Media Releases

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Accredited Sports Scientists to secure pay day with new ESSA salary guide

ESSA has launched a salary guide for Accredited Sports Scientists today, to future-proof the vital work that the profession has been recently conducting to bring home gold for Australia and in the lead-up to the 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games.


ESSA position statement on the role of physical activity in the management of obesity in adults

Today ESSA announces the launch of our latest position statement on physical activity in the management of obesity in adults, published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (JSAMS).


Exercise for the Right Reasons this Women’s Health Week

It’s Women’s Health Week and ESSA is encouraging Australian women to stop focusing on the scales when it comes to exercise, and to instead be motivated by the wide range of health and well-being benefits physical activity provides.


ESSA releases position statement on the benefits of exercise for people with multiple sclerosis

Today ESSA is proud to announce the launch of our latest position statement on exercise for people with mild to moderate multiple sclerosis (MS), published on 24th August 2021 in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (JSAMS).


NAIDOC Week 2021: Embrace culture when using physical activity to close the health gap

As we celebrate NAIDOC Week, ESSA wants to ensure that closing the health gap remains a top priority for our Australian Government.


Why you should be keeping active this Aussie winter

As we all start to feel the cold onset of winter – some places in Australia much more than others! – ESSA is reminding Aussies that keeping active and exercising is still just as important in the colder seasons as the warmer ones.


ESSA launches eBook to encourage Aussie men to look after their health with physical activity

As we celebrate Men’s Health Week this week – running from 14–20 June 2021 – ESSA are proud to launch their sixth free eBook, ‘Exercise & Men’s Health’ to help encourage more men to look after their physical and mental health.


Australia leads pain management sector with the release of new action plan

ESSA commends Government for recently launching the National Strategic Action Plan for Pain Management to improve the lives of the 3.4 million Australians living with chronic pain.


COVID-19 Victoria Communique 27 May 2021

COVID-19 Communiques for Victorian Accredited Professionals.


Exercise is Medicine Australia celebrates 10 year anniversary!

This week we celebrate 10 years of Exercise is Medicine® Australia, with the official launch at Olympic Park in Sydney, NSW being held on the 20 May 2011.