Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Gain the extensive knowledge, skills and experience in clinical exercise delivery in order to provide exercise to prevent, manage and treat complex medical conditions.

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Roles and responsibilities

Accredited exercise physiologists (AEPs) specialise in clinical exercise interventions for people with a broad range of health issues. Those people may be at risk of developing, or have existing, medical conditions and injuries. The aims of exercise physiology interventions are to prevent or manage acute, sub-acute or chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness. These interventions are exercise-based and include health and physical activity education, advice and support and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change. Core health domains in which AEPs are trained (and may work) include, but are not limited to: Cardiovascular, Oncology/Cancer, Musculoskeletal, Mental Health, Metabolic, Neurological, or Respiratory/Pulmonary. Accredited exercise physiologists work across a range of health settings including public and private hospitals, private and multidisciplinary clinics, government and not-for-profit organisations, workplace health and rehabilitation, aged care facilities, fitness centres, gymnasiums and sports organisations. Accredited exercise physiologists offer a range of services which include behavioural coaching, health education, exercise counselling and physical rehabilitation. Services include: Screening and assessment of exercise and functional capacity and health outcomes; Prescription and delivery of evidence-based exercise programs; and Provision of health education, advice and support to enhance health and wellbeing.
Accredited exercise physiologists (AEPs) specialise in clinical exercise interventions for people with a broad range of health issues. Those people may be at risk of developing, or have existing, medical conditions and injuries. The aims of exercise physiology interventions are to prevent or manage acute, sub-acute or chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness. These interventions are exercise-based and include health and physical activity education, advice and support and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change. Core health domains in which AEPs are trained (and may work) include, but are not limited to: Cardiovascular, Oncology/Cancer, Musculoskeletal, Mental Health, Metabolic, Neurological, or Respiratory/Pulmonary. Accredited exercise physiologists work across a range of health settings including public and private hospitals, private and multidisciplinary clinics, government and not-for-profit organisations, workplace health and rehabilitation, aged care facilities, fitness centres, gymnasiums and sports organisations. Accredited exercise physiologists offer a range of services which include behavioural coaching, health education, exercise counselling and physical rehabilitation. Services include: Screening and assessment of exercise and functional capacity and health outcomes; Prescription and delivery of evidence-based exercise programs; and Provision of health education, advice and support to enhance health and wellbeing.
Undergraduate Courses To Become

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Required major/s to pursue this career
Undergraduate Courses To Become

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Recommended major/s to pursue this career
Relevant majors include:
Postgraduate Courses To Become

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Course work courses to pursue this career
The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology is a National University Course Accreditation Program (NUCAP) accredited course. Graduates may apply to Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) within two years of completing the course for credentialing as an AEP. AEPs are dual accredited professionals, also holding accreditation as an exercise scientist (AES), and recognised as Allied Health Professionals.
Postgraduate Courses To Become

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Research courses to pursue this career
Research study is not necessarily required for this occupation, but may be helpful for career advancement. Relevant research courses include:
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