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ESSA online activities are a type of ESSA PD and are the recordings of ESSA webinars. To earn ESSA CPD points, you are required to successfully complete the course, including the assessment with an 80% assessment pass mark. CPD points and PD certificate are uploaded to your online ESSA profile within 30 days of successfully completing the online activities.

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Important Information: 

  • To access the online activity, login to the learning management system, TopClass, after purchase. If you have difficulty finding the link, your TopClass account can be accessed here. Once you have logged in to your TopClass account you can access online activities from the ‘Go to your Learning Centre' tab. 

  • Your login to TopClass will be the same as your login to your ESSA Member account.

  • To earn the applicable ESSA CPD points, you must successfully complete the course, including the assessment, and click on 'Mark as Complete', within 60 days of registration. An 80% assessment pass mark is required.

  • Only the person who purchases the online activity is eligible to earn the applicable CPD points.

  • The ESSA TopClass User Guide can be downloaded here

  • If you have any queries regarding online activities or TopClass, please contact [email protected] for assistance.

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‘I’ll take some students’

‘I’ll take some students’

This online activity helps exercise professionals develop key skills that are foundational to running good student placements....

Category: Soft skills

CPD Points: 1.5

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Adolescent Physical Activity

Adolescent Physical Activity

This presentation will focus on the 24-hour movement guidelines for children and young people ages 5-17, physical activity and sedentary behaviour patterns of adolescents (including changes over time ...

Category: Paediatrics

CPD Points: 1.5

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AEP’s in Workplace Rehabilitation

AEP’s in Workplace Rehabilitation

This online activity aims to equip AEPs with comprehensive insights into the pivotal role they play in early intervention, workplace rehabilitation, and promoting the health benefits of good work....

Category: Occupational Rehabilitation

CPD Points: 1.5

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Animals in Practice: The Scope for Exercise Physiology

Animals in Practice: The Scope for Exercise Physiology

If you have ever considered “taking your dog to work”, or even advised your clients to “get a dog” in hope that they might provide motivation for regular physical activity, then this is the online act...

Category: General Health/Wellbeing

CPD Points: 1.5

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Assessment & Prescription of Exercise in Cardiac Rehab

Assessment & Prescription of Exercise in Cardiac Rehab

This position statement provides pragmatic, evidence-based guidance for the assessment and prescription of exercise and physical activity for cardiac rehabilitation clinicians, recognising the latest ...

Category: Cardiac

CPD Points: 1.5

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Behaviour Change Strategies in Mental Health

Behaviour Change Strategies in Mental Health

ESSA’s first ASK professional development has been developed to build applied skills and knowledge to work in the field of mental health. This suite of PD is designed to be accessible to all our accre...

Category: Mental Health

CPD Points: 1.5

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Being Your Best, Without the Burnout

Being Your Best, Without the Burnout

Ultimate Self-Care Workshop for Exercise Professionals, their colleagues & clients....

Category: Mental Health

CPD Points: 1.5

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Biopsychosocial Exercise Interventions for Low Back Pain

Biopsychosocial Exercise Interventions for Low Back Pain

This online activity will explore the origins of traditional, biomedical exercise approaches to CLBP, in order to demonstrate the inconsistencies with current understandings of pain....

Category: Pain

CPD Points: 1.5

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Body Composition, Diet and Performance in AFL

Body Composition, Diet and Performance in AFL

In this online activity, A/Prof Adrienne Forsyth and Dr Sarah Jenner will present the results of qualitative research exploring the influence of body composition goals on AFL players' nutrition practi...

Category: Sports Science - All

CPD Points: 1.5

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Building Resilience in Kids After Pain and Injury

Building Resilience in Kids After Pain and Injury

This online activity will discuss why it is important for young children to understand how pain works, and how recovery works....

Category: Paediatrics

CPD Points: 1.5

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Building Stronger Athletes by Breaking the Rules

Building Stronger Athletes by Breaking the Rules

This online activity provides development opportunities for ESSA professionals to build on current evidence-based practice around programming for the athlete, to programming a supportive environment t...

Category: Sports Science - Strength Science

CPD Points: 1.5

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Child and Youth Mental Health

Child and Youth Mental Health

This online activity focuses on the important role of exercise physiology in mental health treatment and recovery and will explore different therapeutic approaches and relevant assessments when engagi...

Category: Paediatrics

CPD Points: 1.5

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Chronotropic Incompetence and Exercise Programming

Chronotropic Incompetence and Exercise Programming

This online activity will examine how to identify chronotropic incompetence and how exercise programming may be modified to allow optimal delivery....

Category: Cardiac

CPD Points: 1.5

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Clinical Reasoning

Clinical Reasoning

In this online activity, clinicians will take a deep dive into using clinical reasoning upon initial contact with a client to deduce a hypothesis regarding the client’s physiological dysfunction they ...

Category: Soft skills

CPD Points: 1.5

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Communication Skills and Strategies in Mental Health

Communication Skills and Strategies in Mental Health

ESSA’s first ASK professional development has been developed to build applied skills and knowledge to work in the field of mental health. This suite of PD is designed to be accessible to all our accre...

Category: Mental Health

CPD Points: 1.5

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Communication with Stakeholders and Athletes

Communication with Stakeholders and Athletes

This online activity will impart effective communication knowledge that will bring an established rapport between coaches and athletes and could have a significant role in contributing to the athletes...

Category: SpSc - Career

CPD Points: 1.5

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COVID-19 Exercise Guidelines

COVID-19 Exercise Guidelines

Guidelines have recently been developed in collaboration with ESSA titled, COVID-19 Exercise Guidelines. This online activity will provide an overview of recommendations provided within the guidelines...

Category: COVID-19

CPD Points: 1.5

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Creating a Thriving Private Practice

Creating a Thriving Private Practice

Owning a private practice is no different to running any business, requiring you to wear many hats and understand all aspects of running a business on top of being a qualified practitioner and focusin...

Category: Business/Career

CPD Points: 1.5

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Dissecting Arteries: SCAD & Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Dissecting Arteries: SCAD & Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) and vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (vEDS): how AEPs can work with these clients safely and effectively....

Category: Cardiac

CPD Points: 1.5

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Eastern Breath - Modern Knowledge

Eastern Breath - Modern Knowledge

Yoga and Qigong breathing exercises for Exercise Physiologists...

Category: General Health/Wellbeing

CPD Points: 1.5

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ESSA Position Stand Update: Exercise and Hypertension

ESSA Position Stand Update: Exercise and Hypertension

This online activity provides an overview of the update to the 2009 ESSA Position Statement on Exercise and Hypertension....

Category: Cardiac

CPD Points: 1.5

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ESSA Position Statement: Exercise Medicine in Cancer Mgmt

ESSA Position Statement: Exercise Medicine in Cancer Mgmt

This online activity highlights the new evidence in support of exercise post-cancer and the strengths and limitations of the wider oncology and exercise evidence base....

Category: Oncology

CPD Points: 1.5

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ESSA Position Statement: Hip/Knee Osteoarthritis

ESSA Position Statement: Hip/Knee Osteoarthritis

This online activity will provide an overview of the updated ESSA Position Statement on exercise and physical activity for people with hip/knee osteoarthritis. It will overview the current evidence fo...

Category: Chronic Diseases

CPD Points: 1.5

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ESSA Position Statement: PA in the Management of Obesity

ESSA Position Statement: PA in the Management of Obesity

In this online activity we provide an overview of the ESSA Position Statement on Physical Activity in the Management of Obesity in Adults....

Category: Chronic Diseases

CPD Points: 1.5

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Evaluating Practice and Integrating Exercise Professionals

Evaluating Practice and Integrating Exercise Professionals

ESSA’s first ASK professional development has been developed to build applied skills and knowledge to work in the field of mental health. This suite of PD is designed to be accessible to all our accre...

Category: Mental Health

CPD Points: 3

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Evidence-based Exercise for Golf

Evidence-based Exercise for Golf

Based on the largest study ever undertaken on competitive golfers, Scott's PhD research has uncovered the benchmarks golfers require to maximise performance, using a comprehensive test battery from th...

Category: Sports Science - Performance Analysis

CPD Points: 1.5

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Examining Exercise Behaviour Change

Examining Exercise Behaviour Change

This online activity aims to examine the stages of behaviour change and how it can influence a client’s exercise adherence. As well as explore the skills, such as motivational interviewing, needed to ...

Category: Soft Skills

CPD Points: 1.5

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Exercise & Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy

Exercise & Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy

This presentation will provide an up-to-date, evidence-based overview of CIPN, providing ESSA professionals with a summary of the toxicity, including causes, symptoms, yellow flags, assessments, inter...

Category: Oncology

CPD Points: 1.5

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Exercise & Prostate Cancer

Exercise & Prostate Cancer

In this online activity, you will learn about the various treatment possibilities for prostate cancer, the side effects of these treatments, with a focus on Androgen Deprivation Therapy, and how exerc...

Category: Oncology

CPD Points: 1.5

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Exercise and the Immune System

Exercise and the Immune System

Exercise is a stress, and as a result, it is both influenced and is an influencer of the immune system. It has direct effects on immune function and immune markers, and indirectly effects healthy immu...

Category: General Health/Wellbeing

CPD Points: 1.5

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Exercise Considerations for Managing Type 1 Diabetes

Exercise Considerations for Managing Type 1 Diabetes

In this online activity a handful of key tips and recommendations will be provided to help you develop an 'exercise action plan' for your clients living with type 1 diabetes....

Category: Chronic Diseases

CPD Points: 1.5

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Exercise During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Exercise During Pregnancy and Postpartum

This online activity will provide an updated overview of exercise considerations during pregnancy and the post-partum period....

Category: Women's Health

CPD Points: 1.5

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Exercise for ADHD

Exercise for ADHD

This online activity aims to provide you with the knowledge to provide more effective and targeted exercise prescription to individuals with ADHD....

Category: Disabilities

CPD Points: 1.5

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Exercise for Burn Injury

Exercise for Burn Injury

This online activity aims to provide an overview of burn injury, current practice guidelines and future directions based on the most up-and-coming research....

Category: Injury

CPD Points: 1.5

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Exercise for Cancer Therapy-Induced Cardiotoxicity

Exercise for Cancer Therapy-Induced Cardiotoxicity

This online activity will discuss the pathophysiology, risk factors, and evidence for exercise in the setting of cancer therapy-induced cardiotoxicity....

Category: Oncology

CPD Points: 1.5

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Exercise for People with Breast Cancer  - Part 1

Exercise for People with Breast Cancer - Part 1

The first of a two-part series, this online activity delves into the critical role of exercise in enhancing physical and mental well-being throughout the breast cancer journey....

Category: Oncology

CPD Points: 1.5

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Exercise for People with Breast Cancer Part 2

Exercise for People with Breast Cancer Part 2

The second of a two-part series, this online activity will discuss the importance of tailoring exercise programs to individuals with breast cancer, with a focus on adapting exercises during different ...

Category: Oncology

CPD Points: 1.5

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Exercise for People with Scleroderma

Exercise for People with Scleroderma

This online activity will discuss the pathophysiology, common treatments, and evidence of exercise in scleroderma and provide you with practical exercise considerations for when you are working with s...

Category: Chronic Diseases

CPD Points: 1.5

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Exercise for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Exercise for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

This online activity will discuss the pathophysiology, common treatments, and evidence of exercise in systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) and provide you with practical exercise considerations for when ...

Category: Chronic Diseases

CPD Points: 1.5

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Exercise in Atrial Fibrillation

Exercise in Atrial Fibrillation

This online activity focuses on the relationship of exercise in the prevention and management of AF and aims to provide an important insight on the role exercise can play in this highly prevalent hear...

Category: Cardiac

CPD Points: 1.5

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Exercise Management in Multiple Sclerosis

Exercise Management in Multiple Sclerosis

This online activity will cover key aspects relating to the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease via lifestyle management and patient care resources, health professional information to suppo...

Category: Neurological

CPD Points: 1.5

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Exercise Management of a Person with Chronic Kidney Disease

Exercise Management of a Person with Chronic Kidney Disease

This online activity will examine how exercise programming may be modified to allow optimal delivery for a person with CKD....

Category: Chronic Diseases

CPD Points: 1.5

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Exercise Management of the Person with Dyslipidaemia

Exercise Management of the Person with Dyslipidaemia

This online activity will summarise the very latest published data on identification, safety and prescribing data relevant to people with dyslipidaemia....

Category: Chronic Diseases

CPD Points: 1.5

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Exercise Management of the Person with HFpEF

Exercise Management of the Person with HFpEF

This online activity will examine how to identify heart failure and preserved ejection fraction and how exercise programming may be modified to allow optimal delivery....

Category: Cardiac

CPD Points: 1.5

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Exercise Mgmt of the Person with Cardio-oncology Symptoms

Exercise Mgmt of the Person with Cardio-oncology Symptoms

This online activity will examine how exercise programming may be modified to allow optimal delivery for a person with cardio-oncology symptoms....

Category: Cardiac

CPD Points: 1.5

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Exercise Physiology for the LGBTQIA+ Community

Exercise Physiology for the LGBTQIA+ Community

This presentation focuses on the emerging role of exercise physiology intervention for trans, non-binary and gender diverse individuals....

Category: General Health/Wellbeing

CPD Points: 1.5

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Exercise Prescription for Older Persons

Exercise Prescription for Older Persons

This online activity will discuss appropriate exercise prescription for varying demographics of the senior population....

Category: Aged Care

CPD Points: 1.5

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Exercise Prescription for Parkinson's Disease

Exercise Prescription for Parkinson's Disease

At the point of diagnosis, people with Parkinson’s are already moving 30% less than their healthy age matched counterparts. This has been shown to lead to higher rates of co-morbidity and acceleration...

Category: Neurological

CPD Points: 1.5

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Exercise Programs for Clients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth

Exercise Programs for Clients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth

Children and adults with neuropathy face challenges when trying to engage in regular sport and exercise. Special considerations for weakness, fatigue, and sensory loss faced by these patients must be ...

Category: Neurological

CPD Points: 1.5

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Exercise Treatment for Veterans with Persisting MSK Pain

Exercise Treatment for Veterans with Persisting MSK Pain

This online activity explores evidence-based best practice concerning exercise treatment for DVA entitled persons with persisting MSK pain. Consideration is also given to DVA’s arrangements for treati...

Category: Pain

CPD Points: 1.5

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Disclaimers:

  • 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 confirms that at the date of release, this professional development meets the requirements of the ESSA Continuing Professional Development Points Guidelines. The information contained in this professional development is of a general nature only, and while every effort and care has been taken to ensure that all representations are accurate as at the date of its release, ESSA accepts no legal liability for any loss or damage suffered as a result of any information provided in this professional development.
  • ESSA recommends that its members seek appropriate independent professional advice specific to their particular purposes and circumstances (including the provision of medical advice to patients) before relying on it.

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