Our Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are allied health professionals with the highest level of training for prescribing exercise to individuals.
Optimums Exercise Physiologists hold, at a minimum, a 4-year bachelor degree (but often a masters degree) which equips equips them with the knowledge, skills and competencies to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise programs which prevent or rehabilitate injuries, treat chronic-illness (things like Diabetes, cardio-vascular disease, etc) and anyone who wants to improve their health, fitness and quality of life.
Our programs are delivered on-site at our private exercise studios, in your own home, on-site at work or in residential aged care facilities.
AEP vs. PT
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are not Personal Trainers. AEPs are allied-health professionals with Medicare Provider numbers and are trained members of the health and medical sector. Fitness professionals (e.g. personal trainers) are members of the sport and recreation sector.
- The Personal Fitness Trainer Qualification (Certificate 4) may be completed in less than 6 weeks of training.
- Qualified and insured to design and deliver fitness programs to persons of low risk only (i.e. “apparently healthy populations”)
Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP)
- Allied Health Provider
- 4 Year University Degree qualified and accredited with ESSA.
- Specialise in graded exercise therapy and lifestyle interventions for persons at risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries (i.e. ‘specific populations’).
Our Exercise Physiologists work in our specialised gyms, visit you in your home, run work site programs and assessments and exercise programs within aged care centres.
Contact us now for a free initial assessment OR to find out more about how we can deliver appropriate exercise programs to your staff, residents or clients.