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Clinical exercise physiologist

What is it like to be a Clinical exercise physiologist?

Clinical exercise physiologists are healthcare professionals with a vast knowledge of the human body and the effects of exercise. They use their passion for helping others to treat patients with chronic diseases by creating new and healthy habits for patients to manage their conditions.

As well as rehabilitation and the development of exercise programs, clinical exercise physiologists can also work in the fields of professional sport and sports medicine research. 

As a clinical exercise physiologist, you’ll be helping others become a fitter and healthier self. 

Employment level (thousands)

This data shows historical and projected employment levels (thousands) for this occupation. Data should be used as a guide only. Where exact job data has not been available, data from a related field has been used. Source: ABS Labour Force Survey.

Average weekly total cash earnings (before tax)

This data shows median weekly cash earnings for a physiotherapist, before tax and not including superannuation. These figures are indicative and cannot be used to determine a particular wage rate. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: Based on ABS Characteristics of Employment survey, August 2015, Cat. No. 6333.0, Customised Report.

Is it right for me? 

You‘ll have a passion for helping others and will have the knowledge to answer patients’ questions. Other key attributes include:

  • Have an interest in the human body
  • Be passionate about helping others
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to make clear and precise observations

To become a Clinical exercise physiologist

To be able to become an Clinical Exercise Physiologist, your study options will change based on your previous study experience or your preferred study pathway:

Professional Accreditation 

USQ is accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).


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