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Exercise and Maternal Health


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All pregnant women without complications are encouraged to participate in aerobic and strength-conditioning exercises as part of a healthy pregnancy to maintain a good level of fitness.

What does the evidence say? What exercises should and should not be prescribed? What signs and symptoms must we know for when to cease exercise during pregnancy? What are maternal changes during pregnancy?


Presented by Mia J Kacen, MIPH, BSc (Hons), AEP, ESSAM  

Mia J Kacen is an accredited exercise physiologist with a passion for health education. Having attained a Bachelor Degree in Health and Exercise Science with honours from the University of New South Wales, Mia then went on to complete a Masters in International Public Health from Sydney University, followed by a working internship at the World Health Organisation In 2011. In 2011, Mia was awarded with Exercise Physiologist of the Year. Mia is recognised as a pioneer and charismatic leader in her industry and is the NSW State Chapter Chair for Exercise & Sports Science Australia.

Combining passion for health and fitness with ambition and intrinsic compassion, Mia has established her own reputable brand through her independent business, ‘Mia’s Health’. ‘Mia’s Health’ is all about connecting people, coordinating networking events for entrepreneurs and health professionals and producing national professional development courses in Australia. Never one to shy away from hard work, Mia is a devoted mother of two gorgeous girls and manages to expand her business all while maintaining the same core principles of health and vitality that she extends to her clients and colleagues.  


Rates per person: 


Earlybird Rate
(closes 19 October 2017)

Standard Rate

ESSA Member $120.00 $140.00
Non Member $195.00 $215.00
ESSA Student Member $48.00 $68.00
Non Member Student $65.00 $85.00

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Brisbane, QLD 

Sunday, 19 November 2017

9:00am – 2.00pm


Important Information:

Target Audience: Any Accredited Exercise Scientists, Accredited Exercise Physiologists and/or Accredited Sports Scientists, Level 1 or Level 2

Audience Disclaimer: All accredited persons, regardless of any professional development completed/attended must refer to their accreditation’s Scope of Practice/Standards, and only treat/practice within the same.


ESSA CPD Points: 

4 ESSA CPD point landscape





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