Who we are


Founded in 1991 Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA), formerly known as the Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS), is a professional organisation which is committed to establishing, promoting and defending the career paths of tertiary trained exercise and sports science practitioners.

Our Vision
To enhance performance, health and well-being through the science of exercise and sport.

Our Mission
Lead and promote excellence in exercise and sports science for the benefits of society and the professions. 

Our Values
Quality - Responsibility - Leadership - Passion - Customer Service


Who are ESSA accredited professionals?


Degree qualified exercise professionals can be recognised under the following accreditation types:

Accredited Exercise Scientists (AES) – use exercise to improve health, well-being and fitness
Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP) – use exercise to help manage chronic conditions, disability and injuries 
Accredited Sports Scientists (ASpS) – use exercise to improve sporting performance
Accredited High Performance Managers (AHPM) – manage a range of performance services for elite sport