What is Exercise Physiology


Exercise Physiology

An Accredited Exercise Physiologist is a recognised professional within the health and medical sector who has completed a minimum 4 years of university training - Unlike personal trainers, Accredited Exercise Physiologists can offer Medicare and private health rebates.

An exercise physiologist is a specialist in exercise rehabilitation, exercise for health and complex medical conditions (i.e. osteoporosis, neurological disorders, obesity, diabetes), musculoskeletal rehabilitation, work conditioning, injury management, postural control and improving sports performance.

How are Accredited Exercise Physiologists different from Physiotherapists?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists are both allied health professionals, however AEPs' primary focus is to use exercise to prevent, mange and treat complex medical conditions. AEPs typically work with conditions such as (but not limited to): heart disease, diabetes, mental illness, delaying cognitive decline, some cancers, lower back pain, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

AEPs will utilise their skills in exercise prescription, combined with their training in behaviour change, to empower clients and assist them to manage their health independently. Their skills are particularly well received by clients who are looking to age well and age independently.

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What is the difference between an Exercise Physiologist (EP) and a Personal Trainer (PT)?
Personal trainers generally complete courses ranging 6 to 18 months and can only work with healthy populations as part of the fitness and recreation industry.

Unlike personal trainers, Accredited Exercise Physiologists can offer Medicare and private health rebates.



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