Media Releases

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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.


Find out how exercise changes lives this Exercise Right Week

The countdown is on for Exercise Right Week 2021 – running from Monday, 24 May to Sunday, 30 May – as ESSA strives to keep Australians of all ages active and healthy whilst guided by ESSA accredited exercise professionals.


Celebrating Professor Steve Selig, ESSA’s newest Life member

At the ESSA AGM, we said farewell to Professor Steve Selig, who stepped down from his role as Elected Director of the ESSA Board after 16+ years of service. Steve was then presented with Life membership to commemorate this achievement.


ESSA 2021 Annual General Meeting sees appointment of newly Elected Directors

Last night, ESSA held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) which was attended by its members. Thank you to all those who joined the AGM virtually and was involved in the proceedings.


Summary of the Australian 2021-2022 Budget and its impact on the exercise & sports science industry

The Australian Government released the 2021-2022 Budget on Tuesday. Full details of the Health Portfolio Budget information (including sport) is available here.


Pre-exercise screening tool for physical activity/exercise during pregnancy

Australian organisations ESSA, Sports Medicine Australia, and Fitness Australia are proud to support the recently launched screening tool, ‘Screening Tool for Physical Activity/Exercise During Pregnancy’.


Launch of a ‘Pre-Exercise Screening System for Young People’ for the health and fitness industry

In collaboration with Sports Medicine Australia and Fitness Australia, ESSA is today pleased to announce the launch of the newly developed Pre-Exercise Screening System for Young People (PSS-YP).