What does an AEP or Accredited Exercise Physiologist Do?

An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) is a health practitioner who has spent at least four years at university. ESSA (Exercise and Sports Science Australia) is their governing body. AEP’s specialises in helping you via exercise. Whether you have short, medium or long term health conditions (for example, diabetes, osteoarthritis or stroke), an AEP can help. We also help those with a disability or recovering from an injury get back into exercise.

Some of the spaces you may find us (but are not limited to) consist of; working within the public or private hospital space, private practice or within professional sporting organisations (for those with both AEP and Accredited Exercise Science). We help you flourish in both health and performance by adding more years to your life and life to your years. Improve the quality of life, wellbeing or performance-based goals through exercise by working with an AEP.

What is an AES or Accredited Exercise Scientist?

An Accredited Exercise Scientist holds a Bachelor degree in Exercise and Sport Science. They apply science-based interventions to adopt physical activity and exercise to individuals, communities, or specific populations. ESSA, again, is the sole governing body that accredits those with a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science. You often may find AES practitioners working in gyms, health centres, coaching for performance in sport and much more.

In other words, as a dual accredited AEP and AES, my goal is to help people move better and reach their health goals within their current physical capacity. My interests are strength and conditioning and exercise-based rehabilitation. I’m always eager to expand my knowledge in this field continuously. So, let’s get moving!

Exercise Physiologist FAQ’s

What are Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP), their role, and the difference between an AEP & a personal trainer?

What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), their role and what is the difference between an AEP & a personal trainer? 

What is the difference between an exercise physiologist and a physiotherapist?

What is the difference between an exercise physiologist and a physiotherapist?


How much does an Exercise Physiologist cost?

 In short, it varies, depending upon the level of experience, knowledge, place of work and many other factors.


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