There are two categories of accreditation at ESSA. They have been designed to cater for the needs of individuals working in a clinical or sports science industry/ environment. To be eligible for accreditation, you must hold a current exercise science (Full) membership and you must meet the criteria listed in the application form. The accreditation categories are:
Exercise physiology accreditation is available to those professionals working in a clinical setting.
Sports science accreditation is open to those professionals working in the elite sports science industry.
Continuing professional development (CPD) for accredited members
ESSA requires accredited exercise physiologists (AEPs) and accredited sports scientists (ASps) to maintain their accreditation through continuing professional development.
20 CPD points per membership year (1 January – 31 December) is required by all accredited exercise physiologists/accredited sports scientists. The ONLY exception to this is in the year of accreditation where there are no CPD requirements (e.g. if accredited in September 2013, no CPD points are required for 2013. 20 CPD points will be required annually from the 2014 calendar year)
If a member is accredited as both an AEP and an ASp a total of 20 CPD points is required per year.
If you require the 2012 logbook and guidelines, please request this via email to email@example.com.
If you have any questions or for more information, please contact the ESSA office on 07 3862 4122 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org