10 April 2012

The licensing of exercise physiologists. Part 2

Posted by Jody under: Fitness .

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) offers two different scopes of practice for exercise physiologists, which also entail the following two distinct definitions:

The clinical exercise physiologist works in the application of exercise and physical activity for those clinical and pathological situations where it has shown to provide therapeutic or functional benefit. Patients for whom services are appropriate may include, but are not limited to, those with cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, immunologic, inflammatory, orthopedic and neuromuscular diseases and conditions. This list will be modified as indication and procedures of application are further developed and matured. Furthermore, the clinical exercise physiologist applies exercise principles to groups such as geriatric, pediatric and obstetric populations, and to society as a whole in preventive activities. The clinical exercise physiologist performs exercise evaluation, exercise prescription, exercise supervision, exercise education and exercise outcome evaluation. The practice of clinical exercise physiologists should be restricted to clients who are referred by, and are under the continued care of ,a licensed physician.2

Exercise physiologists are scientists who conduct controlled investigations of responses and adaptations to muscular activity utilizing human subjects or animals within a clinical setting, a research institute or an academic institution. Very often such a person teaches academic courses in exercise physiology, environmental physiology or applied human physiology for students of medicine, physiology, physical education or other health-related fields.3

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