Matthew Byrne

AEP, Private Practice/Health and Rehabilitation

“Meeting people from all walks of life and being able to use my expertise to help improve their quality of life; that’s what I love most about working as an AEP. I also enjoy learning to manage the challenges involved in building a successful business and watching my business, clinicians and client base grow will always be rewarding.” Read more.

Sarah McAllister

AEP, Hospital/Integrated Care Clinic

“What I love most about my job is the opportunity to use exercise to help people of all ages improve their quality of life; whether they are suffering from a chronic disease, recovering from surgery or cancer, or are in a palliative stage of life. I love working in a collaborative practice where learning and professional growth is encouraged.” Read more.

Rebecca Carmel Stennett

AEP, Private Exercise Clinic/Health and Rehabilitation

“I love that in my role I provide an opportunity for people to fall in love with exercise. It has so many benefits beyond the physiological that every single person regardless of their age, health or goals can gain from. I love seeing my patients leave our session with a smile on their face.” Read more.

Benjamin Noon

AEP, Interprofessional Clinic/Health and Wellbeing for Seniors

“I enjoy the opportunity to work with a range of different individuals who have come from many different walks of life. Some of the people I get to work with have been exercising their entire lives, whilst others are new to exercise. Either way, it is great seeing how exercise improves their quality of life and allows them to continue to do the things they love.” Read more.

Curtis Forbes, Clinical Exercise Physiology graduate, shares his career journey

What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?

Accredited Exercise Physiologists are university-qualified allied health professionals. They specialise in designing and delivering safe and effective exercise interventions for people with chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities. Services delivered by an AEP are also claimable under compensable schemes such as Medicare and covered by most private health insurers. When it comes to the prescription of exercise, they are the most qualified professionals in Australia.

Who can they help?

Exercise can be used as medicine to help prevent and manage a wide range of chronic conditions. 

As part of a multidisciplinary team, AEPs provide support for people with:

  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis and arthritis
  • Mental health conditions
  • Some cancers
  • Chronic pain and fatigue
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Neuromuscular exercise therapy (multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s)
  • Pulmonary disease.

Most importantly, they help people move and exercise their way to a healthier lifestyle.

AEPs work in a number of environments including:

  • Public and private hospitals settings
  • Primary, secondary and tertiary health care
  • Within private and multidisciplinary clinics
  • Population health
  • Workplace health and rehabilitation
  • Ageing and aged care
  • Fitness centres, gymnasiums, business
  • Sporting settings

Learn more about the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) program.