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Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)

ESSA is peak body for exercise and sports science in Australia. They aim to inspire all Australians to be healthier and more active, and to understand the importance of seeking out the right professional for their individual needs.

Vision and mission

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

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

How ESSA can help

Through its public awareness platform, Exercise Right, ESSA provides a range of resources that offer evidence-based, fad-free advice about exercise. Whether you’re currently inactive, living with a chronic condition, recovering from injury or wanting information about pre- and post-natal exercise, ESSA provides high quality advice backed by science. They also offer a search function which allows you to find a university-qualified exercise professional in your area.

Programs, apps and tools

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

Last reviewed: February 2020

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