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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

NDIS Fundamentals for Exercise Physiologists VirtualWorkshop

The purpose of this virtual workshop is to inform AEP’s and business owners about the role that Exercise Physiologists play within the disability sector. This is a pre-recorded self-paced virtual work...

Date: 01/01/2023

Time: 12:00 AM

CPD: 2

Location: Online

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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: 01/01/2023

Time: 12:00 AM

CPD: 5

Location: Online

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Body Composition, Diet and Performance in AFL Webinar

In this webinar, A/Prof Adrienne Forsyth and Dr Sarah Jenner will present the results of qualitative research exploring the influence of body composition goals on AFL players' nutrition practices, sum...

Date: 15/02/2023

Time: 06:00 PM

CPD: 1.5

Location: Online

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NDIS Fundamentals for Exercise Physiologists VirtualWorkshop

Time: 12:00 AM, 01/01/2023

CPD: 2

Location: Online

ESSA Standards & Compliance Online Course

Time: 12:00 AM, 01/01/2023

CPD: 5

Location: Online

Body Composition, Diet and Performance in AFL Webinar

Time: 06:00 PM, 15/02/2023

CPD: 1.5

Location: Online

Injuries in Female Tactical Personnel Webinar

Time: 11:00 AM, 16/02/2023

CPD: 1.5

Location: Online

Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Webinar

Time: 11:00 AM, 23/02/2023

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 announces 2022 Research Grant recipients

ESSA is proud to award $100,000 in research funding to two important health imperatives, being exercise recovery from COVID and the treatment of Parkinsons disease.

20/01/2023

ESSA congratulates deserving 2022 Industry Award winners

ESSA has announced the winners of its 2022 Industry Awards, celebrating excellence in a growing collective of around 9000 accredited members.

21/12/2022

2023 Forum leads growth in Sunshine Coast conference sector

ESSA’S premier event for 2023 will be held at the Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort from 6-7 May 2023.

12/12/2022

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

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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