National University Course Accreditation Program (NUCAP)
Interested in accrediting your university course with ESSA?
Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) accredits university courses that have met the association’s high quality standards for accreditation through its National University Course Accreditation Program (NUCAP). The primary objectives of the National University Course Accreditation Program (NUCAP) are to provide university academic units with a framework to build courses of excellence in exercise and sports science and ensure that graduate outcomes are aligned with industry requirements.
ESSA offers university academic units the option of applying for two (2) levels of NUCAP accreditation.
NUCAP accreditation levels
Becoming NUCAP accredited course requires
Benefits of accreditation:
Exercise Science Elements – Updated November 2013
The ESSA Exercise Science Standards are based on the minimum professional requirements of graduates working in all areas of exercise science, and they have been developed in consultation with the ESSA membership and broader academic community. The standards provide a curriculum framework for university courses in exercise, sport and movement sciences, and they broadly define the minimum components of the exercise science qualification, which underpins Exercise Physiology and Sports Science accreditation with ESSA. Please click here to read the full document.