International AEP Applicant

Exercise Physiology 

Gaining exercise physiology accreditation involves a desktop review of the following components:

  • Overseas study completed
    Have at least four years full-time equivalent (FTE) study with a focus on clinical exercise physiology. 
  • Professional Practice
    A minimum of 360 hours in exercise physiology across AEP areas of practice.

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Assessment Information


The application process is designed to be as simple as possible, but please be aware it may take you some time in collating all evidence for your application.

Applications are processed in order of submission, cannot be expedited and require up to 30 working days to be finalised. 

Please ensure you allow enough time to complete the application in full, as incomplete applications will not be assessed and will delay the process.


All information must be provided in English. Official documents such as academic transcripts must be translated with an official NAATI accredited translator. 

Please don't send original official documents as these will not be returned to you. 

You are required to substantiate that you have worked and studied in a relevant exercise physiology environment, one which has provided training and industry experience relevant to the ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiology Professional Standards and eligibility requirements. It is imperative that your evidence demonstrates your actual activity, and application of knowledge.


Suitable sites of practicum/supervised work experience will vary according to the domain and activity, some examples are listed below.

1. A minimum total of 360 hours must be completed in clinical exercise assessment and prescription and delivery including:
     a) At least 200 hours across the AEP core areas of practice 
     b) The remaining 160 hours may be in an area across the AEP scope of practice ensuring:
            - No more than 100 hours from the emerging and/or niche areas of practice
2. Hours do not need to be evenly split across different areas of practice


(200 hours minimum)

  • Acute and sub-acute conditions such as non-specific musculoskeletal pain and injuries
  • Chronic conditions such as cardiovascular diseases; metabolic diseases; chronic musculoskeletal conditions; chronic respiratory conditions; neurological conditions
  • Mental illnesses
  • Cancers
  • Chronic pain conditions
  • Healthy ageing and age-related conditions and illnesses 


(100 hours maximum from niche + emerging)

  • Chronic kidney conditions
  • Women's health
  • Autoimmune conditions


(100 maximum from niche + emerging)

  • COVID-19 rehabilitation 

You must also provide evidence of your work at these places, which may include any of the following:

  • A detailed letter
  • Record of Student Engagement Form or Logbook

The evidence should include the following information:

  • Description of the practicum/professional practice site
  • Description of the applicants' role and responsibilities. This must include the proportion of time spent face-to-face with clients, for the purpose of exercise interventions. 
  • Statement of the date range and/or duration of time spent at this site/workplace 
  • Breakdown of the time working with each client category (pathology domain)
  • List the conditions for each client seen 
  • Description of the client outcomes achieved
  • Statement from employer whether the applicant has shown appropriate professional practice
  • Examples of Exercise Assessment and Prescription and Delivery completed
  • Signature of the employer/supervisor along with details of their profession, qualifications and experience in exercise delivery