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Clinical Exercise Physiology

Clinical Exercise Physiology - quick facts
Taught by Department of Exercise Sciences
Available as a subject for

Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci)

Master of Science (MSc)

Further information

Science Postgraduate Prospectus

Exercise Sciences Postgraduate Handbook

Other subjects you might be interested in Exercise Sciences

Subject description

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The Postgraduate Diploma (PGDipSci) and the taught Master of Science (MSc) in Clinical Exercise Physiology provide courses and practical training in the application of exercise to people with a range of health conditions.

The training is focused on prescribing exercise rehabilitation to individuals with cardiac, pulmonary and neurological conditions, arthritis and chronic back pain, and post-surgery.

In addition to course work, each student will be required to gain practical hours in the Health and Performance Clinics located on the Tāmaki Innovation Campus.

Masters students may take the American College of Sports Medicine Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologists® certification examination.


Structure and prerequisites

Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) - Clinical Exercise Physiology

The prerequisite is a major in Exercise Sciences, Sport and Exercise Science or an equivalent qualification and EXERSCI 302 or equivalent, as approved by the Head of Department.


  • 90 points: EXERSCI 703, 705, 710, 712 and 771 and 772 
  • 30 points from approved 700 level courses in the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

Suggested elective courses are: EXERSCI 706, 708, 713, 715 (recommended for students planning on the MSc in Clinical Exercise Physiology), MEDSCI 712 & 725, HLTHPSYC 714 & POPHLTH 739.

This postgraduate diploma programme prepares students for entry to the taught MSc in Clinical Exercise Physiology programme.


Master of Science (MSc) - Clinical Exercise Physiology

The prerequisite is a PGDipSci in Clinical Exercise Physiology or equivalent as approved by the Head of Department.

Requirements for Taught Masters:


Career opportunities

Health and wellness careers with District Health Boards, hospitals, clinics, gyms & fitness centres and sporting bodies, including

  • Clinical exercise physiologist
  • Exercise rehabilitation adviser
  • Injury prevention consultant
  • Occupational health and safety consultant

Help and advice

For further information, refer to the Exercise Sciences Postgraduate Handbook or contact:

Dr James Stinear
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 82378
Email: j.stinear@auckland.ac.nz

Alternatively, staff at the Department of Exercise Sciences, located on Level 1 of Building 907, at Newmarket Campus (end of Suiter Street off Khyber Pass Road), can help you with general enquiries and refer you on to the relevant academic advisors.  For an appointment, please:

Phone: +64 9 923 6887


Further information