Exercise & Sports Science Australia


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.

Accredited Exercise Physiologists


Accredited exercise physiologists specialise in clinical exercise interventions for persons at high-risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries. These interventions are provided by exercise delivery including health and physical activity education, advice and support; and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.


AEPs are recognised allied health professionals displaying a diverse range of knowledge and skills, working across a variety of areas in the health and exercise and sports science fields. As a specialist in this field, AEPs work in areas such as public and private hospitals, primary healthcare within private or multidisciplinary clinics, population health, workplace health, workplace rehabilitation and aged care.


The aims of AEP interventions are to prevent or manage chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring one’s optimal physical function, health or wellness.


To read our scope of practice, click here.

Contact us


If you would like to contact us email us info@essa.org.au or call us on 07 3171 3335.



The Exercise Right website is designed to give you general exercise advice written by professionals in exercise and sports science. Any advice given in Exercise Right however is not a substitute for professional medical advice and we therefore do not accept any liability for the information provided. To ensure you are exercising right for you and your uniqueness we recommend contacting your local accredited exercise professional.