Kinesiologists are specialists in the dynamics of human movement and its components; they use the science of human movement to provide services that deliver quality solutions through prevention, objective assessment, and evidence-based intervention. In Alberta, the scope of practice and underlying actions are based on a wealth of science-based evidence that touches on prevention, fitness, rehabilitation, education, and performance. This definition allows for diversity of settings in which members practice, and also reflects the practice of kinesiology not just as rehabilitative, but as a discipline aimed at improving health and general wellness. It is not restrictive; it allows for the use of a range of modalities that are flexible enough to be applicable to a broad spectrum of patients.
Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist
The ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist® (ACSM-CEP) is an allied health professional with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. ACSM-CEPs utilize prescribed exercise, basic health behaviour interventions and promote physical activity for individuals with chronic diseases or conditions; examples include, but are not limited to, individuals with cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, orthopaedic, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, neoplastic, immunologic and hematologic diseases. The ACSM-CEP provides primary and secondary prevention strategies designed to improve, maintain or attenuate declines in fitness and health in populations ranging from children to older adults.