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Locate an accredited exercise professional in your area via post code (AEP, AES, ASpS).

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Exercise Right

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

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Keep Up-to-Date

View all the upcoming professional development opportunities that ESSA offers!

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Verify Accreditation

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 10,000 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: 01/01/2022

Time: 12:00 AM

CPD: 5

Location: Online

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Exercise and the Immune System Webinar

Exercise is a stress, and as a result, it is both influenced and is an influencer of the immune system. It has direct effects on immune function and immune markers, and indirectly effects healthy immu...

Date: 07/12/2022

Time: 11:00 AM

CPD: 1.5

Location: Online

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COVID-19 Exercise Guidelines Webinar

Guidelines have recently been developed in collaboration with ESSA titled, COVID-19 Exercise Guidelines. This webinar will provide an overview of recommendations provided within the guidelines....

Date: 08/12/2022

Time: 05:00 PM

CPD: 1.5

Location: Online

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ESSA Standards & Compliance Online Course

Time: 12:00 AM, 01/01/2022

CPD: 5

Location: Online

Exercise and the Immune System Webinar

Time: 11:00 AM, 07/12/2022

CPD: 1.5

Location: Online

COVID-19 Exercise Guidelines Webinar

Time: 05:00 PM, 08/12/2022

CPD: 1.5

Location: Online

Exercise Prescription for Parkinson’s Disease Webinar

Time: 01:00 PM, 15/12/2022

Location: Online

Understanding and Improving Repeated-Sprint Ability Webinar

Time: 11:00 AM, 16/12/2022

CPD: 1.5

Location: Online

News & Media Releases

Media enquiries

ESSA members are available to comment on a range of health and exercise topics.

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ESSA releases new COVID-19 guidelines for clinical care

ESSA has launched new treatment guidelines for people who are recovering after COVID, called ‘Safe Exercise Across the Clinical Course of COVID-19’.

11/11/2022

ESSA joins allied health colleagues in calling for 5 percent

Exercise & Sports Science Australia has joined forces to lobby the Victorian Government to urgently invest in preventive health measures.

2/11/2022

Better access to exercise services for Victorians

Candidates in the 2022 Victorian election have a duty to provide better access to exercise services for those living with chronic conditions, including serious mental health problems.

25/10/2022

ESSA understands Women's health issues

Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) partnered with Jean Hailes for Women's Health to raise awareness of the impact of COVID-19 and lockdowns on women’s health and fitness.

15/09/2022

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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