Graduate Entry Assessment

A Graduate Entry assessment is available to those who:

  • Have completed or are enrolled in the final semester of a Bachelor degree in/or related to the field of exercise and sports science AND
  • Are applying to undertake ESSA-accredited postgraduate study in the near future* in order to become an Accredited Exercise Physiologist 

The Graduate Entry assessment is not an accreditation, it is purely an assessment of the Exercise Science Standards and practicum against your prior study. On completion of the assessment, you will be provided with an outcome letter which will outline the elements you have 'Met' or 'Not Yet Met'. This letter can be provided to the university you’re applying to for postgraduate study. 

Exercise Science is the base to Exercise Physiology, therefore, when applying to ESSA to become an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, you must meet both the current Exercise Science and Exercise Physiology Standards. 

*A Graduate Entry assessment outcome is only valid for a period of up to 12 months. You must be enrolled in the postgraduate course prior to the expiration date stated in the outcome letter.

Apply Here:

There are two types of application forms depending on where your study was undertaken - an ESSA Accredited or non-ESSA Accredited Course. To check your course you can find a full list of accredited courses can be found here.


Application Form


Application Form

All forms and supporting documents will no longer be physically posted to ESSA, please follow instructions on application forms for online submission.

2021 Fees:


$42.00 processing fee


$175.00 processing fee

Application fees:

  • An initial assessment fee of $42 incl GST applies and is payable when your application is received.
  • An initial assessment fee of $175 incl GST applies for those applying through a non-ESSA Accredited Undergraduate Course if you hold a Graduate Entry assessment letter confirming a ‘not yet met requirements’ requiring further study or exercise science practicum for assessment or you have not previously applied to ESSA.
  • An additional assessment fee of $55 incl GST applies in the event that an application requires additional information to be finalised i.e. you are asked to supply additional information.
  • Additional assessment fees will be charged prior to an assessment.
  • A maximum of two additional assessments are allowed per application. If your application is not approved after two additional assessments OR if you fail to supply information by the due date, your application will be finalised as declined.
  • Additional information must be supplied within 10 working days.
  • Additional assessments are processed within 10-30 working days.
  • All assessment and processing fees are non-refundable.

Additional Resources, Templates and Guides: 

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