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Exercise Physiologist Job Description

An Exercise Physiologist is a medical professional who assesses a patient’s medical history, develops personalized exercise programs, and educates patients on health and fitness topics. They address cardiovascular disease, aid in recovery after surgery, and monitor vital signs during exercise.

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What is an Exercise Physiologist?

An Exercise Physiologist is a medical professional who specializes in analyzing a patient’s medical history and designing personalized exercise and fitness regimens to improve their overall health and aid in recovery from various conditions.

What does an Exercise Physiologist do?

An Exercise Physiologist assesses a patient’s medical history, conducts fitness and stress tests, measures vital signs, and develops individualized exercise prescriptions. They educate patients on health and fitness topics, teach safe exercise techniques, and collaborate with healthcare professionals to ensure comprehensive care for their patients. Their goal is to enhance cardiovascular function, strength, endurance, and flexibility while addressing specific health conditions or recovery needs.

Exercise Physiologist responsibilities include:

  • Analyzing a patient’s medical history to assess any potential risks that exercise may pose
  • Performing fitness and stress tests on patients to determine their strengths, limitations and the most appropriate starting point for a new program
  • Measuring and monitoring patient vital signs, such as heart rate, blood pressure, heart rhythms and oxygen levels

Job brief

We are seeking a dedicated Exercise Physiologist to join our team and make a positive impact on patients dealing with cardiovascular disease and post-surgery recovery. In this role, you will play a vital part in developing personalized exercise routines to address specific health conditions, helping patients lower their heart rates, improve cardiovascular function, and enhance overall well-being.

As an Exercise Physiologist, you will have the responsibility of ensuring patients adhere to their fitness regimens by providing guidance, support, and accountability. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to educate patients on various health and fitness topics that are relevant to their recovery process, empowering them to make informed decisions about their health.

Working closely with patients, you will be instrumental in addressing cardiovascular and other health problems through exercise interventions. Collaboration with other healthcare professionals will be essential to ensure coordinated and comprehensive care for your patients.

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of individuals recovering from surgery and managing cardiovascular conditions, and you possess the expertise and compassion to guide them on their journey to better health, we invite you to join our team as an Exercise Physiologist. Together, we will provide exceptional care and support to our patients, empowering them to lead healthier and more fulfilling lives.


  • Evaluate a person’s overall health, with special attention to cardiovascular function and metabolism
  • Develop individualized exercise prescriptions to increase physical fitness, strength, endurance and flexibility
  • Design customized exercise programs to meet health care needs and athletic performance goals
  • Educate patients about their injuries and health conditions and provide information about how to stay healthy
  • Teach patients how to perform exercises safely and effectively

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as an Exercise Physiologist or similar role
  • Must be knowledgeable about exercise and sports nutrition
  • Ability to interpret statistical data for scientific research projects
  • Relevant training and/or certifications in Exercise Physiology

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