For Universities

Building courses of excellence in exercise and sports science.

The National University Course Accreditation Program (NUCAP) provides universities with a framework to build courses of excellence in exercise and sports science, while aligning graduates with industry knowledge and requirements.

NUCAP-Universities

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

Preliminary
Full

Becoming Accredited

Becoming NUCAP accredited course requires
a long term commitment, and a passion for exercise and sports science industry. Which is why our accreditation process is rigorous and ensures a high quality studying experience for graduates.

Apply for NUCAP accreditation

Benefits of accreditation:

  • Accreditation keeps academic units up to date with industry requirements.
  • Graduates will align with industry standards and requirements.
  • Accreditation is a mark of quality for prospective students when selecting university accredited courses.

Exercise Science Standards- Updated March 2014

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. Click here to read.