PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS


The professional standards describes the knowledge and skills expected of entry level exercise and sports science professionals.

The standards are targeted to people wanting to gain accreditation. They are also a guide for developing courses that lead to accreditation.   

 

Exercise Science Standards

The Accredited Exercise Science (AES) Standards are based on the minimum knowledge and skills required to work in all areas of exercise science.

The AES Standards aim to guide development of exercise science courses that lead to an Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Level 7 Bachelor Degree qualification. 

ESSA may accredit people with an appropriate qualification and who meet the ESSA Exercise Science Standards as an Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES).

A person must gain this accreditation before seeking other ESSA accreditations.

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Accredited Exercise Physiologist Professional Standards

The AEP Professional Standards are based on the minimum knowledge and skills for a person to start work in clinical exercise physiology.

The AEP Professional Standards are intended to guide development of courses that lead to an AQF Level 7 four year Bachelor Degree qualification or above. 

ESSA may accredit people with an appropriate qualification and who also meet the Exercise Science Standards and AEP Professional Standards as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP).

AEPs are recognised in Australia as allied health professionals and are entitled to seek a Medicare Provider number.

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Accredited Sports Scientist Level 1 Standards

The Sports Scientist Professional Standards Level 1 are workforce based competency standards. 

The Sports Scientist Professional Standards for Level 1 describe what is required to practise lawfully, safely and effectively as a sports scientist.

ESSA may accredit persons who meet these standards as Accredited Sports Scientists at Level 1.

A person must gain this accreditation before seeking ESSA Accredited Sports Scientist Level 2 or Accredited High Performance Manager accreditations.

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Accredited Sports Scientist Level 2 Standards

The Accredited Sports Scientist Professional Standards Level 2 are workforce based competency standards.  They recognise people with advanced knowledge, skills and expertise in sports science who apply it in the subfields of sports science.  These subfields include: sports physiology, sports biomechanics, skills acquisition, strength science, and performance analysis.

A person must hold ESSA Accredited Sports Scientist Level 1 accreditation before seeking this accreditation. .

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Accredited High Performance Manager Standards    

The High Performance Manager Professional Standards Level 2 are workforce based competency standards.  They recognise people with the advanced and specialised knowledge and skills in management needed to lead high performance, elite and professional sport and athlete programs.

A person must hold ESSA Accredited Sports Scientist Level 1 and/or Level 2 accreditation before seeking this accreditation.

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