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More funding needed to improve Australia’s physical inactivity crisis

Posted on 1/11/2019
With only 34.1% of Australians meeting the physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines, ESSA is urgently calling for the government to implement a firmer strategy to increase these low statistics and keep Australians living longer and health

ESSA launches free eBook highlighting the benefits of exercise for cancer care

Posted on 22/10/2019
To help educate the Australian public as to the benefits of physical activity in cancer care, ESSA is proud to announce the launch of its latest free eBook, “Exercise & Cancer”.

Expert Panel: Cancer Treatment Plans Should Include Tailored Exercise Prescriptions

Posted on 17/10/2019
Individualised exercise prescription can improve survival and side effects, lower risks of cancer.

Investigating physical activity benefits in the aged care sector

Posted on 16/10/2019
ESSA has awarded Monash University’s School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine a tender to complete research on its national ‘Exercise Right for Active Ageing’ project for older adults.

ESSA Congratulates Latest Fellowships

Posted on 11/10/2019
ESSA Fellowship is available to Full members of ESSA and recognises those who have achieved a high level of professional accomplishment, responsibility and service to ESSA.

The importance of exercise physiologists in decreasing the risk of endometrial cancer

Posted on 17/09/2019
Endometrial cancer is the most common gynaecological cancer diagnosed in Australian women with more than 3,000 Australian women to be diagnosed in 2019.

Exercise Right: Exercise is “Powerful Stuff” for women’s health

Posted on 3/09/2019
Physical activity is vital for keeping Australian women happy, healthy and strong, and for this year’s Women’s Health Week, Exercise Right wants to remind Australian women that exercise is powerful stuff for their health.

ESSA Statement: Internship guidelines underway to protect sports science professionals

Posted on 29/08/2019
In response to this gap in the industry, ESSA have been working on a Sports Science Internship Guidelines document to aid both the intern and the employer.

ESSA Statement: Federal Government to be congratulated on health focus however guidelines and strate

Posted on 26/08/2019
An article by News Corp over the weekend titled, ‘Public servants receiving hundreds of dollars in ‘lifestyle’ allowance’ has stated that over $2 million has been provided to public servants as a ‘lifestyle contribution allowance’.

More wins for exercise physiology in the NDIS space

Posted on 2/08/2019
ESSA is excited to announce that our ongoing lobbying efforts in the NDIS space have been heard once again. The NDIS Commission has advised that exercise physiologists have now been approved to apply under the Therapeutic Supports registration group.

Exercise Right for type 2 diabetes – Movement is medicine!

Posted on 16/07/2019
This National Diabetes Week, Exercise Right is highlighting the fact that exercise can be used as medicine to both prevent and manage type 2 diabetes.

Focus on strengths when discussing the health gap this NAIDOC Week

Posted on 9/07/2019
“As we celebrate NAIDOC Week, Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) wants to ensure that closing the health gap remains a top priority for our Australian Government."

Breaking news for Accredited Exercise Physiologists under the NDIS

Posted on 25/06/2019
With great excitement, ESSA is pleased to announce the outcome of long term advocacy and lobbying efforts and share the Hon Stuart Robert MP’s media release of the NDIS increased price limits.

Importance of physical activity in reducing burden of disease in Australia

Posted on 17/06/2019
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare released their latest report, Australian Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness and death in Australia 2015, last week.

QLD State Budget continues to support physical activity

Posted on 12/06/2019
The 2019-20 Queensland Budget was tabled in State Parliament yesterday, 11 June 2019. ESSA is in support of the Queensland Government taking a proactive stance in encouraging preventative health initiatives...

New report explores the future of the exercise and sports science workforce

Posted on 11/06/2019
ESSA is today launching the 2019 Future Workforce Report which explores the future of the workforce and the opportunities and barriers that may arise.

Exercise Right: Highlighting the importance of exercise this Men’s Health Week

Posted on 11/06/2019
The lifestyles men lead can influence how healthy they are in the short and long term. In fact, 70% of a man’s overall health is controlled by his lifestyle choices, as opposed to genetics.

ESSA launches Reconciliation Action Plan to help better guide the industry

Posted on 11/06/2019
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) runs annually from 27th May – 3rd June and is a time for all Australians to learn about the shared histories, cultures and achievements of...

Media Statement: ESSA Congratulates New Federal Ministry

Posted on 27/05/2019
Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) today congratulates the new Federal Ministry announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison over the weekend.

Exercise Right Week 2019: the importance of active ageing

Posted on 20/05/2019
Keeping active is vital as we age, and this week, Exercise Right is championing this statement.