Who we are

Founded in 1991 Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA), formerly known as the Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS), is a professional organisation which is committed to establishing, promoting and defending the career paths of tertiary trained exercise and sports science practitioners.

Our Vision

All Australians use exercise and sports science to improve their health and performance.

Our Purpose

Provide industry leadership through advocacy, research, education and regulation to support exercise and sports science professionals and the Australian community in becoming a more active nation.

Our Values

Quality - Responsibility - Leadership - Passion - Customer Service

Our Corporate Social Responsibility Statement

Who are ESSA accredited professionals?

Degree qualified exercise professionals can be recognised under the following accreditation types:

Accredited Exercise Scientists (AES) – use exercise to improve health, well-being and fitness
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP) – use exercise to help manage chronic conditions, disability and injuries
Accredited Sports Scientists (ASpS) – use exercise to improve sporting performance
Accredited High Performance Managers (AHPM) – manage a range of performance services for elite sport