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Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) is a peak professional organisation representing about 11,000 members, including student members. We are committed to establishing, promoting and representing the career paths of tertiary-trained exercise and sports science practitioners including Accredited Exercise Physiologists, Accredited Exercise Scientists, Accredited Sports Scientists & Accredited High Performance Managers.

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Professional Development


Partner PD: Foundations of Precision Health & Exercise

This comprehensive video course, will empower you with the essential knowledge and expertise to thrive in this trans-formative era, ensuring you're not left behind....

Date: 01/01/2023

Time: 12:00 AM

CPD: 2

Location: Online

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Exercise to Promote Neuroplasticity Workshop

The ESSA Victoria State Chapter invites you to join them for a Workshop for all Victorian based Accredited Exercise Physiologists, Accredited Exercise Scientists, Accredited Sports Scientists and stud...

Date: 07/10/2023

Time: 09:00 AM

CPD: 4.5

Location: Thomastown

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2023 ESSA Western Australia State Symposium

The ESSA WA State Chapter invites you to join them for an unmissable event!...

Date: 21/10/2023

Time: 08:30 AM

CPD: 6

Location: Perth

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The Impact of Peripheral Arterial Disease on Gait Webinar

Time: 04:00 PM, 03/10/2023

CPD: 1.5

Location: Online

Practical Approaches to Improve Recovery Webinar

Time: 01:00 PM, 04/10/2023

CPD: 1.5

Location: Online

Communication with Stakeholders and Athletes Webinar

Time: 01:00 PM, 18/10/2023

CPD: 1.5

Location: Online

Exercise for ADHD Webinar

Time: 12:00 PM, 27/10/2023

CPD: 1.5

Location: Online

The Trauma-informed Practitioner Webinar

Time: 09:30 AM, 02/11/2023

CPD: 1.5

Location: Online

Media Releases

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ESSA members are available to comment on a range of health and exercise topics.

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ESSA’s Position on the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the Voice to Parliament

ESSA encourages all Australians to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, and to participate in the celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. ESSA stands with our First Nations peoples...


ESSA Members Empower Health and Well-being by Reducing the Bur

The AIHW report highlights that chronic conditions, including coronary heart disease, dementia, back pain and problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and anxiety disorders, contribute significantly to the burden of disease across the


ESSA releases new National Workforce Profile Report

A National Workforce Profile Report provides a range of new insights into ESSA's accredited exercise professionals, utilising data from the 2022 member renewal process.


BASES signs updated MoU with ESSA

Members of ESSA will benefit from a renewed partnership with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), which ensures access to a range of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities at the same rate as BASES’ members


Pre-Exercise Screening Systems

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Research Portal

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Healthy Eating Activity & Lifestyle (HEAL™)

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Thinking of a career in exercise and sports science?

ESSA is the membership and accreditation body for four categories of exercise professionals. Let us guide you to a career in Exercise & Sports Science.

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Advertising or partnering with ESSA

ESSA has a range of different advertising channels that can provide maximum exposure of your product or service to a range of professionals.

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Information for the public and employers

Learn about the different types of degree qualified exercise professionals, how they are recognised, and which type is right for you business.

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Acknowledgement of Country

Exercise & Sports Science Australia respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the country on which we work.

Professional Development Hub

Formal and structured PD for maintaining the knowledge and skills of ESSA professionals.

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ESSA podcasts

ESSA podcasts are a type of ESSA PD, and are the recordings of ESSA webinars

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