What is an Exercise Physiologist (EP)?
An Exercise Physiologist (EP) is a university qualified allied health professional who specialises in the delivery of exercise and lifestyle programs for both healthy individuals and those suffering with chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities. EP's possess extensive knowledge, skills and experience in clinical exercise delivery. They provide health modification counselling for people with chronic disease and injury with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.
Working across a variety of areas in health, exercise and sport, services deliverable by an AEP are also claimable under compensable schemes such as Medicare and covered by most private health insurers. When it comes to the prescription of exercise, they are the most qualified professionals in Australia.
What makes an EP Different to other 'Exercise Professionals'?
They are University qualified.
They undertake strict accreditation requirements with Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA).
They are eligible to register with Medicare, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, WorkCover, and
are recognised by most private health insurers.
They can treat and work with all people - from those who want to improve their health and wellbeing
to those with, or at risk of developing chronic illness.