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Exercise Physiologist

Exercise physiologists assess, plan, and implement fitness programs for preventing chronic diseases and injuries. They support many people in the community by creating programs tailored to a client’s needs.

 Exercise physiologists can help people with health issues such as: 

Where you Might Work

Exercise Physiologists can work in a range of different environments within the fitness, sport, and recreation industry. They are most likely to work in spaces such as: 

Key Responsibilities

Exercise Physiologists have many key responsibilities and tasks that must be fulfilled daily. These responsibilities include: 

The Attributes and Skills You Will Need

The skills Exercise Physiologists need to consistently perform at a high level include: 

Salary: ranges from $75,000 to $85,000

Market Insights

2,600 employed.

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Full-time share of 66%.

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Female share of 52%

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Average age is 28

Market Insights

Retrieved from: Labour Market Insights

Salary: The average salary for an Exercise Physiologist ranges from $75,000 to $85,000, according to


To become an Exercise Physiologist, there are no VET courses that allow you to go straight into the industry. Students and jobseekers who are looking to find a career in this role will have to attend university. 

CoursePotential Career OutcomesFurther QualificationsDuration and Number of elements/units
Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Different places of work, including: 

  • Hospitals
  • Specialised clinics
  • Gyms 
  • Professional sporting clubs
Some students may be invited to undergo an honours year for further knowledge.

4 years full-time

7 years part-time


Already qualified? Head to the Sportspeople jobs board for the best selection of positions currently available in the industry.

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