Roles and responsibilities
An exercise physiologist provides scientific support to sportspeople by studying how their bodies respond to physical activity. This can be done using various methods such as studying heart-rate data, analysing blood samples, or by measuring a sportsperson's strength and flexibility.
Sports scientists often attend training sessions and sporting fixtures to monitor sporting performances as well as working in an office or testing laboratory. They have a high level of contact with the public.
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics
Research study is not necessarily required for this occupation, but may be helpful for career advancement.
Relevant research courses include: