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Locate an accredited exercise professional in your area via post code (AEP, AES, ASpS).

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Exercise Right

How our professionals inspire and inform ALL Australians to be healthier and more active.

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View all the upcoming professional development opportunities that ESSA offers!

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Verify the ESSA accreditation status of an exercise and sports science individual.

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Who we are

Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) is a peak professional organisation representing more than 8,000 members. We are committed to establishing, promoting and representing the career paths of tertiary-trained exercise and sports science practitioners including Accredited Exercise Physiologists, Accredited Exercise Scientists, Accredited Sports Scientists & Accredited High Performance Managers.

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Professional Development

ESSA Standards & Compliance Online Course

ESSA’s Standards & Compliance online course has been developed for AEPs to understand their minimum requirements for providing services within the various compensable schemes in Australia. It also inc...

Date: 01/01/2021

Time: 12:00 AM

CPD: 5

Location: Online

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Mental Health Applied Skills and Knowledge (ASK)

ESSA’s first ASK professional development has been developed to build applied skills and knowledge to work in the field of mental health. This suite of PD is designed to be accessible to all our membe...

Date: 30/08/2021

Time: 12:00 AM

CPD: 1.5 per unit

Location: Online

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ESSA Sports Science Twitter Conference 2021

We are delighted to introduce the second ESSA Sports Science Twitter Conference 2021. This event will aim to showcase the latest in sports science research and practice and continue to foster a strong...

Date: 06/12/2021

Time: 12:00 AM

Location: Twitter, Online

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ESSA Standards & Compliance Online Course

Time: 12:00 AM, 01/01/2021

CPD: 5

Location: Online

Mental Health Applied Skills and Knowledge (ASK)

Time: 12:00 AM, 30/08/2021

CPD: 1.5 per unit

Location: Online

ESSA Sports Science Twitter Conference 2021

Time: 12:00 AM, 06/12/2021

Location: Twitter, Online

Pulmonary Consequence of COVID-19 Webinar

Time: 06:00 PM, 08/12/2021

CPD: 1.5

Location: Online

Chronotropic Incompetence and Exercise Programming Webinar

Time: 12:00 PM, 10/12/2021

CPD: 1.5

Location: Webinar

News & Media Releases

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ESSA launches eBook to encourage Aussies with disabilities to move more

As we celebrate International Day of People with Disability this Friday, 3rd December 2021, Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) is today proud to launch their seventh free eBook, ‘Exercise for Disabilities’.

30/11/2021

Launch of Health and Exercise Professional Forum

Several Australian peak professional and industry organisations in the health and exercise sectors have come together to form the Health and Exercise Professional Forum (HEPF), a collaboration with the aim to communicate a shared position to Governme

29/11/2021

Doctors encouraged to prescribe exercise as medicine to patients

This week, ESSA is promoting “Exercise Right for Doctors Week”, a campaign aimed at educating doctors, nurses and health care professionals about the benefits of prescribing exercise as medicine.

16/11/2021

ESSA announces its latest Fellowship recipients

ESSA would like to announce that the newest Fellowship recipients are: Dr Nicolas Hart; Professor Belinda Beck; and Dr Kate Pumpa.

15/11/2021

Pre-Exercise Screening Systems

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ESSA's
Research Portal

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Healthy Eating Activity & Lifestyle (HEAL™)

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Thinking of a career in exercise and sports science?

ESSA is the membership and accreditation body for four categories of exercise professionals. Let us guide you to a career in Exercise & Sports Science.

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Advertising or partnering with ESSA

ESSA has a range of different advertising channels that can provide maximum exposure of your product or service to a range of professionals.

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Information for the public and employers

Learn about the different types of degree qualified exercise professionals, how they are recognised, and which type is right for you business.

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Acknowledgement of Country

Exercise & Sports Science Australia respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the country on which we work.

Professional Development Hub

Formal and structured PD for maintaining the knowledge and skills of ESSA professionals.

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ESSA podcasts

ESSA podcasts are a type of ESSA PD, and are the recordings of ESSA webinars

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