Exercise physiology

Achieve better health through exercise

Exercise Physiologists (also known as ‘EP’s’) specialise in providing tailored exercise ‘prescription’ and movement-related fitness programs and offer expert advice on the delivery of exercise as well as lifestyle modification programs. Our clinic is open to the public and no referrals are required.

Your Exercise Physiologist

Erin Barrett

Erin is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) and Accredited Exercise Scientist (ESSA) with a strong background in the health and fitness industry. She is passionate about helping people initiate and achieve personal health goals and has a unique ability in finding physical activities and exercise options that are enjoyable and sustainable for each individual.

Erin Barrett Exercise Physiologist

Our Exercise Physiologist can help you with:

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Exercise prescription

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Evidence-based programs

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Chronic conditions

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Injury and rehabilitation

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Health Education

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Exercise advice

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Sports Performance

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Behaviour modification

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No referrals required

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Open to the public

What we do

Our Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) Erin Barrett will find out your health goals and develop exercise programs to help you get there. Your initial health screening will assess your movement capacity and you will be given practical advice on how to maintain and improve your fitness. Individual exercise programs range from those living with chronic conditions and illnesses right up to elite athletes wanting to increase performance.

Leaders in exercise

Unlike other exercise practitioners such as personal trainers, an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) is university qualified (4 years) and undertakes strict accreditation requirements. Our AEP is registered with Medicare, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, WorkCover and is recognised by most private health insurers.

How we help

Erin Barrett has a wealth of experience in helping those with chronic medical conditions and injuries and uses the latest evidence-based research to develop tailored exercise programs for her clients. She can help those with neurological, musculoskeletal, metabolic, cardiovascular or respiratory conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, lower back pain, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and many more, and can also help those in good health looking to take their fitness to the next level.

What to expect on your first visit

During your initial one hour consultation, our exercise physiologist will ask a few questions to get an idea of where you’re currently at with your health and to find out what things you like and dislike about exercise. A few body measurements may be carried out, depending on your goals, such as waist to hip ratio, weight and blood pressure to help in determining the next steps of your tailored program. From here you will be given suggestions on the types of exercises suitable, and a personalised exercise program or physical activities strategy will be developed.

Consultation fees

Type Initial Standard
Standard $80 $70
Concession card holder $70 $60
Chronic disease management* $70 $70

* Medicare rebates may be available - please enquire within. HICAPS terminals for instant private health insurance rebates.

Public Transport

Tram

The tram, G:Link, has two stops on campus. The G:Link line begins at the Gold Coast University Hospital, travels south through Southport, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, and terminates at Pacific Fair shopping centre. See the G:Link website for details on stations, tickets and times.

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Bus and train

You can catch the bus to our Gold Coast campus from a variety of locations, including nearby train stations at Helensvale, Nerang and Robina. There are also a number of bus routes that connect to the tram.

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Where to find us

Level 4, Griffith Health Centre (G40), Gold Coast campus, Cnr Parklands Drive and Olsen Avenue, Southport QLD 4215

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Parking Options

On-campus parking

Parking is available in our multi-storey car park for $6 a day. You can also purchase a permit for our general parking. Limited two-hour metered parking is also available. See our visitor parking map or permit parking map for locations.

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Off-campus parking

  • Southport Sharks Football Club for $5 a day
  • Church of Christ car park for $4 a day
  • University Hospital car park for $16 a day

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