Exercise Physiologist

Exercise Physiologist

Exercise physiologists assist sportspeople to achieve the best possible sporting performance by applying knowledge and techniques from the areas of biomedical science, physiology, biomechanics (the study of human movement), nutrition, psychology and sport assessment.

Job Demand: High

Average weekly wage: $1,100

Where you could work:

Physiotherapy Clinics - Pogo Physio, All Sports Physiotherapists

Hospitals - Gold Coast University Hospital

Sporting Clubs - Gold Coast Titans, Gold Coast Suns

Exercise Physiologists do the following tasks:

  • Conduct assessments specific to an athlete's sport to determine how to improve sporting performance
  • Devise treatment and exercise programmes that support athletes' preparation and recovery, and help them return to training or competition
  • Conduct research, make observations and interpret data in relation to sporting performances, and communicate findings to officials, athletes, coaches and other support staff
  • Design or assist in developing training programmes for sportspeople to improve sporting performance and reduce the risk of injury
  • Refer clients to sports medicine physicians and other health professionals such as physiotherapists, dietitians, sports psychologists and podiatrists
  • Work as part of the athlete's support team to develop the athlete's performance