Accredited Sports Scientist (ASpS)

Accredited Sports Scientist - Level 1


An ESSA Accredited Sports Scientist (Level 1) specialises in applying scientific principles and techniques to assist coaches and athletes to improve their performance, either at an individual level or within the context of a team environment. They may also apply their knowledge and skills to relevant projects within the sports industry, for corporate bodies or in the community. ESSA Accredited Sports Scientists (Level 1) have completed a minimum Bachelor level degree and 360 hours experience directly in a Sports Science domain to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental components of sport science, such as sports biomechanics, sports physiology, strength science, and performance analysis. They provide day to day servicing of athletes and/or teams, while also having the ability to undertake sport science research. 

At all times, an ESSA Accredited Sports Scientist makes the well-being of the athlete, the team and other service users their primary concern by providing the utmost duty of care and never recommending the use of any substance or practice that might knowingly cause harm to the service user. 

Accredited Sports Scientists (Level 1) are qualified specialists who are associated with:
  • The provision of sports science services to athletes;
  • The training of potential sports scientists; and/or
  • The conduct of research relating to sport in an elite sporting environment such as the AIS, state academy or professional sports club. 

How to Apply:


Click the button below to begin your application. Please ensure you have read the application guide whilst compiling your application for sports science. The application guide outlines key information, requirements and helpful hints to assist you. 

Accredited Sports Scientist Level 1 Application Form

Application Form     

You must provide a certified copy for your ID with your application to ESSA. Examples of acceptable photo ID and instructions on how to certify the copy can be found here. 

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Qualification(s)

from an ESSA accredited course

Bachelor degree in exercise, movement science or sports science from an ESSA non-accredited course

Bachelor degree inany discipline AND a Masters in Sports Science

 Pre-requisite  Meet AES Standards
 Meet AES Standards  NA

Experience

140 hours of supervised Exercise Science practicum AND 360 hours of supervised professional experience within the Sport Science Scope of Practice

140 hours of supervised Exercise Science practicum AND 360 hours of supervised professional experience within the Sport Science Scope of Practice

3 years (full time equivalent) of professional experience within the Sport Science Scope of Practice

Requirements

Meet ASpS Level 1 Standards

Meet ASpS Level 1 Standards

Meet ASpS Level 1 Standards

Application Processing Fee

$84

$217

$42



All accreditation application fees are determined by which professional standards are required to be addressed.

All fees are required to be payable upon receipt of the application and are non-refundable.

An additional fee of $55 applies in the event an application requires additional information to be finalised.


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