2019 Applications - UPDATE

ESSA requires 10 - 30 business days (dependant on application type) to process accreditation applications (this may take longer if re-submission/additional submission of evidence is requested).  Therefore to  secure the best chance of an accreditation outcome by Dec 31st 2019 you must submit all evidence and forms by Close of Business 29 November 2019,unless you/your employer organisation already has written pre-approved arrangements made with ESSA.

Please also note that ESSA will be closed for business during the period 25 December 2019 to 2 January 2020.

This shutdown period might affect your application review. It is for this reason that we suggest that you make every effort to submit your application as early as possible.

 

What is a Sports Scientist?

An ESSA Accredited Sports Scientist 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.


How to Apply?

  1. Determine what accreditation (Level 1, Level 2, HPM and/or grandfathering) you would like to apply for
    For further information on grandfathering for accreditation please view each of the accreditation level webpages
  2. Read and confirm your eligibility for the specified pathway
  3. Confirm you can supply appropriate evidence
  4. Click on APPLY NOW at the bottom of the page

Application Information

Process: 

 

  • Please ensure that you allow enough time to complete this process in full in order to secure the best outcome for the assessment of your application. 
  • You must complete all relevant components of the application form, incomplete applications will not be assessed. 
  • To be fair to all applicants, your application cannot be expedited, and the outcome can only be influenced by the use of suitable evidence, not personal, academic or industry pressure. 
  • We reserve the right to ask further questions or request further evidence. By submitting evidence you are giving us permission to validate your studies, practicum, work etc. with those involved. 

 

Submission Information:

 

Every accreditation application relies upon the submission of evidence that the applicant is able to show that they have the knowledge, skills and attitude to practice within the relevant scope of practice and meet the accreditation standards. Therefore, an accreditation submission must include real examples of how you have conducted your work. This may then be followed by an interview with the assessor or even a chance to show them how you conduct a task through videos, zoom/skype/other interactive platforms. If you are not sure about what evidence best fits this model take a look at the relevant mapping document for guidance. If you are still unsure please contact the ESSA office. 

You must de-identify (remove/edit/censor) clients' personal or contact details. Any item that is not de-identified will not be assessed. 

Example Evidence:

Suitable evidence may include: 
  • Case studies, session notes, proposed work plans (where de-identified)
  • Meeting minutes, email summaries and other forms to demonstrate your contribution, guidance or involvement
  • Log records for an intervention
  • CV and Work History

 

Example Evidence Table

Standard

Element

Evidence Item Number

1

1

3, 5, 8

 

2

1, 2, 4

 

3

2, 3, 5

 

4

4, 6, 9




Sport Science Level 1 - Eligibility



 


PATHWAY 1

 PATHWAY 2


PATHWAY 3

Qualification(s)

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

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

Bachelor degree not in exercise, movement science or sports science AND a Masters in Sports Science

Experience

360 hours of supervised sports science professional experience

 140 hours of supervised practicum AND 360 hours of supervised sports science professional experience

3 years (full time equivalent) of supervised sports science experience

Requirements

Meet AES Standards
Meet ASpS Level 1 Standards

 Meet AES Standards
Meet ASpS Level 1 Standards

Meet ASpS Level 1 Standards



Click here to find more about Sports Science Level 1


Sport Science Level 2 - Eligibility



 


PATHWAY 1


PATHWAY 2

Qualification(s)

Bachelor degree in Exercise, Movement Science or Sports Science AND Masters in Sports Science 

 Bachelor degree not in Exercise, Movement Science or Sports Science AND PhD in Sports Science 
Experience   Demonstrated evidence of 5 years (FTE) professional sports science experience  Demonstrated evidence of 7 years (FTE) professional sports science experience 
 Requirements  Meet AES Standards
Meet ASpS Level 1 Standards
Meet ASpS Level 2 Standards
Meet ASpS Level 1 Standards
Meet ASpS Level 2 Standards 


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High Performance Manager - Eligibility

 

Pathway 1

Pathway 2

Qualification(s)

Must be an ASpS Level 2 

 Be registered as a Physiotherapist, Dietitian, Doctor or Level 3 ASCA with a relevant university degree

Experience

N/A  Demonstrated evidence of 5 years (FTE) professional sports science experience

Requirements

 Meet HPM Standards Meet HPM Standards


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