Practical Ethics for AES and AEPs Webinar

Practical Ethics for AES and AEPs Webinar

Practical Ethics for AES and AEPs Webinar

Ethics is often interpreted as simply compliance with rules or a code of conduct. As a compliance exercise, it may be driven by the desire to avoid punishment or penalties for infractions. However, ethics means something different: it is ‘doing the right thing’ by others. 

The general aim of the webinar is to improve ethical reasoning skills for AES and AEPs. The specific aims are to:
flesh out the meaning of ‘doing the right thing’ in professional practices
enhance the ability to identify and manage ethically dubious practices

Ethical reasoning incorporates the following five approaches and their respective principles:
Rights (respect for autonomy, duty of care, beneficence, non-maleficence)
Utilitarian (greatest good for greatest number)
Justice/Fairness (merit, equality, inclusion, equity)
Common Good (foundation conditions for good life or best practice)
Virtue (valued and relevant character traits)

Upon completion of the webinar, participants should be able to demonstrate the following:
the ability to use the rights approach to evaluate professional problems and defend solutions
the ability to use the utilitarian approach to evaluate professional problems and defend solutions
the ability to use the justice/fairness approach to evaluate professional problems and defend solutions

Presented by Dr Dennis Hemphill

Dr Dennis Hemphill is an ethics and integrity educator working to support the development of applied ethical reasoning for practitioners in the sport, fitness, health and education industries. 

Dennis has delivered professional ethics webinars and workshops for several organisations, including ESSA, Victoria University (VU) the Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership, and the AFL. 
Dennis has had extensive academic teaching, research and professional/industry experience in clinical exercise and rehabilitation, sport science and research, physical education, coaching and sport management. In addition to his academic role, Dennis has served as Head of School of Sport and Exercise Science at VU, participated in the ESSA Sport Scientist Accreditation Working Party, and served as Chair of the ESSA Ethics and Disciplinary Committee.


Thursday, 30 November 2023
12:00pm - 1:30pm AEDT
Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Daylight Time. 
Your local time will be: 
 ACT:          12:00pm - 1:30pm 
 NSW:    12:00pm - 1:30pm
 NT:    10:30am - 12:00pm
 QLD:    11:00am - 12:30pm
 SA:    11:30am - 1:00pm
 TAS:    12:00pm - 1:30pm
 VIC:    12:00pm - 1:30pm
 WA:    9:00am - 10:30am
Please note: This is a live webinar and needs to be watched at the specified time above. If you are unable to watch the webinar live, it will be produced as an online activity and can be purchased within the following month.

Rates per person

 ESSA Member          $30.00
 Non-Member    $50.00
 ESSA Student Member    $15.00
 Student Non-Member    $25.00
Please see terms & conditions for registration type definitions.

Access to Webinar

You will be emailed a link to access the webinar approximately one hour prior to the scheduled start time.

Target Audience

Any Accredited Exercise Scientist, Accredited Exercise Physiologist



Online: After signing into your ESSA profile, select the blue "Register Now" button 
Manual Form: click here

Registration for this professional development will close at 10:00am AEDT, Thursday, 30 November 2023.

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