Ways to Join Exercise & Sports Science Australia


There are a number of ways to join Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) as a member. As a member of ESSA you have access to a huge range of benefits. Please select a membership category below for more information on eligibility requirements, fees and application processes.

ESSA Accreditation and Membership Financial Terms and Conditions can be found here.

If you are seeking to apply for accreditation with ESSA or for a Graduate Entry assessment, please refer to the Accreditation section further down this page.

Retired Membership

Are you an ESSA member retiring from the workforce but wanting to remain connected to the ESSA community? Apply for discounted retired membership here.


ESSA offers four accreditations for exercise professionals: Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES), Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), Accredited Sports Scientist (ASpS) and Accredited High Performance Manager (AHPM). There are separate pathways to exercise physiology accreditation for domestic and international graduates.

Please select the relevant accreditation below for more information on pathways to accreditation, eligibility requirements and application processes.

Please note we are experiencing high volumes of applications currently and processing timelines are extended. 

Online Program

ESSA has introduced a new online program to capture all individual accreditation applications and supporting evidence. To access the new application form, select the accreditation type you wish to apply for and then select 'Apply Online.'

Graduate Entry to Exercise Physiology Study

A Graduate Entry (GE) assessment is available for eligible individuals who are preparing to enrol in an ESSA-accredited postgraduate exercise physiology course. The assessment will confirm whether you have satisfied the exercise science requirements for exercise physiology accreditation. 

To apply for a GE assessment you must have completed, or be in the final semester of, a non-ESSA accredited Bachelor degree in exercise and sports science or a related field.