Member Statement: ESSA announce signing of MOU with CSEP
 
Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) are pleased to announce the signing of an updated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

The MOU outlines a commitment to partnership between ESSA and CSEP, which will enhance the activities of each organisation and foster an international co-operation for the benefit of all professions and professionals involved within the respective organisations.

“ESSA’s collaboration with CSEP aims to broaden the opportunities for our respective members through research exchange, networking and professional development, as well as to strengthen the field of exercise science and exercise physiology research and development internationally,” says Ms. Anita Hobson-Powell, ESSA Chief Executive Officer.

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) is the Gold Standard in exercise science and personal training in Canada. It is the resource of translating advances in exercise science research into the promotion of fitness, performance, and health outcomes for Canadians. Founded in 1967, CSEP is a voluntary organization composed of professionals interested and involved in the scientific study of exercise physiology, exercise biochemistry, fitness and health. CSEP's over 5000 members include leading experts in the field and the best qualified exercise professionals in Canada who bring science to practice through their knowledge and skills.

Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) is the peak professional body representing high education qualified exercise and sports science professionals, academics and researchers across Australia. ESSA is the recognised provider of an exercise and sports science quality assurance accreditation for the professions. ESSA’s mission is to provide national leadership and advocacy on key issues relating to exercise and sports science, and to provide support for its members and the community through fostering excellence in professional practice, education and training, and research to enhance the health and performance of all Australians.

“We are excited to work with ESSA to advance the field of exercise science and physiology internationally. Collaborating with international organizations who share our commitment to bringing science to practice provides members added value and new opportunities to connect with a global community," says Dr. Panagiota (Nota) Klentrou, Chair, CSEP Board of Directors.

The MOU will provide a global presence for members, offering continuing education registrations to partner organisations’ members at the same rate offered to the local member. Each organisation will provide information that may help improve the recognition of sport and exercise science services with health funds, governments and regulatory bodies.

For more information on ESSA, visit: www.essa.org.au
For more information on CSEP, visit: www.csep.ca