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EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST

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Overview

Exercise Physiologists assess, plan and implement exercise programs for preventing and managing chronic diseases and injuries, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, cancer and arthritis, and assist in restoring optimal physical function, and health and wellness.

Snapshot

FUTURE GROWTH – VERY STRONG
WEEKLY EARNINGS – $2094
FULL-TIME SHARE – 66%
FEMALE SHARE – 52%

Key Responsibilities

  • assists and improves the function of muscles through physical activity and exercise programs
  • administers a variety of tests to identify and assess physical problems and ailments of patients
  • plans and discusses effective management of patients’ disabilities, weight, injury or fitness
  • designs, reviews, monitors, assesses and evaluates fitness/treatment programmes
  • records detailed patient medical histories, exercise undertaken and the patients’ responses and progress under exercise programs
  • refers patients to specialists and liaises with other health professionals in relation to patients’ problems, needs and progress
  • educates patients, their partners, family and friends in rehabilitation procedures, such as home exercises and lifestyle changes, to enhance patients’ health and wellbeing.

Education, Training and Skills Pathways

  • You need a bachelor degree in science majoring in exercise and sports, exercise and rehabilitation, health science, or a related field to work as an Exercise Physiologist. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.
  • Qualifications include: Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology, Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences.

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Assistance and Support for Organisations and Clubs


We aim to make it easier to run local fitness, sport and recreation organisations and clubs. Active Queenslanders Industry Alliance provides free one-on-one advice on how to apply for and win grants, free access to club management templates and tools, fact sheets, videos, legal information, advice on staffing and volunteer matters and subsidised Strategic and Business Planning audits and workshops.

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