Fit for Placement website for full details of the requirements regarding clinical placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.

Note: In the event that there is a difference between the contents published on the Fit for Placement website and the program-specific information published on the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses websites, or where information published on the Fit for Placement website is not in accordance with University Policy, the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses website contents and University Policy shall override the information on the Fit for Placement website.

Pathways to further study

Graduates of this program may be eligible to apply for Graduate Diploma of Health Research (4161) and the Master of Medical Research (5626).

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (1604)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 Fee Band 32.0 $400.00 $32,000.00
2019 Fee Band 30.0 $375.00 $30,000.00

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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