New report explores the future of the exercise and sports science workforce
The exercise and sports science workforce plays an important role in building a more active and healthier Australia. The workforce is engaged across different sectors and provides a variety of services to the community in various settings across Australia.
Through evidence-based practice, including the use of behaviour change processes, accredited exercise and sports science professionals can empower the nation to engage in a cultural shift towards a more active and healthier Australia.
Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) has reviewed and identified the key themes facing the current exercise and sports science workforce and is today launching the 2019 Future Workforce Report
which explores the future of the workforce and the opportunities and barriers that may arise.
“This report has been compiled through the engagement of both exercise and sports science professionals and thought leaders across a wide range of industries. It provides detailed discussion and analysis of the future workforce for the exercise and sports science profession and industry in Australia,” says Anita Hobson-Powell, ESSA Chief Executive Officer.
"ESSA accredited professionals currently work in a range of roles and a variety of settings. Even so, both internal industry trends and external societal influences will combine to shape the industry and profession of the future.”
The Future Workforce Report provides insight into the trends and opportunities that are emerging for exercise and sports science professionals and considerations of the key drivers for potential change.
“These actions would increase the capacity, reach and influence of the exercise and sports science workforce, leading to an expanded range of roles for the profession and the emergence of a more active and healthier Australia.”
To access the 2019 Future Workforce Report, please visit the ESSA website