Learn more about a CEP

What is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP)?

Clinical Exercise Physiologists are university qualified health professionals who specialise in the prescription and delivery of evidence-based exercise interventions to optimise the prevention, treatment and longterm management of acute, sub-acute, chronic and complex conditions.

Clinical Exercise Physiologists work in a range of primary, secondary and tertiary care settings as part of a multidisciplinary team of health care and rehabilitation providers.

 

A Clinical Exercise Physiologists services aim to optimise physical function and health and promote long-term wellness through lifestyle modifcation and behaviour change across the lifespan.

It is giving me my life back really.

I would definitely recommend working with a Clinical Exercise Physiologist.

Pat, Cumbria

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What is the role of a CEP?

Clinical Exercise Physiologists specialise in exercise testing and assessment, alongside the design, delivery and evaluation of evidence-based exercise interventions.

A Clinical Exercise Physiologists scope of practice encompasses apparently healthy individuals to those with chronic and complex conditions, along the care pathway from primary prevention, through acute management, to rehabilitation and maintenance.

They design and deliver Interventions that are exercise or physical activity-based and also include health and physical activity education, advice and support for lifestyle modification and behaviour change.

Clinical Exercise Physiologists work in a range of primary, secondary and tertiary care settings as part of a multidisciplinary team of health care and rehabilitation providers and in community settings.

Even when I was in an ICU situation, they were aware of what was going on and when I recovered and returned to the prgramme they were fully understanding of what I had been through.

Ken, Coventry

Why do we need CEPs?

The NHS and other health care providers are facing unprecedented pandemic-related demand for services combined while Covid has exacerbated an underlying physical inactivity epidemic. There has never been a more pressing need for Clinical Exercise Physiologists to support the health of the nation.

Clinical Exercise Physiologists are trained to screen, assess and apply clinical and scientific reasoning to ensure safety and appropriateness of exercise-based interventions; and are expected to advance their practice through continuing education, competency development and professional experience.

It helps you get back to daily activities and helps you to grow your confidence again.

Nuzmo, Coventry