What is an Exercise Physiologist?
Accreditation is given to those Exercise Physiologists deemed to have a specific amount of knowledge and experience in the field of Exercise Physiology to be accredited by a review panel. Only AEPs can have their services claimed at Health Funds, and only AEPs are issued with Medicare provider numbers for services with GPs.
How can an Exercise Physiologist Help?
Accredited exercise physiologists (AEPs) hold a four-year university degree and are allied health professionals who specialise in the delivery of exercise for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries. AEPs provide support for clients with conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, mental health problems, cancer, arthritis, pulmonary disease and more. AEPs are eligible to register with Medicare Australia, the Department of Veterans' Affairs and WorkCover and are recognised by most private health insurers.