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

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View all the upcoming professional development opportunities that ESSA offers!

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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

Research to Practice 2021

Being held virtually, for the first time, ESSA's biennial conference Research to Practice 2021 remains one of the worlds best.  With International and local keynote presenters, lecture presenters, inv...

Date: 06/05/2021

Time: 10:00 AM

CPD: up to 20

Location: Virtual

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Coaching Better Every Season Webinar

In this webinar, Anthony will delve into his real-world coaching experiences of how he has created effective strategies of developing a coaching philosophy and coaching pedagogy through his time of wo...

Date: 12/05/2021

Time: 06:00 PM

CPD: 1.5

Location: Webinar

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Metabolic Conditioning in Rugby Webinar

While much has been written about the match play characteristics of rugby, very little is known about the metabolic conditioning practices used to prepare these athletes to meet the demands or competi...

Date: 20/05/2021

Time: 07:00 PM

CPD: 1.5

Location: Webinar

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Research to Practice 2021

Time: 10:00 AM, 06/05/2021

CPD: up to 20

Location: Virtual

Coaching Better Every Season Webinar

Time: 06:00 PM, 12/05/2021

CPD: 1.5

Location: Webinar

Metabolic Conditioning in Rugby Webinar

Time: 07:00 PM, 20/05/2021

CPD: 1.5

Location: Webinar

Giving Feedback That Sticks Webinar

Time: 12:00 PM, 04/06/2021

CPD: 1.5

Location: Webinar

Isometric Resistance Training for Hypertension Workshop

Time: 08:30 AM, 03/07/2021

CPD: 7

Location: Sydney

News & Media Releases

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Launch of a ‘Pre-Exercise Screening System for Young People’ for the health and fitness industry

In collaboration with Sports Medicine Australia and Fitness Australia, ESSA is today pleased to announce the launch of the newly developed Pre-Exercise Screening System for Young People (PSS-YP).

6/05/2021

Exercise is medicine for Australians living with chronic pain

The global initiative to improve the lives of people with chronic pain was bolstered through the release of the UK’s National Institute for Health Care Excellence (NICE) guideline for pain management, Chronic pain (primary and secondary) in over 16s:

30/04/2021

ESSA announces its latest Fellow: Associate Professor Justin Keogh

ESSA would like to announce its newest Fellowship recipient is Associate Professor Justin Keogh.

27/04/2021

ESSA signs MOU with Biokinetics Association of South Africa (BASA)

ESSA and the Biokinetics Association of South Africa (BASA) are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to benefit both organisations' members.

22/04/2021

Pre-Exercise Screening Systems

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Exercise is Medicine® Australia (EIM)

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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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