An exercise physiologist helps their patients by implementing exercise and fitness routines for their patients. This might be in order to alleviate pain or help deal with chronic illnesses like diabetes. Exercise physiologists are a mix of personal trainers and physios, understanding and addressing the needs of their patient and suggesting, showcasing and guiding them through the movements and routines that will improve their lives.
How to become an exercise physiologist
It’s necessary to obtain a tertiary qualification to become an exercise physiologist. Depending on the university, the degree or masters to obtain might not be strictly in exercise physiology, but might be named ‘exercise science’, ‘sports science’ or ‘applied science’. Like all sciences, physiology and exercise physiology is a continually expanding and evolving field, so those looking to make a career in this sector should want to and should expect to continually undergo further professional and academic development.