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Clinical Exercise Physiologist Compensation Strategies: Recommendations by the Clinical Exercise Physiology Association

This document is meant to be a source of motivation for practicing CEPs and administrators to align professional standards, as well as provide four turn-key strategies or ideas aimed at advancing the profession of clinical exercise physiology and improving the compensation landscape.
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Roles & Responsibilities of the Clinical Exercise Physiologist

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Clinical Exercise Physiology Practice Survey

The CEPA conducts a survey of clinical exercise physiologists every 5 years. The purpose of the survey is to collect data on employment, including salary, scope of work, patient population, and job responsibilities among practicing clinical exercise physiologists.

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Download the 2015 survey
Download the 2010 survey


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Peer Reviewed Manuscripts

Brawner CA, Berry R, Harding AW, Nustad J, Ozemek C, Richardson LA, Savage PD on behalf of the Clinical Exercise Physiology Association. Clinical exercise physiologists in cardiac rehabilitation & clinical exercise testing. J Clin Exerc Physiol. 2023;12(2):1-8. 

Berry RB, Neric F, Dwyer GB. The State of Clinical Exercise Physiology in the United States. J Clin Exerc Physiol. 2020;9(4):148-54.

Overstreet B, Ward-Ritacco C, Neric F, Brawner CA, Thompson B, Hargens T, Thompson W. Technical Requirements for Clinical Exercise Physiologists as Qualified Health Professionals. ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal. 27(2):20-26.


Ozemek C, Richardson, LA. Professionalization Efforts for CEPs in the US. ACSM's Sports Medicine Bulletin. January 11, 2022. [download article]