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Exercise Physiology deserves NDIS Parity and Support

Posted on 25/02/2020
ESSA has today reiterated calls for greater parity for exercise physiologists under the NDIS to help better support those living with disability.

Member Statement: ESSA announces its latest Fellows

Posted on 12/02/2020
ESSA would like to announce Fellowships to Associate Professor Annette Raynor and the late Professor Nigel Stepto.

World Cancer Day: The importance of exercise within cancer care

Posted on 4/02/2020
As the research in cancer more broadly has increased, so too has the research on the benefits of exercise as medicine for cancer prevention and treatment.

Back to school? Time for parents to encourage healthy exercise habits in Aussie kids

Posted on 23/01/2020
As Australian children gear up to either start or return to school, ESSA is encouraging parents to consider introducing positive exercise habits that will support their children throughout not only their school year, but their lifetime.

ESSA continues advocacy for preventative health to be high on government’s agenda

Posted on 20/01/2020
ESSA is calling on the government and stakeholders to work harder on creating change to increase physical activity in Australians.

Exercise physiologists now delivering government subsidised classes for older Australians

Posted on 14/01/2020
ESSA is now delivering over 250 discounted group exercise classes for older Australians every week through the Exercise Right for Active Ageing (ERAA) project.

ESSA Release Sports Science Industry Development Plan 2020-2025

Posted on 8/01/2020
Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) has today released a Sports Science Industry Development Plan 2020-2025 which will guide ESSA’s operations to help develop the sports science and high performance industry.

ESSA Pre-Budget Submission Calls For Removal of GST from Exercise Physiology Services

Posted on 23/12/2019
ESSA submitted a Pre-Budget Submission calling on the Australian Government to remove Goods and Services Taxation (GST) from exercise physiology services.

Sports Science Graduate Internship Guidelines launched to protect industry’s professionals

Posted on 19/12/2019
In response to the long list of qualified sports science professionals not being rightfully or appropriately paid for their work, ESSA is proud to launch its Sports Science Graduate Internship Guidelines to aid both the intern and the employer.

ESSA congratulates 2019 Industry Award winners

Posted on 18/12/2019
Each year, ESSA awards and recognises its outstanding accredited members who demonstrate, through their practice, a thorough understanding of the discipline and a strong commitment to the profession and the industry.

Make time for physical activity this festive season

Posted on 17/12/2019
The festive season is already in full swing. As we spend this busy period eating, drinking, seeing family, heading away on holidays, etc., it’s important to keep in mind the benefits of staying active where possible.

Damning new report fails Aussie children’s physical activity levels and change must start now

Posted on 22/11/2019
A world first global report published today by the World Health Organisation in the Lancet Child Adolescent Health has provided damning statistics that Australia adolescents are alarmingly disgraceful in terms of physical activity.

Celebrating International Men’s Day with Exercise & Sports Science Role Models

Posted on 19/11/2019
Today is International Men’s Day and ESSA has recognised five men as ‘Role Models in Exercise & Sports Science’, as nominated by their peers, who are leading by example within their respective fields and the greater industry.

Referrals to exercise physiologists should be a priority for Australian GPs

Posted on 18/11/2019
To help educate doctors and practice nurses as to the importance of exercise for their patients, Exercise Right is once again partnering with Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) Australia for “Exercise Right for Doctors” week.

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.