2019 Applications

The Accreditation team would like to advise the following information to be considered before you submit your application;

ESSA requires 10 - 30 business days (dependant on application type) to process accreditation applications (this may take longer if resubmission/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 29th 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 25th December 2019 to 2nd 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.

Graduate Entry Assessment
A Graduate Entry assessment is available to individuals 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 an ESSA accredited post graduate study in the near future* in order to become an AEP. 

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 post graduate 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.

*Please Note: The resulting Graduate Entry letter is only valid for limited period of time. You must be enrolled in the postgraduate study prior to the expiration date of the letter. 

There are two types of application forms depending on the study undertaken: 


Application form for individuals who have completed or about to complete an ESSA accredited qualification (PDF)

A full list of accredited courses can be found here.


Application form for individuals who have completed or about to complete a non ESSA accredited qualification (PDF)

2019 Cost:
ESSA accredited applications: $42.00 processing fee
Non ESSA accredited applications: $175.00 processing fee

Supplementary Documents
Templates and Examples of Supervisor Forms, Logbooks and Practicum Guides