Mercy T. FATOBA
Department of Physical and Health Education,
Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo.
Exercise physiologists are trained, knowledgeable of the human structure / working conditions, exercise, its prescriptions and values to optimal health and performance. Exercise physiologists are capable of examining individuals, prescribing exercises and scheduling program of activities that keep individual fit and rehabilitate patients. They have a wide array of fitness, prevention and treatment options depending on the need of individual. Exercise routines might be the home based/gym based. Exercise physiologists can assist in the treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of medical conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, obesity, asthma, arthritis, depression, diabetes, osteoporosis as well as other health conditions. This paper points out the various roles played by exercise physiologists through interaction with existing or emerging health issues in the environment considering his ability to recognize entrepreneurial opportunities available to market his innovations and respond to it based on the identifiable opportunities to prescribe individualised exercise medicine to patients and clients of all ages.
Keywords: Exercise physiologists, Exercise programs, Medical conditions, Treatment, Entrepreneurial opportunities, Patients.