Professional Standards Program – CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologists® (CSEP-CEP)

What is a CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist® (CSEP-CEP)?

A CSEP-CEP performs assessments, prescribes conditioning exercise, as well as exercise supervision, counseling and healthy lifestyle education in apparently healthy individuals and/or populations with medical conditions, functional limitations or disabilities associated with musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, metabolic, neuromuscular, and ageing conditions.

Where Can CSEP-CEPs Work?

As a CSEP-CEP, your certification will be widely recognized across Canada and the world; your field of work may include: health promotion, fitness development, colleges and universities, clinical rehabilitation, and sport and athletic programs. You may also work in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centres, and fitness centres.

A CSEP-CEP’s clientele can include:

  • Apparently healthy individuals
  • Individuals and/or populations with medical conditions, functional limitations or disabilities associated with musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, metabolic, neuromuscular, and ageing conditions.
  • Clients with chronic disease and injury
  • High performance athletes

To view the CSEP-CEP Scope of Practice, click on the PDF below.

To view the Position Statement on CSEP-CEP using Fingerprick Blood Sampling Analysis Equipment, click on the PDF below.


Requirements:

The CSEP-CEP Candidates must show that they have graduated from an appropriate Undergraduate program with successful completion of at least 120 credits at the post-secondary level. View the recommended course maps to help with your application

Click here for a complete list of requirements for applying.

To APPLY for a CSEP-CEP membership:

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View the 5 Steps to Becoming CSEP Certified graphic to help guide you through the certification process. The CSEP team will provide you with communication and detailed instructions at each step of the process including registration links.