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Clinical Exercise Physiology

The Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP) certification is awarded by the American College of Sports Medicine to professionals who earned a master’s degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Sciences with extensive training to address all non-clinical and clinical cases. RCEP provides one-on-one services for apparently healthy individuals, athletes, and those with acute and chronic health conditions.

RCEP is highly qualified to assess, design, progress, and regress all types of fitness training and therapeutic exercise programs for all types of populations.

 

For Apparently Healthy Individuals

 

RCEP is capable to provide highly goal-oriented training sessions/programs for the general population to achieve their goals. These programs may be designed to improve strength, power, speed, agility, endurance, weight loss, or a combination of all these elements to improve the overall health of the individuals. 

 

For Athletes

 

RCEP is well equipped to provide state-of-the-art training sessions for athletes who desire to compete at higher levels. These training sessions can be designed in a way that provides safe, gradual, and effective improvements to improve the performance aspects of the selected sports activity. For example, for soccer players who need to improve their speed, this fitness element will be improved by addressing the speed with and without the ball through real soccer games mimicking scenarios given to the players as drills.

 

For Individuals with Health Conditions

 

RCEP is specifically trained to provide health condition-related therapeutic exercise programs for individuals with both acute and chronic health conditions. The array of conditions can extend from cardiovascular, pulmonary, orthopedic, musculoskeletal, neurological, neuromuscular, metabolic, and immune, to hematological illnesses.

Each of the services provided regardless of the type of the service include:

  1. An intake consultation session (for all types of clients).

  2. Assessment of physical fitness for apparently healthy individuals

  3. Assessment of specific physical and/or sport-related skill aspects among athletes.

  4. Assessment of the health condition or the injury.

  5. Designing appropriate fitness, therapeutic or high-performance exercise training programs based on the goal sought by the clients (Healthy, those with injury or health conditions, and athletes)

How is this service delivered?

 

Each of these services can be delivered in person (one-on-one) at OPF, or remotely via Zoom. In some cases, these services can be provided at the clients' residences.