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Welcome to the home of the Active Lifestyle Education Program (ALEP) of the 
School of Human Movement Studies, Charles Sturt University (CSU). The program was developed and is run by Professor Robert Robergs, and commenced in October, 2014. Details of the program are provided in the attached brochure (see below), and are summarized in the the following sub-sections. Participants are encouraged to stay apprised of this website to gain access to resources and monitor changes to the schedule. Added exercise therapy sessions are provided to senior citizen participants of the Bathurst Seymour Centre (Mondays and Wednesdays; 10:30-11 am), and patients of the Panorama Clinic, Bathurst Base Hospital (Tuesdays and Thursdays; 3:30 to 4 pm). Explanation of these added programs are also provided in separate pages of this site (see left column links).

The ALEP is a one stop shop for people of all ages to come along, become engaged in community spirit and cooperation, and participate in exercise programs designed for each individual’s needs. If you are young and need to become more active, then the ALEP is for you. If you are older, regardless of being in your 50’s, 60’s, 70’s or 80’s, then exercise is just as relevant for you as for a young adult. Increasing age does not have to be a barrier to an increasingly active lifestyle and improved physical fitness. The ALEP is designed to be your gateway to new opportunities in life based on an active lifestyle, regardless of age, and will support your needs, such as;

·         Improve your understanding of the importance of being physically fit to their health and well-being.

·         Provide support, based on your individual needs, for becoming more physically active.

·         Complete thorough screening, often requiring medical clearance from your own general practitioner/physician, to assess any risks that exercise may present to you.

·         Provide feedback to your physician about your progress in the ALEP.

·         Prescribe effective, yet safe, exercise programs that will increase your physical fitness and in turn, improve your health and well-being.

·         Public education sessions on issues pertinent to improved health and well-being, such as exercise, nutrition, emotional and mental health, stress management, etc.

·         Develop research projects, both acute and longitudinal, for documenting the health outcomes from quality exercise training across the lifespan.

·        Complete sophisticated assessments of your physical fitness and health status as part of the service delivery, and also in concert with on-going research.

·         Support your efforts to increase physical fitness and assist in referring you to other gyms, personal trainers, and accredited exercise physiologists for additional monitoring and involvement.


The ALEP is delivered from the main gym complex (Building 1220) on the corner of Village Dve and Wiradjuri Rd, on CSU-Bathurst campus. 

Days and Times of the ALEP

For session 2, 2015, there will be two concurrent sessions run from 8am to 9am, and from 9am to 10am, each Tuesday and Friday morning.

Does the ALEP Cost Anything?

No, the ALEP is being offered as a free service to the Bathurst community. It is anticipated that the ALEP will provide a fertile platform for on-going community support and research, future grant submissions, industry donations, participant donations, health insurance investment and private philanthropy.