What is exercise science?

Here at Gym One22, all of our coaches value continued education far past the required Personal Trainers Certification. Both Dan and Sam are Accredited Exercise Scientists that have undergone years of study and are always looking to improve on that knowledge with short courses, lectures, seminars and other research. So what exactly is Exercise Science and why is it so important?

Exercise science is the study of human movement. The goal of exercise science is facilitating an understanding of the links between fitness, exercise, diet and health. As an Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES), you are equipped to help people achieve peak performance, optimal health and wellbeing. AES study over 3 years and are required to complete professional placements within the industry.

Key areas of study:

Anatomy

Physiology

Biomechanics

Motor Control & Learning

Strength & Conditioning

Sports Performance

Exercise Rehabilitation

Performance Analysis

Sports Nutrition

Sports Psychology

The following information has been taken from the ESSA website and is related to the scope of practice for Exercise Scientists.

 

  1. Health screening, exercise assessment, and basic nutritional and behavioural assessments for the purpose of improving health and fitness, wellbeing or performance, but not for the treatment and/or management of a clinical condition or injury.

  2. Application of the knowledge and skill sets of exercise science, including the design and delivery of exercise programs and assessments for the purpose of improving health and fitness, wellbeing or performance, but not for the treatment and/or management of a clinical condition or injury.

  3. Delivery and supervision of exercise programs for clients with pathology or injury that have been prescribed by an appropriately qualified health professional, such as an accredited exercise physiologist or physiotherapist.

  4. Provision of health policy/program or health education, advice and support at an individual, community and/or population

 

To learn more about Exercise Science visit the ESSA website or click the link below.

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