Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory

HHP:4935 Clinical Exercise Physiology Internship (to be arranged individually)

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  • Demonstrate English language and numeracy proficiency to a standard that is relevant for graduate entry into the clinical exercise physiology workforce.

    East Stroudsburg University, in affiliation with eight area medical centers, offers a graduate program in Clinical Exercise Physiology with a commitment to excellence and high standards. The MS in Clinical Exercise Physiology consists of a minimum 45-credit curriculum that can be completed in one calendar year.

  • The center also offers comprehensive metabolic fitness and body composition testing. Among the services offered are measurements of VO2 max, or maximum aerobic capacity, during treadmill or bicycle exercise. For those needing to lose body weight, metabolic testing provides very accurate measurement of caloric expenditure at rest and during exercise. Body composition can be assessed with bioimpedance analysis or anthropometrics. An important feature of this testing is that a clinical exercise physiologist will go over the results and plan a personal exercise program that can be carried out at the clinical exercise center or at home.

    The center also offers comprehensive metabolic fitness and body composition testing. Among the services offered are measurements of VO2 max, or maximum aerobic capacity, during treadmill or bicycle exercise. For those needing to lose body weight, metabolic testing provides very accurate measurement of caloric expenditure at rest and during exercise. Body composition can be assessed with bioimpedance analysis or anthropometrics. An important feature of this testing is that a clinical exercise physiologist will go over the results and plan a personal exercise program that can be carried out at the clinical exercise center or at home.


    What is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist?
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    A clinical exercise physiologist (CEP) is a healthcare professional who is trained to work with patients with chronic diseases where exercise training has been shown to be of therapeutic benefit, including but not limited to cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, and metabolic disorders.

    CEPs work primarily in a medically supervised environment that provides a program or service that is directed by a licensed physician. A CEP holds a minimum of a master’s degree* in exercise physiology, exercise or movement science, or kinesiology AND is either licensed under state law or holds a professional certification from a national organization that is functionally equivalent to either the ACSM’s Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist® (CES) or ACSM’s Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist®  (RCEP) credentials. An individual with a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology, exercise or movement science, or kinesiology and certified as an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist® is also considered qualified to perform exercise physiology services.

    (* individuals with bachelors degrees in exercise science AND who held the ACSM CES or RCEP certification or equivalent prior to July 1, 2010 are considered Clinical Exercise Physiologists).

    Download the CEPA definition: Consumer Information (PDF).


    May 29, 2008: CEPA Executive Board approved
     


     

     
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  • CourseGraduate Diploma of Clinical Exercise Physiology
    Duration1 year full-time
    Admission
    Requirements
    A Bachelors degree in Exercise & Sport Science, Human Movement or equivalent.
    Loan SchemeFEE-HELP
    CampusFremantle
    Study ModeFull-time, Part-time
    Relevant downloads
    • Course Planner - 2016
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    Outline of Studies
    The course comprises the advanced study of clinical exercise physiology, motor control and learning, biomechanics, exercise rehabilitation, counselling and research skills in clinical contexts. The study of Ethics in professional life and research is compulsory. The degree incorporates 360 hours of supervised clinical practicum.

    The School of Health Sciences aims to develop professionals with the highest level expertise in exercise sciences and a strong commitment to the promotion of health and well being.
    Accreditation
    This course has been accredited by the national industry body, Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA). Graduates of this course are eligible for registration with ESSA as exercise and sport scientists upon completion of the degree. Further postgraduate study completing the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology within the School of Health Sciences enables students to become accredited by ESSA as clinical exercise physiologists.
    Career Opportunities
    Career opportunities for graduates of this course are diverse depending on the focus of practicum and research projects and include the following:
    • Exercise Physiologist in health or exercise industry
    • Sport exercise physiologist
    • Clinical Cardio-respiratory exercise rehabilitation
    • Clinical Musculoskeletal exercise rehabilitation

    Demonstrate the ability to critically review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge, and to apply this evidence in the provision of clinical exercise physiology‐ related activities and services across a range of social, personal, economic and environmental contexts

The Clinical Exercise Physiologist’s Duties and Responsibilities

Paul S. Visich, PhD, MPH, has more than 14 years of experience in clinical exercise physiology and is the director of the Human Performance Laboratory in the College of Health Professions at Central Michigan University. He worked 12 years in a clinical setting that included cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation and primary disease prevention. His research interests involve the assessment of cardiovascular disease risk factors in children, the influence of resistance training in elderly populations, and altitude physiology.