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An exercise psychologist is a highly qualified allied health professional, who specialises in the understanding and application of the many benefits of exercise. They provide crucial support by helping members of the public recover from or avoid conditions such as obesity, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, depression, asthma and cardiovascular diseases.

Exercise psychologist design unique and specialised exercise and rehabilitation programmes to help individuals get fitter and recovery from injuries or medical conditions. Often, this involves working with other allied healthcare professionals to design the best possible treatment plans.

As well as helping people recover from illness or injury, exercise psychologist can also work with athletes to develop strategies that not only help them to perform better, but also help them to deal with sport related nerves, anxiety, self-confidence, concentration and motivation.

The training to become an exercise psychologist can be fairly lengthy. Most will have to complete a bachelor?s degree that gives them the wide range of knowledge and understanding surrounding the human body, and the benefits that exercise can have for both our physical and mental health. Most exercise psychologist also complete exams to receive Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist credentials.

On top of this, exercise psychologists may also have to work evenings and weekends to meet their clients? needs and they will often have to work fast and efficiently to deal with medical emergencies if, or when, they arise.

However, there are many positive to a career as an exercise psychologist. You will get to work closely with people to help them recover from injury and improve their overall health and quality of life. You will also get to work in a variety of different settings, have opportunities for career progression and learn valuable skills and knowledge that can help you in your personal life.

Sounds good, right? Well, if you have to have an strong interest in and passion for sport, are a strong communicator and problem solver and genuinely want to help people prevent or recover from illness, or you want to help top tier athletes to succeed, then we feel that you may be looking at your dream career!

 

 


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