Profession

Exercise Physiologist


Description

Exercise physiologists analyze their patients' fitness in order to help them improve their health or maintain good health. They help patients with heart disease and other chronic conditions, like diabetes or pulmonary (lung) disease, to regain their health. They also work with both amateur and professional athletes who are hoping to boost their performance.Using stress tests and other evaluation tools, the exercise physiologist evaluates a patients cardiovascular function and metabolism and then designs a fitness plan that will meet the patients goals and/or needs, including building endurance and strength and increasing fitness and flexibility.

Job Prospect

Work Environment

Exercise physiologists work in: Athletic training programs at colleges and universitiesCorporate wellness programsFitness facilitiesHospitalsMilitary training centersRehabilitation clinics

General and Personal Skills Required

Average Salary

Cost of Training

Recommended Level of Education

Bachelor

Professional Skills / Tools Required

Associated Disciplines

exercise physiology