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Exercise Right

How our professionals inspire and inform ALL Australians to be healthier and more active.

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Verify the ESSA accreditation status of an exercise and sports science individual.

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Who we are

Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) is a peak professional organisation representing more than 8,000 members. We are committed to establishing, promoting and representing the career paths of tertiary-trained exercise and sports science practitioners including Accredited Exercise Physiologists, Accredited Exercise Scientists, Accredited Sports Scientists & Accredited High Performance Managers.

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Professional Development

ESSA Standards & Compliance Online Course

ESSA’s Standards & Compliance online course has been developed for AEPs to understand their minimum requirements for providing services within the various compensable schemes in Australia. It also inc...

Date: 01/01/2021

Time: 12:00 AM

CPD: 5

Location: Online

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Mental Health Applied Skills and Knowledge (ASK)

ESSA’s first ASK professional development has been developed to build applied skills and knowledge to work in the field of mental health. This suite of PD is designed to be accessible to all our membe...

Date: 30/08/2021

Time: 12:00 AM

CPD: 1.5 per unit

Location: Online

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The Question of One Leg or Two? Webinar

The topic of unilateral or bilateral strength training for the lower body can often be a divisive topic between S&C practitioners. The truth is both unilateral and bilateral strength training options ...

Date: 24/09/2021

Time: 12:00 PM

CPD: 1.5

Location: Webinar

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ESSA Standards & Compliance Online Course

Time: 12:00 AM, 01/01/2021

CPD: 5

Location: Online

Mental Health Applied Skills and Knowledge (ASK)

Time: 12:00 AM, 30/08/2021

CPD: 1.5 per unit

Location: Online

The Question of One Leg or Two? Webinar

Time: 12:00 PM, 24/09/2021

CPD: 1.5

Location: Webinar

Long-Term Athletic Development in Schools Webinar

Time: 11:00 AM, 01/10/2021

CPD: 1.5

Location: Webinar

Creating a Thriving Private Practice Webinar

Time: 12:00 PM, 08/10/2021

CPD: 1.5

Location: Webinar

News & Media Releases

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Accredited Sports Scientists to secure pay day with new ESSA salary guide

ESSA has launched a salary guide for Accredited Sports Scientists today, to future-proof the vital work that the profession has been recently conducting to bring home gold for Australia and in the lead-up to the 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games.

20/09/2021

ESSA position statement on the role of physical activity in the management of obesity in adults

Today ESSA announces the launch of our latest position statement on physical activity in the management of obesity in adults, published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (JSAMS).

15/09/2021

Exercise for the Right Reasons this Women’s Health Week

It’s Women’s Health Week and ESSA is encouraging Australian women to stop focusing on the scales when it comes to exercise, and to instead be motivated by the wide range of health and well-being benefits physical activity provides.

7/09/2021

ESSA releases position statement on the benefits of exercise for people with multiple sclerosis

Today ESSA is proud to announce the launch of our latest position statement on exercise for people with mild to moderate multiple sclerosis (MS), published on 24th August 2021 in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (JSAMS).

26/08/2021

Pre-Exercise Screening Systems

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ESSA's
Research Portal

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Healthy Eating Activity & Lifestyle (HEAL™)

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Thinking of a career in exercise and sports science?

ESSA is the membership and accreditation body for four categories of exercise professionals. Let us guide you to a career in Exercise & Sports Science.

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Advertising or partnering with ESSA

ESSA has a range of different advertising channels that can provide maximum exposure of your product or service to a range of professionals.

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Information for the public and employers

Learn about the different types of degree qualified exercise professionals, how they are recognised, and which type is right for you business.

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Acknowledgement of Country

Exercise & Sports Science Australia respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the country on which we work.

Professional Development Hub

Formal and structured PD for maintaining the knowledge and skills of ESSA professionals.

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ESSA podcasts

ESSA podcasts are a type of ESSA PD, and are the recordings of ESSA webinars

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