There are 12 accredited undergraduate exercise physiology courses in Australia and 17 postgraduate courses. There are two accredited online courses, one undergraduate and one postgraduate. For entry into an exercise physiology course commencing in 2018, the ATAR ranged from the mid-60s to the mid-90s.
Please note that Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) are the accreditation body and that the information in the table below is based on only the fully accredited courses. There are currently no exercise physiology courses in the Northern Territory.
The following table shows the ATAR / OP scores that were required to enter each undergraduate course at the beginning of 2018. Please note that this is a rough guide only for future years as it changes from year to year depending on the applications each university receives, and that some universities will also have additional selection criteria to gain entry.
If you don’t gain entry directly following high school, some universities will allow you to transfer into their undergraduate exercise physiology degree following a year in one of their other undergraduate degrees – for example a science degree. This will be dependent on your Grade Point Average in your first year subjects and could also involve other admission requirements. You ATAR / OP may also be considered. Please speak with an admissions officer at the universities you are considering applying for to see if this pathway may be available to you.
There is a postgraduate pathway that is now available at 17 universities around Australia. They require an undergraduate degree, some with some universities having specific pre-requisite subject and other admission requirements which they publish on their website.
A list of postgraduate courses to become an exercise physiologist is in the table below:
There are two universities offering exercise physiology courses online. These are:
Following is an infographic which provides an overview of the pathways to becoming qualified as an exercise physiologist in Australia. For simplicity, it does not include the possibility of transferring into exercise physiology from another course. For more detailed pathways information, go to our become an exercise physiologist page.
The information presented in this article was correct at the time of publishing. Please check with the Exercise and Sports Science Australia for an up to date list of accredited programs of study to become an exercise physiologist in Australia.
Disclaimer: This information is general in nature and does not take into account your personal circumstances. My Health Career accepts no responsibility for ensuring that you enrol in a course that is right for you. Please do your own research to ensure that you enrol in the correct course, especially if you are considering an undergraduate biomedicine, health science or biomedical science degree as a pathway to a postgraduate course. This may include speaking with a careers advisor, guidance officer, career development practitioner, representatives of the Exercise and Sports Science Australia, and admissions officers from the university or universities you are looking at applying to.
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