International Applicants

Exercise Physiology Accreditation for International Graduates


The International Exercise Physiology accreditation pathway is open to graduates from an overseas tertiary institution who: 

  • Have at least four years full-time equivalent (FTE) study with a focus on clinical exercise physiology. 
    This may be (for example) four years which covers both exercise science and exercise physiology or three years of exercise science plus a one and half year post graduate qualification in exercise physiology 
  • Have undertaken at least 500 hours of professional practice comparable to ESSA's practicum requirements  including:
    • 140 hours of exercise science practicum
    • 360 hours of exercise physiology practicum

Applicants for exercise physiology accreditation must meet the accreditation requirements for both exercise science and exercise physiology. All applicants must gain exercise science accreditation (AES) via the non-accredited course pathway before applying for the international pathway

Exercise Science Accreditation



The international pathway has two stages:

  1. Desktop review of exercise physiology qualifications and experience
  2. Assessment of exercise physiology knowledge and practical skills:
    • Standards & Compliance module
    • Theoretical exam
    • Practical exam


How to Apply:

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. 

Certified Photo ID

Got a question?

Please review the application form carefully as this provides information on how to complete the application.

If you still have questions or would like guidance with your application, please contact us at [email protected]