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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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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 about 11,000 members, including student 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

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Mental Health First Aid Courses

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Date: 01/01/2023

Time: 12:00 AM

CPD: 12

Location: Online

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Cardiac Rehabilitation for AEPs Face-to-face Workshop

Join Professor Steve Selig in person as he facilitates the popular Cardiac Rehabilitation for AEPs with an emphasis on exercise workshop. This face-to-face workshop will include practical elements and...

Date: 13/04/2024

Time: 08:30 AM

CPD: 7

Location: Melbourne

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4 Phase Flexibility Formula

4 Phase Flexibility Formula allows ESSA professionals to make evidence-based choices around mobility and flexibility training in an environment where this often is not the case....

Date: 01/01/2023

Time: 12:00 AM

CPD: 15

Location: Online

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Exercise to Decrease Cardio-Metabolic Disease Risk Webinar

Time: 11:00 AM, 05/03/2024

CPD: 1.5

Location: Online

Exercise in the Management of MAFLD Webinar

Time: 01:00 PM, 08/03/2024

CPD: 1.5

Location: Online

The Role of the Athletic Performance Coach in Sport Webinar

Time: 05:00 PM, 12/03/2024

CPD: 1.5

Location: Online

Assessing the True Value of Sports Technology Webinar

Time: 12:00 PM, 13/03/2024

CPD: 1.5

Location: Online

Cold Water Immersion: Friend or Foe? Webinar

Time: 01:00 PM, 15/03/2024

CPD: 1.5

Location: Online

News & Media

Media enquiries

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

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Policy reform puts lower back pain sufferers on the fast track to recovery

Australians are set to gain faster relief and recovery from lower back pain after a landmark decision to allow more allied health professionals to treat the debilitating condition.

7/02/2024

How ESSA uses and protects member data

ESSA continues to monitor their cyber security posture with the security and storage of member data our number one priority. We continue to follow any nationwide recommendations as suggested by the Australian Cyber Security Centre.

31/01/2024

Congratulations to the 2023 ESSA Award Winners!

The Exercise & Sports Science Awards recognise outstanding accredited professionals who demonstrate a depth of knowledge and commitment to exercise and sports science through their practice and advocacy.

10/01/2024

Active Ability: ESSA’s 2022 Practice of the Year

Freshly graduated as Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs), Kara and Amanda stood at a crossroads in their careers. Their recent completion of a research project involving adults with intellectual disabilities served as an eye-opening experience.

19/12/2023

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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