Thinking of a career in exercise and sports science?


Who are ESSA accredited professionals?

ESSA is the membership and accreditation body for four categories of exercise 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

What to be a student member?

If you are about to start a degree or are currently enrolled, join our FREE student membership to get all the latest industry news and career development information.

ESSA Careers Guide

The ESSA Careers Guide is for anyone that is considering a career in exercise and sports science. Whether you are a school leaver, parent or guardian of a school leaver or careers advisor, or perhaps you are considering a career change, this guide aims to help inform your decision and answer questions about study, industry recognition and work opportunities. Click here to download the guide. 

Industry Information

For information about the future workforce and graduate destination information see ESSA's industry reports here.

How exercise can help Australians

ESSA’s consumer website Exercise Right for information on exercise for Adults and Kids
See Exercise is Medicine Australia for fact sheets on exercise for a variety of chronic conditions