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UWA Exercise and Performance Centre

Improving health, function and physical performance

 

The UWA Exercise and Performance Centre (EPC) provides individual and group exercise services to improve health, function and physical performance.

Exercise services, including individual and group programs, are provided by Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP) and Physiotherapists.

Upon presentation to the EPC, an initial assessment is conducted including client interview and a physical assessment to identify history and goals. Following the assessment, recommendations, education and other services are provided to suit your exercise and lifestyle.

A variety of clinical programs are run each week through EPC, providing a tailored and supportive environment for clients. Specific programs target a range of health goals, cardiometabolic disease, musculoskeletal pain or injury, cancer, healthy aging, and more.

The EPC is linked with the School of Human Sciences providing clinical training to postgraduate students undertaking Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology.

Exercise Physiology Services at EPC

AEPs specialise in clinical exercise interventions for a broad range of pathological populations. These persons may be at risk of developing, or have existing, medical conditions and injuries.

The aims of AEP interventions are to prevent or manage acute, sub-acute or chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness. These interventions are exercise-based and include health and physical activity education, advice and support for lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioral change.

Exercise and Sport Science Australia, Scope of Practice

    Some conditions or areas of focus include:
    • Cardiovascular disease and/or cardiac events
    • Musculoskeletal, including osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, injuries, chronic pain and/or surgery
    • Metabolic risk or disease, including diabetes, dyslipidaemia, overweight and obesity
    • Cancer
    • Neurological rehabilitation, including Parkinson’s, dementia and stroke
    • Mental health, including anxiety, affective disorders and stressor related disorders.

     

Further information

Exercise physiology consultation and gym access

Initial and subsequent exercise consultations provide tailored exercise services to meet clients' goals including the provision of a self-directed exercise program to complete during supervised gym hours and/or access to group exercise services. All clients require an initial consultation to access the service and determine exercise safety and program goals.

  • Individual Consultations (60 min) = Initial $52 or subsequent $40
  • Exercise Studio (60 min; three ppl) = $16
  • Gym Visit = $10 per visit
Clinical group programs
  • Healthy Hearts – Gym-based exercise rehabilitation sessions for those at risk of cardiovascular disease or following a cardiac event
    Healthy Hearts Program (PDF 281KB)
  • MediSwim - Aquatic exercise class incorporating strength, mobility and swimming components to address metabolic disease or its risk factors
    MediSwin Program (PDF 371KB)
  • CanMoves - Individualised exercise management plan for cancer patients at any stage of disease or treatment
    CanMoves Program (PDF 293KB)
  • Movewell – Gym-based strength and fitness class to optimise function or combat age-related declines
  • Fit-R – Fitness class designed to challenge participants and cater for individual differences or rehabilitation pathways

View the EPC services and timetable for clinical programs and group class times:

EPC Services and Timetable (PDF 554KB)


For more information email
epc-sseh@uwa.edu.au

Athletic and performance testing

EPC is a leading provider of group and individual athletic testing and training services in WA conducted by an integrative team of sport scientists and high-performance trainers.

Service packages can be tailored for teams and individuals catering for a variety of goals, performance levels and competitive seasons.
Available services:

  • Physiological testing (e.g. aerobic capacity, anaerobic threshold, efficiency, strength, power and body composition)
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Environmental training (altitude training and heat acclimation)
  • Injury screening and prevention
  • Athlete education and development
  • Exercise rehabilitation and return-to-sport
  • Physical performance/capacity assessment
  • Environmental and physical stress assessment
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Why study the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology at UWA?

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