Alliances of ESSA

ESSA has alliances with the following:

Australasian Society for Physical Activity

The Australasian Society for Physical Activity (ASPA) is a professional society to advance the science and practice of physical activity in Australia, New Zealand, and South East Asia. ESSA has an MOU with ASPA.

Biokinetics Association of South Africa

The Biokinetics Association of South Africa (BASA) is a professional body representing approximately 3,000 registered biokineticists in South Africa and internationally. ESSA has an MOU with BASA.

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK. ESSA has an MOU with BASES.

Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) is a voluntary organisation composed of professionals interested and involved in the scientific study of exercise physiology, exercise biochemistry, fitness and health. ESSA has an MOU with CSEP.

Council of Heads of Exercise, Sport and Movement Sciences (CHESMS)

The Council of Heads of Exercise, Sport and Movement Sciences (CHESMS) was established to promote exercise, sport and movement sciences as areas of higher education study and research for the benefit of the Australian community.  We welcome members from all Australian Universities which provide degree programs in exercise, sport and movement sciences.  For further information on CHESMS or to find out more about applying to join, please contact Dr Jena Buchan on jena.buchan@griffith.edu.au.     

Disability Sports Australia

Disability Sports Australia (DSA) is Australia’s peak national body representing athletes with a physical disability. Their missions is to enable more Australians with a disability be more active more often. ESSA has an MOU with DSA.

The European College of Sport Science

The European College of Sport Science (ECSS) is an international non-profit organisation founded in Nice, France in 1995. Its purpose is the promotion of science and research, with special attention to the interdisciplinary fields of sport science and sports medicine. The ECSS associates scientists committed to the ECSS mission by individual membership. By organising annual scientific congresses the ECSS provides a networking platform to share your knowledge.

Physical Activity Australia

Physical Activity Australia is dedicated to advocacy, to supporting people to be more active, and to representing exercise professionals. Established in 1982 and with nearly 30 years‘ experience, they are Australia’s leading organisation working towards change and improvement to physical activity environments. 

Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand

Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand (SESNZ) is a not-for-profit incorporated society acting as the professional body for New Zealand’s sport and exercise scientists, practitioners and students. ESSA has an MOU with SESNZ.

Sports Medicine Australia

Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) is Australia’s peak national umbrella body for sports medicine and sports science, and is widely acknowledged overseas as the world’s leading multi-disciplinary sports medicine body. SMA through its individual and organisational members is Australia’s peak advisory body on all medical and health issues for active people – from weekend enthusiasts of all ages through to elite level competition.