We surveyed 488 exercise physiologists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical exercise physiologist. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an exercise physiologist?



Working as an exercise physiologist typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that exercise physiologists are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become an exercise physiologist?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an exercise physiologist typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as an exercise physiologist?



It’s typically difficult to find a job as an exercise physiologist. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for exercise physiologists.


Do exercise physiologists work full-time or part-time?

52% of exercise physiologists work in full-time roles while 48% work part-time.