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Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: HealthcareLink Employer
Posted Date:
25-Mar-2019
Contemporary community based aged care services and opportunities to grow professionally Ranked No. 1 Graduate employer for 2016 No weekends or...
Toowoomba QLD 4350
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Maximise Movement Exercise Physiologists
Posted Date:
05-Mar-2019
Maximise Movement Exercise Physiologists is a local business operating in Hervey Bay, Maryborough and Bundaberg. At Maximise Movement we strive to pro...
Pialba QLD 4655
Job Type:
Part Time
Posted By: HealthcareLink Support
Posted Date:
01-Mar-2019
We are a multidisciplinary clinic located at Browns Plains. We provide hands-on Physiotherapy, Remedial Massage and Exercise Physiology services. Whet...
Garbutt QLD 4814
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted Date:
01-Mar-2019
About the business This role will involve assessing and managing a varied case load, including musculoskeletal and post op rehab, diabetes, functio...
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: MET Phys
Posted Date:
30-Jan-2019
At MET Phys we endeavour to move and empower individuals through exercise and exercise education to transform their health and improve their quality o...
Highfields QLD 4352
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Purpose and Mission

Exercise physiologists are trained to assess the physical fitness of patients in hospitals and other medical facilities. They know how to measure strength, blood pressure, heart rate, and the amount of oxygen in the blood.

One of the primary duties of an exercise physiologist is to create progressive exercise regimens for patients with a variety of serious conditions. Another key duty is monitoring groups of patients who are exercising and documenting their progress.

The exercise equipment used in hospital programs is similar to that found in gyms, but some equipment is customised to meet patients’ needs.

Exercise physiologists typically work in hospitals, nursing homes, sports medicine clinics and physical therapy practices. Some exercise physiologists also work with healthier clients, managing or evaluating fitness programs at gyms or working to develop corporate fitness programmes. Some are also employed in professional sports, and work to create exercise regimens for athletes in specific sports.

Reports To

Many exercise physiologists choose to work independently, but almost all are part of a healthcare team. Those employed in larger organizations may report to a mid-level healthcare administrator or similar job title.

Supervisory Responsibilities

In most cases, exercise physiologists do have notable supervisory responsibilities. Those with more education or experience are often involved in training and evaluation of colleagues. Some of these healthcare professionals choose to eventually move up into management or administrative positions.

Qualifications

Those who want to join the profession must complete a four year degree course in exercise physiology. The programmes includes coursework in biomechanics, physiology, psychology and nutrition, as well as creating fitness and rehabilitation programmes. Nearly all exercise physiologists also choose to become accredited by ESSA.

Responsibilities of an Exercise Physiologist

Exercise physiologists are allied healthcare professionals who focus on the benefits of exercise for all around good health, or to treat or manage patients with a medical condition through specific exercises.

Exercise physiologists have a bachelor’s degree and a broad range of knowledge about the human body and the many benefits of exercise.

These professionals understand the effects that exercise has on the musculoskeletal system, the cardiovascular and endocrine systems. They are trained to develop a course of exercises for either fitness or rehabilitation.

Depending on the individual and circumstances, Pilates may be recommended, or home-based or gym-based exercises. Exercise physiologists also treat medical conditions including obesity, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, depression, asthma and cardiovascular diseases, and even assist with behavioural modification programs.


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