Exercise Physiology Accreditation for International Graduates

**Intakes for the International Pathway for 2019 are now closed.**
To register for the 2020 International Pathway program, please contact ESSA via email info@essa.org.au or on 07 3171 3335

Are you seeking to have your international qualifications recognised to become an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) in Australia? 

The International 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. 
- Can demonstrate equivalency to the ESSA Exercise Science standards
- Can demonstrate equivalency to the ESSA Exercise Physiology standards
- Have undertaken at least 500 hours of professional practice in the categories defined by ESSA, 
- Meet Recency of Practice requirements

The 2019 International Accreditation pathway consists of four stages:





Cost – All fees are GST inclusive 

Stage 1: Desktop Review
Applicants complete and submit an International AEP APPLICATION FORM

An APPLICATION GUIDE is available to assist applicants in understanding the requirements for the application. 

Review of the information and documents submitted with the International AEP Application Form to demonstrate equivalency of the ESSA AES, AEP and recency of practice requirements. 

Stage 2: AEP Theoretical Examination

Submit AEP Theoretical Examination Registration Form
   On-line examination with invigilator supervision

Submit Invigilator Assessment Form
   Initial fee: $700.00

Re-sit fee: $500.00
Stage 3: AEP Practical Examination

Submit AEP Practical Examination Registration Form
   Face-to-face practical examination with simulated clients. Examinations are offered at selected times in Brisbane.     Initial fee: $1,200.00        

Re-sit fee: $1,200.00


Applicants must pass each stage of the process before they can apply for the subsequent stage. Applicants will be required to submit for Stage 1 (the Desktop Review) at least four months before the date of a practical examination.