Exercise Physiology Department

The Exercise Physiology Department based at Canberra Hospital provides the Canberra community with a service which addresses specific individual needs including functional, lifestyle and rehabilitation goals through exercise.

A referral must be made by a doctor (GP or Specialist).

About Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiologists (EPs) are university qualified Allied Health Professionals who specialise in the delivery of exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries.

EPs provide physical activity and behaviour change support for clients with conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer, arthritis, COPD and many more.

Our services

Our experienced staff provide specific assessment of functional, lifestyle and rehabilitation needs and exercise prescription relevant to individual functional goals. These programs are delivered in supervised group sessions.


Community-based patients are accepted and inpatients that require hydrotherapy are referred to Physiotherapy services.

Patients must be able to dress, shower & perform self-care tasks independently.

Service Access

Referral forms can be obtained by calling the Exercise Physiology Department on (02) 6244 2573.

Note: You must have a medical referral before commencing in the gym or hydrotherapy pool.

Opening hours


8:30am 4:45pm | Monday to Friday


9am 11:30am | Wednesday and Friday

11am 1:30pm | Tuesday and Thursday

If you have any queries please contact us on 02 6244 2573.

The Exercise Physiology Department is closed during Public Holidays.


The Exercise Physiology Department is located at level 1, building 3 of Canberra Hospital.


There is no cost for gym and hydrotherapy services.

Contact Us

For further information you can contact the Exercise Physiology Department on (02) 6244 2573.