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Ways to Join ESSA

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There are many ways to join ESSA – click on the link that suits your needs.

Please Note: The 2017 application forms are now available. Applications received by the ESSA National Office in 2017 will be subject to the 2017 fees. 

 

MEMBERSHIP 

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GRADUATE ENTRY Assessment

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ACCREDITATION 

 

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The ESSA application forms include links to documents, including examples that aim to assist applicants when completing application forms. For frequently used documents, such as the ESSA logbook template, supervisor form templates and practicum guides, please click here

 


I want to be a STUDENT MEMBER

Student membership is available to students in the process of completing a minimum AQF Level 7 qualification, leading to the award of a Bachelor degree in the field of exercise and sports science.

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Please click the relevant link for your application type:

Student Membership Form – New Member (ONLINE FORM)

Student Membership Form – 2017 Renewing Member (ONLINE FORM)

 

Student Membership Form – New member (PDF)

 

2017 Cost: Complimentary!

 


I want an ASSESSMENT for POSTGRADUATE ACCREDITED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST (AEP) study 

Graduate entry assessment is available to individuals who have completed or are enrolled in a final semester of a minimum AQF Level 7 qualification, leading to the award of a Bachelor degree in or related to the field of exercise and sports science, AND are applying to undertake postgraduate study in the near future in order to become an AEP.

 

There are two types of application forms depending on the study undertaken: 

NUCAP:

Application form for individuals who have completed or about to complete a NUCAP* qualification (PDF)

*NUCAP is the acronym for National University Course Accredited Program i.e. a course approved by ESSA.

A full list of NUCAP courses can be found here.

 

NON-NUCAP:

Application form for individuals who have completed or about to complete a non NUCAP qualification (PDF)

 

2017 Cost:

NUCAP applications: $42.00 processing fee

NON-NUCAP applications: $175.00 processing fee

 

Supplementary Documents

Templates and Examples of Supervisor Forms, Logbooks And Practicum Guides 

 

 


I want to be a FULL MEMBER

Full membership is available to graduates of a minimum AQF Level 7 qualification, leading to the award of a Bachelor degree, AND have completed the equivalent of one full time year of an exercise and sports science qualification AND have completed a minimum of 80 hours industry experience in the exercise and sports science field.

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2017 ESSA Full Membership FORM (PDF)

 

2017 Cost: $292.00

 


I want to be an ACCREDITED EXERCISE SCIENTIST (AES)

Exercise Science Accreditation (AES) is available to graduates of a minimum AQF Level 7 qualification, leading to the award of a Bachelor degree, who are able to satisfy the ESSA Exercise Science (ES) Standards, including 140 hours of practical experience.

There are two types of application forms depending on the study completed:

NUCAP:

AES application form for individuals who have completed a NUCAP* qualification (PDF)

*NUCAP is the acronym for National University Course Accredited Program i.e. a course approved by ESSA.

A full list of NUCAP courses can be found here: https://www.essa.org.au/education-providers/accreditedcourses/accreditation-full/

 

NON-NUCAP:

AES application form for individuals who have completed a non NUCAP qualification (PDF)

 

2017 Cost: 

Accreditation with membership: $358.50

Accreditation only (non-member): $323.00

  

Supplementary Documents

Templates and Examples of Supervisor Forms, Logbooks And Practicum Guides 

 

 


I want to be an ACCREDITED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST (AEP) (Including AES)

Exercise physiology accreditation (AEP) is available to domestic graduates of a National University Course Accredited Program (NUCAP) exercise physiology qualification OR international graduates who can satisfy the ESSA Exercise Science and Exercise Physiology standards via the four stage International Accreditation pathway.

*NUCAP is the acronym for National University Course Accredited Program i.e. a course approved by ESSA.

A full list of NUCAP courses can be found here: https://www.essa.org.au/education-providers/accreditedcourses/accreditation-full/

 

There are four types of application forms depending on the study completed:

AEP application form for individuals who have completed a 4 year NUCAP qualification in clinical exercise physiology (PDF)

AEP application form for individuals who have completed a NUCAP undergraduate (UG) qualification + a NUCAP post graduate (PG) qualification (PDF)

AEP application form for individuals who have completed non NUCAP undergraduate (UG) qualification + a NUCAP post graduate (PG) qualification (PDF)

International pathway – for international graduates that have completed a minimum of 4 years university study

 

2017 Cost:

Accreditation with membership: $645.50

Accreditation only (non-member): $581.00

 

Supplementary Documents

Templates and Examples of Supervisor Forms, Logbooks And Practicum Guides 

 

 


I want to be an ACCREDITED SPORTS SCIENTIST (ASpS) 

This application is now available for those wishing to apply for

 

2017 Cost: $236.00 

 

Application guides for the forms above:

ASpS Level 1 Application Guide

ASpS Level 2 Application Guide 

 

Accredited Sports Scientist and Accredited High Performance (Sports Science/Sports Medicine) Manager Grandfathering Guide 

 


 

I want to be an ACCREDITED HIGH PERFORMANCE MANAGER (AHPM) 

Accredited High Performance Sports Science Manager (AHPM) Level 2

Accredited High Performance Manager (AHPM) Grandfathering Application Form

 

2017 Cost: $236.00 

  

Application guide for the form above:

AHPM Level 2 Application Guide

Accredited Sports Scientist and Accredited High Performance (Sports Science/Sports Medicine) Manager Grandfathering Guide 

 


I want to be an ACADEMIC member

Academic membership is available to individuals with a 50% appointment at a university or research institution in the area of exercise and sports science.

2017 Academic Membership Form (PDF)

 

2017 Cost: $145.50

 


I want to be an ASSOCIATE member

Associate membership is available to individuals in other professional fields whose qualifications would not satisfy the criteria for Full membership of ESSA, but whose degree may contribute to the field of exercise and sports science in Australia.

2017 Associate Membership Form (PDF) 

 

2017 Cost: $145.50 

 


I want FELLOW or LIFE membership 

Fellow and Life membership is available to Full members of ESSA.

It recognises those who have achieved a high level of professional accomplishment, responsibility and service to ESSA. Applications are accepted biannually on 30th June and 1st December. If you would like further information please contact the ESSA National office on 07 3171 3335.  

2017 Fellowship Application Form

 

2017 Cost: $50.00 application fee