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The role of physical activity in closing the health gap for Indigenous populations

Posted on 3/21/2019
Today marks National Close the Gap Day, a time for all Australians to come together and commit to achieving health equality for...

Media Statement: ESSA Congratulates Newest Fellowships

Posted on 3/18/2019
ESSA wishes to congratulate the following three members on this achievement, and thank them for their contributions to ESSA and...

ESSA stays committed to the continuous progress of exercise and the benefits for mental illness

Posted on 3/11/2019
In 2018, the Federal Government’s budget firmly demonstrated a commitment to making the mental health of our nation a top priority...

ESSA celebrates the pioneering women in our industry on International Women’s Day

Posted on 3/8/2019
Today is International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, while...

ESSA congratulates Dr Jack Hickey, winner of 2018 ESSA Medal

Posted on 3/4/2019
ESSA congratulates Dr Jack Hickey, from the Australian Catholic University, for winning the 2018 ESSA Medal for his PhD thesis...

Exercising? Don't forget to seek advice from an accredited exercise professional

Posted on 2/19/2019
With media re-circulating about the unfortunate incident concerning a young gym user who suffered a heart attack in October 2018...

Exercising right for women’s health: the latest free eBook for Australian women

Posted on 2/11/2019
Today, ESSA launch their latest eBook, ‘Exercise & Women’s Health’, discussing the benefits of exercise for women’s health...

Exercise Right Boost for Older Australians

Posted on 2/3/2019
Older Australians’ access to exercise classes run by tertiary-qualified professionals trained in exercise received a significant boost today.

Private health insurance needs to better support basic exercise needs

Posted on 1/28/2019
Despite private health insurance (PHI) funds regularly advertising the benefits of exercise for good health, Australians are often required...

Exercise and sports science pioneers honoured in Australia Day awards

Posted on 1/26/2019
Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) congratulates all members of the exercise and sports science community who were...

The importance of sports science in Australian sport

Posted on 1/16/2019
With the announcement in late 2018 of Cricket Australia’s High Performance Manager, Patrick Howard being asked to step down...

ESSA urges Australians to speak to the right exercise professional in 2019

Posted on 1/7/2019
A new year brings the promise by many Australians to look after their health and fitness through exercise. However, the importance...

GPs urged to refer more to exercise physiologists for effective exercise interventions

Posted on 12/18/2018
GPs urged to refer more to exercise physiologists for effective exercise interventions

Member Statement: ESSA announce signing of MOU with CSEP

Posted on 12/10/2018
Member Statement: ESSA announce signing of MOU with CSEP

ESSA Statement: ESSA supports Australian Government’s obesity recommendations

Posted on 12/9/2018
ESSA Statement: ESSA supports Australian Government’s obesity recommendations

Physical activity can play a key role in breaking down disability barriers

Posted on 11/28/2018
Physical activity can play a key role in breaking down disability barriers

Global report outlines urgent need for increased physical activity in Aussie children

Posted on 11/26/2018
Global report outlines urgent need for increased physical activity in Aussie children

Engage in exercise interventions to help combat pre-diabetes

Posted on 11/14/2018
Engage in exercise interventions to help combat pre-diabetes

Using exercise to reduce the cost of mental illness to society

Posted on 10/30/2018
Using exercise to reduce the cost of mental illness to society

Exercising right for our bones this World Osteoporosis Day

Posted on 10/18/2018
Exercising right for our bones this World Osteoporosis Day