What does an Exercise Physiologist do?
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are trained and accredited allied health specialists who provide tailored exercise prescription and routinely collaborate with medical and other health disciplines to coordinate care programs. AEPs have completed four years of university study and have a wide range of knowledge and experience about the human body and benefit of exercise on mental and physical health.
Accredited Exercise Physiologists are allied health professionals, providing exercise and lifestyle therapies for the prevention and management of chronic disease, injury and disability.
AEPs eligible for Medicare Provider numbers and are trained members of the health and medical sector. Fitness professionals (e.g. personal trainers) are members of the sport and recreation sector.