Scopes of Practice


ESSA’s Scopes of Practice documents describe the minimum core activities, roles and professional practice standards for the ESSA accredited professions. They provide a general snapshot of the professions to help people identify the type of professional best suited to their needs. 

Accredited Exercise Physiologist 
Accredited Exercise Scientist
Accredited Sports Scientist
Accredited High Performance Manager


ESSA accredited professionals will advance or expand their practice through formal professional development and ongoing experience, and will have an ever changing individual scope of practice.

ESSA has developed a Scope of Practice Framework Policy and a Decision Tree that will assist individuals in deciding if they are competent to perform the service, and if it is ethical to do so. 

Common FAQs can be found here.


Updated July 2021