What is an Exercise Physiologist?
Exercise Physiologists (EPs) are university-trained professionals qualified to perform fitness assessments and prescribe exercise to a variety of clients from the very healthy to the chronically ill. Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), the professional organisation responsible for EP accreditation, sets strict guidelines for membership and accreditation to ensure an outstanding level of services provided by EPs.
At present there are accredited EPs available at the University of Tasmania to provide safe fitness assessment and physical activity counselling. These EP's have expertise and established research careers in the fields of exercise and cardiovascular disease, diabetes/metabolism and ageing.