Exercise Physiology Clinics

Exercise is medicine

UQ Exercise Physiology Clinics provide specialised clinical exercise and lifestyle interventions for people at high-risk of developing, or with existing chronic disease, injury or medical conditions.

UQ Exercise Physiology Clinics involve participation by students studying a degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology within the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences. All students and clients are supervised by fully qualified and accredited Exercise Physiologists.

The services we offer can help clients with a range of conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, mental health problems, cancer, arthritis, pulmonary disease and more.

We believe that exercise is medicine and prescribe exercise to treat and prevent health conditions in the same way a doctor might prescribe medication.

See the ESSA website for more information on how an Exercise Physiologist can help! 

UQ Centre for Exercise and Healthy Brain Ageing

The Centre for Exercise and Healthy Brain Ageing is the UQ hub for a world leading research project investigating the effects of exercise on cognition in older adults.

Supported by the Stafford Fox Medical Research Foundation and housed within the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, this QBI shared facility enables multidisciplinary collaboration in a contemporary space.

UQ staff with specialist expertise from the Queensland Brain Institute, Centre for Advanced Imaging, and School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences are addressing pertinent research questions around exercise and cognitive health in adults aged 65 – 85 years.

Utilising the most advanced technology available, the Healthy Brain Ageing Team are conducting a human study from the Centre – ‘Optimising exercise for cognitive function in older adults’.

Expressions of Interest:

Please register your interest through our online form or email healthybrains@uq.edu.au 

For more information about the program visit: qbi.uq.edu.au/study-exercise-and-cognition-older-adults 

Exercise Clinic for Men and Women with Previous Diagnosis of Cancer

The Exercise Clinic for People with Cancer is an exercise program facilitated by final year Clinical Exercise Physiology students which is specifically designed for men and women with a previous diagnosis of cancer.

The goal of the clinic is to encourage physical activity and help participants incorporate exercise into their long-term treatment plans.

The program is FREE and includes:

  • Two assessments of aerobic fitness, muscle strength, blood pressure, heart rate, balance and flexibility.

  • Four individualised exercise sessions supervised by accredited exercise physiologists to train strength, aerobic fitness, balance and the pelvic floor.

  • A personalised home exercise program which will provide guidance for ongoing home-based exercise. 

Participants must be able to commit to all sessions and are asked to choose one of the following 3 groups:

GROUP 1: Wednesdays 9:30am-10:30am

Initial Assessment: 18 April

Exercise session 1: 25 April

Exercise session 2: 2 May

Exercise session 3: 9 May

Exercise session 4: 16 May

Final Assessment: 23 May 

GROUP 2: Thursdays 10:30am-11:30am

Initial Assessment: 19 April

Exercise session 1: 26 April

Exercise session 2: 3 May

Exercise session 3: 10 May

Exercise session 4: 17 May

Final Assessment: 24 May 

GROUP 3: Fridays 9:30am-10:30am

Initial Assessment: 20 April

Exercise session 1: 27 April

Exercise session 2: 4 May

Exercise session 3: 11 May

Exercise session 4: 18 May

Final Assessment: 25 May

Sessions will take place in a private, fully equipped gym the in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Building (26), at The University of Queensland's St Lucia campus.

  • Participants are required to obtain a letter from their physician (template provided) to obtain relevant information to assist with exercise testing and prescription.

  • Free parking will be available for all sessions. 

For more information please contact: Kirsten Adlard via email k.adlard@uq.edu.au or phone 0421 011 511.

See the ESSA website for more information on how an Exercise Physiologist can help! https://www.essa.org.au/essa-me/how-can-an-accredited-exercise-physiologist-help/

Exercise Clinic for the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal conditions

Students undertaking a degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology need willing participants for a 6-week exercise program as an academic requirement before commencing their external placements. The free program will be suitable for people who have previously had low back pain, or have chronic shoulder, hip or knee pain that they are interested in addressing through exercise and physical activity. 

The program will offer clients an assessment, an exercise intervention and prevention solutions to their musculoskeletal issues. 

"The program is an essential learning opportunity for our students. The students will conduct an initial assessment, and an individualised exercise rehabilitation program which will consider the client's occupation and recreational activities", said Emma Beckman, course coordinator. 

This service will be conducted by 3rd and 4th year undergraduate and masters students studying a degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology, under the supervision of experienced clinical staff. 

Clients of all ages are welcome.

The Program will commence the week of the 23rd of April and will run for 6 weeks. 

Places are limited, so register immediately, or make an enquiry. 

Please contact:

Emily Smith: emilyclaire.smith@uq.edu.au or call on 0499 277 000 

Clinic information:

Clients attend 1 hour a week (the same session each week) and may sign up for either:

Wednesday: 12pm-1pm

Wednesday: 1pm-2pm

Thursday: 1-2pm

Thursday: 2-3pm

Friday: 12pm-1pm

Friday: 1pm-2pm 

Where: Room 224, Connell Building (#26), UQ St Lucia 

See the ESSA website for more information on how a Clinical Exercise Physiologist can help! https://www.essa.org.au/essa-me/how-can-an-accredited-exercise-physiologist-help/