Awarded exclusively by Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) to university qualified health professionals who have met the stringent accreditation criteria set by the organisation. In addition, if you wish to be a Medicare, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Health fund or WorkCover provider, you must have an exercise physiology accreditation with ESSA.
An AEP is a university qualified allied health professional, who specialises in clinical exercise interventions for persons at high-risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries. These interventions are provided by exercise delivery including health and physical activity education, advice and support and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change. AEPs are the most qualified health professional to prescribe exercise for people with chronic disease.
The allied health workforce in Australia is comprised of allied health professionals and technicians, assistants and support workers who work with allied health professionals. In this definition, Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) aims only to define the allied health professions and their professionals.
It is well accepted that the allied health sub-set of the Australian health professions does not include medical, nursing or dental professionals. In both the international and national domain there is no universally accepted definition of allied health professions. Instead, a range of definitions is used in various sectors.
Graduates from an accredited NUCAP course are eligible for exercise physiology accreditation, you must be an exercise science (full) member and you must have satisfied the exercise physiology criteria listed in the application form.
* This is the fee for accreditation as an AEP however to gain accreditation as an AEP you are required to be an exercise science member. The membership fee for an exercise science member is $280 (total fee for exercise science membership and AEP accreditation is $620).
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ESSA requires accredited exercise physiologists (AEPs) and accredited sports scientists (ASps) to maintain their accreditation through continuing professional development.
Yearly requirements to maintain accreditation as an exercise physiologist/sports scientist are:
A copy of your Statement of Attainments for CPR and first aid must be with your CPD logbook yearly and if you are selected in ESSA’s CPD compliance audit, these must be produced.
If a member is accredited as both an AEP and an ASp a total of 20 CPD points are required per year.
If you have any questions or for more information, please contact the ESSA office on 07 3862 4122 or via email email@example.com