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 a pathology domains is required. 


Desktop Review Cost: $200
A 1% merchant fee applies in addition to the above fees for all credit card payments. 

To view the full Application form please click here:
 
APPLICATION FORM


Assessment Information

Process

The application processed 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 45 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.


Application

All information must be provided in English or 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 substantiae 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. 

Practicum

Suitable sites of practicum will vary according to the domain and activity, some examples are listed below:

Cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and metabolic domains

(200 hours minimum)

Other AEP pathology domains as specified in the AEP Professional Standards

(100 hours minimum)

AEP pathology domains or in any other activities relevant to the AEP Professional Standards

(60 hours minimum)

  • Exercise physiology or multi-disciplinary clinics
  • Medical fitness centre
  • Hospitals
  • Aged care facilities
  • Cardiac care services within public/private hospitals and the community
  • Cardiac stress testing clinic/ward

 

 

  • Exercise physiology or multi-disciplinary clinics
  • Medical fitness centre
  • Hospitals
  • Aged care facilities
  • Physiotherapy clinics
  • Spinal injury clinics
  • Sporting organisations/clubs
  • Renal clinic
  • Cancer care clinic/program
  • Cardiac stress testing clinic/ward
  • Mental health clinic

 

  • Exercise physiology or multi-disciplinary clinics
  • Medical fitness centre
  • Hospitals
  • Aged care facilities
  • Cardiac care services within public/private hospitals and the community
  • Cardiac stress testing clinic/ward
  • Physiotherapy clinics
  • Spinal injury clinics
  • Sporting organisations/clubs
  • Renal clinic
  • Mental health clinic

 

 



You must also provide evidence of your work at these places, which may include any of the following: 
  • A detailed letter (click here for an example)
  • Professional Practice Logbook 
  • Resources you have developed for use in your workplace
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
  • Signature of the employer/supervisor along with details of their profession, qualifications and experience in exercise delivery