CSEP

Professional Standards Program – CSEP Clinical Exercise Physiologist™ (CSEP-CEP)

What is a CSEP Clinical 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 aging 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

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.

Are you a member-in-good standing with ESSA or ACSM and interested in becoming certified with CSEP?

You may be eligible to apply for equivalency registration as a CSEP Certified Member. To learn more and apply for registration select the appropriate link below.

  • I am an ESSA Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES) in-good-standing. You could be eligible to register as a CSEP-Certified Personal Trainer® (CSEP-CPT) with the CSEP High Performance Specialization™. Apply Now.

  • I am an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) in-good-standing. You could be eligible to register as a CSEP Clinical Exercise Physiologist® (CSEP-CEP) with the CSEP High Performance Specialization™. Apply Now.

  • I am an ACSM Exercise Physiologist Certification (ACSM-EP) in-good-standing. You could be eligible to register as a CSEP Certified Personal Trainer® (CSEP-CPT). Apply Now.

  • I am an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-CEP) in-good-standing. You could be eligible to register as a CSEP Clinical Exercise Physiologist™ (CSEP-CEP). Apply Now.

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. 

Click here for a complete list of requirements for applying.

IMPORTANT: Only the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) provides access to its approved study and examination preparation materials. CSEP does not have an agreement with any third party to provide practice exams or study material, for example on the website Exam Prep Hero. Valid and appropriate exam preparation materials can be found on the CSEP website and via the CSEP candidate password-protected area on csep.ca.

Steps to Becoming CSEP Certified 

View the 5 Steps to Becoming CSEP Certified 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.

When planning to become CSEP certified view the CSEP Recommended Course maps to align your courses with CSEP Core Competencies required. These are a tool to assist you, but matching the specific courses listed is not required for approval. 

View CSEP Recommended Course Maps

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