Exercise Physiologist

 Since the creation of society and with it the division of labor, exercise physiologist was one of the most important sources of work in it.

    From the study, analysis, and research of the gymnastic systems that emerged throughout all of the roasted histories, the bases were created for the emergence of the first pedagogical laws of the Education of the Physical or motor capacities (biological laws) of being human. As these systems were consolidated, Schools were created for the training of educators of the human physique, as happened.

    The training of the Professor of Physical Education has always required different disciplines such as anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, sports medicine, pedagogy and theory, and methodology of physical activity, psychology, philosophy, etc. 

That is, the training of the Physical Education Teacher as an exercise physiologist is established based on three basic pillars: biomedical (biological) disciplines, psycho-pedagogical disciplines, and sports disciplines. To give an example, kinesiology, as a science that studies movement, does not include the pedagogical aspect of the problem or system; that is to say, it studies pure movement. 

Well, if the pedagogical aspect is included, it would stop being Kinesiology to become Physical Education. That is to say, For the application of kinesiological laws to man, a learning process (pedagogical laws) is needed and the only one with the possibility of carrying out this task is Physical Education; the other would be an exercise for exercise, which can bring positive or negative results according to the biological (health) laws of the body (8).

    It is also clear that the Physical Education Teacher as exercise physiologist can not only coach a sports team, administer physical education classes in a school, or work in the recreation of the population; rather, it is also capable of sharing with the doctor the treatment of a disease, provided that the doctor recommends and therefore authorizes physical exercise in its treatment. 

It has even been experimented with and successfully tested in many countries, where it has been concluded that integrating the physical activity professional (teacher or exercise physiologist) into the medical or health team of any community, dispensary, hospital, gym, etc., elevates the potential of this team to incredible levels. 

It is because of this, that there are countries that in the Medicine career, Knowledge of the effect of exercise physiologist is imparted to both healthy and sick people, in order to achieve the integration of both professionals. 

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Even this knowledge is imparted to medical students by physical exercise professionals, due to their level of preparation in this subject, something quite far from reality.

    In this way the fields of work and responsibilities are well defined; while the professional of Medical Sciences or Health, knows and determines if the patient can receive this type of treatment (exercise physiologist); the physical education professional plans and measures the exercise to be performed by said patient based on medical indications.

    Thus, in the same way, that the doctor is responsible for the health of man in society, the lawyer for laws, the architect of construction designs, etc. The Teacher of Physical Education as an exercise physiologist is in the education of the physical of man, through the use of exercise physiologist from the application of laws or pedagogical processes to obtain biological benefits (morphofunctional-motor development).

Regardless of whether this man is healthy or sick since the Physical Education Teacher as an exercise physiologist is a specialist in physical exercise since he has studied it at least in his basic training (graduation) for 4 or 5 years, depending on the country; and today, due to the development of society and division, and at the same time, social integration (teamwork) of work.

    No one like him, based on his own motor experience, will be able to determine whether an exercise physiologist is beneficial or not for a specific person; regardless of age, sex, level of health and physical preparation, etc .; that it possesses, because it has simply studied in greater depth, like no other professional, the process and effect of physical exercise on the human body. So not using it wherever this element (physical exercise) exists within a system is a big mistake.

Does Exercise Physiologist teach Sports as Medicine?

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    According to the professors “sports medicine is a specialty that represents a true medical clinic linked to exercise and sports, at the service of planning and scientific development of sports activity, in its manifestations of prevention, education, recreation, training, and competition “. 

And he goes on to say that “… both society in general and the sports community in particular, has a distorted and limited image, nurtured by the belief in this specialty, including only doctors who work in clubs performing care tasks doctors who attend competitive teams of different disciplines or those who practice the branch of traumatology and orthopedics linked to sport. ” 

“Unfortunately, In the scientific community and science-related sports, we have not sown a theoretical-practical presence of experimentation and substantial research, as to garner consideration and a relevant opinion in the professional milieu “- affirms the same author.

And they add:” Regarding the training of human resources, in practically no medical school in the country, there is a minimum quantity and quality of information on the physiology of effort in the undergraduate curricula of future doctors. 

Therefore, when doctors are received, there are very few who wish to specialize in Sports Medicine, since no one feels stimulated by something that they do not know very well what it represents. 

The few restless professionals only find in postgraduate courses with the insufficient workload and deficient theoretical-practical content. This perpetuates a vicious cycle that is the most important limiting factor in the generation of human resources.