What is Exercise Physiology?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) hold a four-year university degree. They are allied health professionals who specialise in exercise. More specifically, the delivery of exercise for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries. Exercise physiology provides support for clients with a myriad of different conditions. This includes conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, mental health problems, cancer, arthritis, pulmonary disease, and more. AEPs are eligible to register with Medicare Australia, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and WorkCover. Exercise Physiology is recognised by most private health insurers.
- Overcoming persisting pain caused by injury or overuse
- Improve your heart health
- Rehabilitate following a cardiac event
- Control your diabetes
- Prevent pre-diabetes from progressing to full diabetes
- Improve your recovery following cancer treatment
- Improve your general health and wellbeing
Exercise Physiologists also provide training in safe manual handling; perform functional assessments; carry out sub-maximal and maximal fitness tests; perform body composition tests and musculoskeletal assessments, and provide lifestyle education to help people manage their health conditions.
Accredited Exercise Physiologists are allied health professionals. As such, they provide exercise and lifestyle therapies. As a result of these therapies, they provide prevention and management of chronic disease, injury, and disability.