Accredited High Performance Managers (AHPM) are highly experienced sports scientists who specialise in overseeing a team’s sports science/sports medicine services. They have advanced skills and knowledge which are applied to lead programs for high performance, elite and professional sports and athletes.
Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) is the peak professional body and sole accrediting body for Accredited High Performance Managers. ESSA is also the accrediting body for Accredited Exercise Physiologists, Accredited Exercise Scientists and Accredited Sports Scientists.
To gain AHPM accreditation with ESSA, an individual must:
NB. Other pathways may be available. Please contact the ESSA Office for more information.
To maintain accreditation with ESSA, an Accredited High Performance Manager is required to:
Accredited High Performance Managers can work in a number of environments, including but not limited to:
At all times an ESSA Accredited High Performance Manager makes the wellbeing of the athlete, the team, and other service users their primary concern by providing the utmost duty of care and never recommending the use of any substance or practice that might knowingly cause the harm to the service user.