What does an Exercise Physiologist do?
Exercise Physiologists are healthcare professionals with a passion for helping others. Using their extensive knowledge of the human body, they help clients achieve specific health outcomes by developing exercise and lifestyle programs. Exercise physiology might help someone with a complex health condition, or support the rehabilitation of someone recovering from an injury. Clinical Exercise Physiologists can also work in the fields of professional sport or sports medicine research. Working in this profession you would help people of all ages and with a variety of needs and health conditions, to become fitter and healthier.
Is a career as an Exercise Physiologist right for me?
Consider a career as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist if you enjoy helping others and have an interest in health care. Other skills and attributes beneficial for this role include:
- an interest in the human body and exercise
- patience and understanding
- an ability to use critical thinking
- strong interpersonal skills
- good verbal and written communication skills.
How to become an Exercise Physiologist
Every journey to study is individual and there are several paths to reaching your career goals. At UniSQ, we offer the following degrees in the area of exercise physiology: