EHR528 Clinical Workplace Learning and Professionalism PT (32)

Clinical workplace learning plays an essential role in preparing Exercise Physiology students to enter the workforce by providing them with opportunities to integrate and apply theory in real workplace settings whilst being supported by experienced practitioners. This subject involves minimum of 360 hours of structured clinical workplace learning designed to meet the requirements for accreditation in Exercise Physiology with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). During placement, students will observe and collaborate with appropriately qualified supervisors to refine their knowledge and skills across all aspects of clinical practice within a safe and supportive environment that promotes critical self-reflection and continuous improvement. Students will also complete coursework to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to professionalism, client-centred care, reflective practice, multidisciplinary team care, Medicare compliance, rural and remote practice, legalities of clinical practice, practitioner self-care and will also identify opportunities for professional development post-graduation. By completing this capstone subject, students will have demonstrated the practitioner and professional competencies required for employment as graduate Exercise Physiologists through satisfactory performance evaluations during placement and passing an Objective Structured Clinical Examination during a residential school.


* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.

Year-long Period 5 (91)
Online *
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EHR528. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Allied Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology students or as approved by the Course Director.
Not available to students who have successfully completed EHR527.


EHR518 and EHR519 and EHR520 and EHR521 and EHR522 and EHR523 and EHR524 and EHR525

Subject Relationships

EHR527 replaced by EHR528

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to articulate a schema for professional practice as a graduate Exercise Physiologist;
  • be able to document activities completed during a minimum of 360 hours of clinical placement as required for ESSA accreditation in Exercise Physiology using relevant logbooks;
  • be able to demonstrate competence in performing core work-related tasks relevant to clinical practice as a graduate Exercise Physiologist;
  • be able to critically reflect on own and others professional practice and self-care needs as a graduate Exercise Physiologist;
  • be able to develop an action plan that addresses continuing professional development needs as a graduate Exercise Physiologist; and
  • be able to demonstrate a capacity to work as an independent graduate Exercise Physiologist and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Professionalism;
  • Client-centred care;
  • Reflective practice;
  • Multidisciplinary team care;
  • Medicare compliance;
  • Rural and remote practice;
  • Legalities of clinical practice;
  • Practitioner self-care;
  • Awareness employment opportunities within Exercise Physiology; and
  • A minimum of 360 hours of workplace learning under the supervision of experienced exercise and/or healthcare professionals.

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 60 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Course accreditation requirements mandate that students complete a minimum of 360 hours of Workplace Learning in clinical exercise physiology settings. 

The duration of workplace learning is 60 days assuming a 6 hour working day or pro rata equivalent.

Residential School

This subject contains a 3 day Compulsory Residential School.

Online students are required to attend a three (3) day complulsory Residential School scheduled during the Residential School period. This Residential School is necessary in order to perform practical skills assessment to comply with accreditation requirements.

Special Resources

Online students attending compulsory residential schools on CSU campuses will incur costs associated with travel, accommodation and required resources.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2022. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.