The UNSW Exercise Physiology Program is the only program within Australia to be delivered within a medicine faculty. This allows our students to benefit from expert training in the medical sciences and clinical practice.
Our Exercise Physiology students work with patients at the UNSW Lifestyle Clinic. The Lifestyle Clinic provides physical activity and lifestyle change programs, services for the prevention and management of chronic disease, injury and disability. The clinic is staffed by Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) with extensive experience in exercise therapy and rehabilitation. The Lifestyle Clinic’s AEPs work closely with our students during their clinical practicum by offering programs and services including exercise therapy consultations, lifestyle and workplace health, functional conditioning and exercise therapy for children with medical and movement disorders (MediKids).
UNSW Australia’s Exercise Physiology students benefit from:
- Hands-on clinical training in some of Australia’s best hospitals and in private practices.
- The development of research skills and opportunities for independent learning.
- Access to international exchange programs while completing their degree.
- Bright career prospects as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist.
- A solid foundation for postgraduate education in medicine, nutrition, physiotherapy or other allied health areas.
State of the Art Facilities
Most Kensington-based teaching takes place in the Wallace Wurth Building, which reopened in 2014 after a $140 million redevelopment. The building offers lecture theatres, flexible interactive teaching spaces, group scenario teaching rooms, clinical skills and exercise physiology suites as well as wet teaching laboratory spaces. Together with the Lowy Cancer Research Centre and the soon to be refurbished Biological Sciences Building, the Wallace Wurth is part of a new biomedical research precinct on the upper campus.