APAP Officer

Brisbane, Australia
29 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
14 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

The School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences’ (HMNS) vision is to be an international leader in the study of human movement and nutrition, demonstrating excellence through innovative, creative, and dynamic teaching and research, in a vibrant, interdisciplinary, and engaging environment. The School holds a leadership position in its field in the Australian tertiary environment and is highly regarded for its teaching, research and community outreach programs. The current staff profile shows 47 FTE academic staff, 11 FTE research staff and 21 professional staff. There are approximately 140 enrolled research higher degree students, and the total EFTSL of all enrolled students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels is approximately 950.

The role

The purpose of this role is to deliver a high-quality, evidence-based physical activity promotion service to the clients of the Adapted Physical Activity Program (APAP). The APAP assists community dwelling adults with chronic and complex conditions to become more physically active in order to improve long term health fitness and functioning, as well as community engagement. The program is delivered in the client's home/community environment, empowering them to commence and maintain physically active lifestyles which are enjoyable, safe, effective and sustainable. Clients are affected by a range of health conditions including, but not limited to clients with post-traumatic stress disorder, major depressive disorder, complex musculoskeletal conditions, spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury, traumatic brain injury and stroke.


This is a 60% part time, fixed term appointment for 24 months at HEW level 5. The remuneration package will be in the range $64,597 - $72,348 p.a. (FTE), plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $75,597- $84,648 p.a. (FTE).

The person

Applicants must be an accredited Exercise Physiologist with ESSA, have a background and experience in providing services to clients with chronic and complex conditions living in the community, showing capacity to deal with a wide range of clients in a helpful, enthusiastic way. You should be proficient in the use of email and web browser packages, and reasonably proficient with the Microsoft Office suite.

Position Description

Download File Adapted Phsyical Activity Program - Officer.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Melinda Fenning on +61 7 336 56117 or email; m.keynes1@uq.edu.au

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