The BHUDRH facilitates a service learning placement that allows students to provide an exercise physiology (EP) service  in a rural/remote health service.

EP students on this placement will benefit from having a peer with them, generic supervision by the BHUDRH.

This placement offers students a great opportunity to develop work readiness skills in a health service environment.

Students are largely based within the Chronic Disease Management Program (CDMP) team. The CDMP is a free service for people with chronic condition(s) and are at risk of unplanned hospital stays or Emergency Department visits.

The CDMP’s role is to help people:

  • understand their health condition(s) better
  • understand more about their medicines and how to take them
  • improve their health at home and in the community
  • access the services they need, and
  • better connect clients with their specialist(s), doctor and other health service providers

As an exercise physiology student, students are to contribute to cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation programs, fitness testing of clients with chronic disease, exercise prescription for people with chronic disease, and home screening of clients on the CDMP.

Other services that EP students may be involved with:

  • Haemodialysis exercise
  • Physiotherapy groups - knees, hips and falls groups
  • Mental Health Inpatient Unit
  • Hydrotherapy classes and individuals
  • Individual outpatients with chronic disease
  • Paediatric clients-core strength, hand/arm strength
  • Disability clients 
  • Health promotion/talks

Students will need to be pro-active on placement and manage their timetable/bookings and work across different Allied Health departments.

Placement Enquiries

If you would like to find out more about a Exercise Physiology placement in the Far West Region (Broken Hill), please contact your university lecturer or the BHUDRH Education Support Officer, Sonia McCully.

Phone: 08 8080 1200

NWAC Placement Enquiries

The NWAC region offers opportunities for both Exercise Scientist and Exercise Physiologists to complete their Healthy Populations placement book.

For more information contact Charlene Noye

Phone: 02 6870 2663

Charlene Noye

Charlene Noye