What is exercise physiology?
Exercise Physiologists are 4-year university qualified allied health professionals who specialise in the delivery of exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries. EPs provide physical activity and behaviour change support for clients with conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, depressions, cancer, arthritis, COPD and many more.
The Exercise Physiology industry is a mainstream allied health profession widely recognised in the healthcare sector. EPs are eligible to register with Medicare Australia, the Department of Veterans Affairs and have recognition among a number of health insurers. At state level EPs are included within health professional awards and in compensation schemes akin to other mainstream health professionals. The term Exercise Physiologist is a term protected by title under the Health Insurance Act 1973.
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