About Exercise Physiology at UNSW
UNSW Bachelor of Exercise Physiology is a four-year full-time degree delivered within the university’s Faculty of Medicine. Offering you comprehensive training in health and exercise science, you’ll focus on the use of physical activity as a preventative and rehabilitative therapy. This industry-focused degree has a strong emphasis on the medical sciences, with benefits of clinical placements and hands-on training.
If you’re passionate about pushing yourself and those you’re training to overcome physical feats, and supporting people through rehabilitation, a degree in exercise physiology will be an exciting way for you to launch into a fulfilling career. The UNSW Bachelor of Exercise Physiology will prepare you for a career as a clinical exercise physiologist, personal trainer, wellness coordinator, strength and conditioning coach, or a clinical research assistant.
When you study with us, you’ll gain valuable practical experience in your clinical practice with our innovative UNSW Lifestyle Clinic. Our Lifestyle Clinic brings together some of Australia’s most creative teams of healthcare professionals and researchers working to improve patient outcomes and community health.
Gain Professional Accreditation
When you graduate, you’re eligible to become a member of the national accreditation body Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and practice as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Accredited Exercise Scientist.
UNSW Bachelor of Exercise Physiology graduates are allied health professionals, playing a vital role in the prevention and management of chronic conditions and injury. The Exercise Physiology industry continues to grow, with Medicare and most private health insurers covering services.
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are eligible to register with Medicare Australia, the Department of Veterans Affairs, State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA), SafeWork NSW, Care NSW (iCare) and several health insurers. AEPs are included within health professional awards like other mainstream health professionals.
Your Career Opportunities as an Exercise Physiologist
Our graduates enjoy diverse and rewarding careers as health professionals in many clinical workplaces, including:
- public and private hospitals
- private practice
- aged care
- mental health clinics
- community exercise and physical activity programs
- workplace health and rehabilitation.