Setting the standards for registered
UK Clinical Exercise Physiologists


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Registration for Clinical Exericse Physiologists

Clinical Exercise Physiologists  are now eligible for professional  registration.

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Roadmap to action

Read our charter document published to establish, promote and regulate career paths for UK Clinical Exercise Physiologists.

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Curriculum framework document now live

View the MSc Clinical Exercise Physiology framework document here. 


How do I become a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist?


Meet the team at CEP-UK

Wider sector support...


Huw Edwards, CEO, UK Active

Today’s pressures on our NHS and wider health systems underline exactly why physical activity has such an essential role to play in our nation’s health and wellbeing, both now and in future. 
Ensuring that clinical exercise physiologists are professionally registered is an important step towards creating workforce capacity and professional standards that will help integrate the fitness and leisure sector into healthcare pathways such as social prescribing, community prehabilitation and rehabilitation, and exercise prescription.

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Steve Aspinall, Chief Executive, BASRaT

 Registration for Clinical Exercise Physiologists is another fantastic step forwards for the UK healthcare landscape; accredited registers with standards of education and regulation that can be considered as commensurate with the traditional statutory regulators are an invaluable resource across all UK public health and healthcare settings. They also offer an agile and right-touch approach to regulation, giving further confidence to commissioners and members of the public.


Dariel Burdass, Chief Executive,  
The Physiological Society

Physical activity is an important factor in staying healthy and resilient and having registered Clinical Exercise Physiologists who are recognised as part of the allied health profession in the UK is important as  it will improve standards of practice in exercise research, improve reproducibility and ultimately improve health outcomes for patients. The Society is fully supportive of this development.

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Dr Katherine Carver, President, BACPR

The British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR) wishes to congratulate the efforts of Clinical Exercise Physiology-UK (CEP-UK) and BASES for achieving the establishment of a new profession that will be regulated under the joint auspices of the Professional Standards Authority, The Registration Council of Clinical Physiologists and the Academy of Healthcare Science. For over two decades BACPR Education and BACPR Exercise Professionals Group, (partnered with BASES) has been proud to support the specialist CPD of Exercise Physiologists, which has been a direct lever to their employment and promotion within the field of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation. This next step in establishing a regulated body for exercise physiologists can do nothing but further augment the safety and quality of physical activity guidance for those at risk of, or currently living with cardiovascular disease.