Clinical exercise physiology in the Australian health care system

Selig, Steve and Cameron, Melainie ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5788-8790 and Rawlings, Kirsty (2020) Clinical exercise physiology in the Australian health care system. In: Understanding the Australian Health Care System (4th ed.). Elsevier Australia, Chatswood, NSW, pp. 295-310. ISBN 978-0-7295-4328-6


Abstract

In this chapter we describe the scope of practice, education, and regulation of Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) in Australia. Regulation occurs through a national university course accreditation scheme administered by Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA). We outline the education and development of clinical competencies aligned to the scope of practice of AEPs, summarise where AEPs fit within the health care system and indicate how AEPs may engage in multidisciplinary practice. Because exercise physiology is one of the newer entrants into allied health, we also provide a brief history of the profession. We touch on some evidence supporting the therapeutic benefits of exercise, and conclude by demonstrating these scientific bases for the profession through case examples.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 00:45
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2021 06:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs); practice; education; regulation; course accreditation; Australia
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4207 Sports science and exercise > 420799 Sports science and exercise not elsewhere classified
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4201 Allied health and rehabilitation science > 420199 Allied health and rehabilitation science not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 20 HEALTH > 2003 Provision of health and support services > 200301 Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/41093

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