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Exercise Physiologist

What can I earn as an Exercise Physiologist?

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A bachelor degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology is required to become an Exercise Physiologist. These are generally four-year courses, open to anyone who is 17 or over and has completed Year 12. Exercise Physiologists must complete mandatory levels of further education each year to maintain their accreditation to practice.

  1. Complete the four-year Clinical Exercise Physiology bachelor degree at university.
  2. Alternatively complete a Bachelor of Science or the like, followed by a Postgraduate qualification such as a Master of Applied Sports Science. There are also Graduate Certificate courses, such as the Graduate Certificate of Strength and Conditioning.
  3. Consider applying to become a member of Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).
  4. Explore opportunities in a variety of settings including hospitals, medical centres, community care organisations, occupational rehabilitation, sports teams and community fitness centres. You may also find work in large vitamin and nutritional supplement companies helping in the research and development of new products.

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Latest Exercise Physiologist reviews

Latest reviews from 7 Exercise Physiologists surveyed on SEEK
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Jun 2021
A career for a resilient, exercise-loving, empathic individual
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Clinical Science
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
I'm self-employed
Specialisation
Private Practice
The good things
Medicare recognised. Multidisciplinary focus. Variety of practice context options. Rewarding experience helping others.
The challenges
Not a well known profession in general public. Grey area in overlap with Physiotherapy. Often sub-contracting roles with poor job security, growth and income.
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May 2021
Exercise Physiology in Private Practice takes a certain type of person/values
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Pain Management
The good things
For those who come into the industry to help people, you are in a position to positively impact someone elses life every single day. This is very powerful and a perk.
The challenges
Working alongside people and organisations that align with your values is difficult to obtain. EP vs physio vs osteo etc etc is not a helpful debate. If you can seperate professions and place us all u...
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