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  • 1.  
  • 2. Who is ESSA?
    • “ ESSA is a professional organisation which is committed to establishing, promoting and defending the career paths of tertiary trained exercise and sports science practitioners, who are in turn committed to best practice and client well-being”
  • 3. ESSA structure
  • 4. What does ESSA do?
    • Represents members to:
      • Federal Government
        • Dept of Health and Ageing
      • State Government (through state chapters)
        • Dept of Health
        • WorkCover/Qcomp
        • Dept of Sport and Recreation
      • Private Health Funds
  • 5. Promoting exercise physiology… to keep all Australian’s active!
  • 6. ESSA Achievements
    • 2450+ members achieved in 2009
    • Created and awarded the Tom Penrose award
    • Ran our 3 rd National Conference in 2008
    • Provided a submission to various Government enquiries:
      • Changes to the private health insurance legislation
      • Obesity task force
      • National primary health care statement
      • Preventative health taskforce
  • 7. Conferences
    • ESSA national conference
      • Melbourne 2008
      • Gold Coast 2010
    • ESSA represented at:
      • Australian Health Insurance Association’s conference
      • GP Conferences and Exhibitions
      • Sports Medicine Australia Conference
  • 8.  
  • 9. 2009 Business Forum
  • 10. ESSA 2010 Conference
  • 11. ESSA Position statements
    • Published in the Journal of Science and
    • Medicine in Sports
    • Hypertension
    • Cancer
    • Others in progress
  • 12. Student Membership
    • Current exercise science and sport science students are eligible for
    • ESSA Student Membership.
    • ONLY $33
  • 13. Benefits of being a Student Member
    • Access to Australia’s only professional accreditation scheme for exercise and sports science graduates.
    • Access to a comprehensive professional indemnity and/or public liability insurance.
    • Promotion of member services to potential employers.
    • Discounted registration to all ESSA continuing education programs.
  • 14. Benefits of being a Student Member
    • Access the members only section of the ESSA website to find:
      • Positions vacant
      • Find an exercise physiologist (helpful for practical placements)
    • Receive the ‘activate’ magazine and weekly ESSA ENEWS.
      • Positions vacant, upcoming courses, events.
    • FREE online subscription to Proquest Journals
  • 15.  
  • 16. Benefits of being a Student Member
    • Discounted registration to the ESSA biennial conference.
    • Discounts with: Hertz Rent-a-Car, travel insurance, QANTAS Club lounge memberships, Fitshop, FitBall Therapy, Brooks, Tanita, Human Kinetics Publications, Health MG and Hart Sport.
  • 17. Benefits
    • Insurance options
    • ESSA has independently sought a comprehensive insurance policy which offers public liability and professional indemnity insurance to all members (including students).
    • Specifically developed to suit ESSA members and their needs.
    • Essential for your work in the exercise science industry.
  • 18.
    • You’ve finished your studies Where to from here?
  • 19. Exercise Science Accreditation (Membership)
    • Completion of 3 or 4 year exercise and sports science degree.
    • Full membership to ESSA.
      • You are now an ‘ Exercise Scientist ’.
    • Need to now complete the full application form.
      • NUCAP students will obtain automatic membership and only need to provide personal details and a copy of transcript.
  • 20. Benefits of ESSA membership
    • Same as student membership
    • PLUS...
    • Entitlement to use ESSA nomenclature and logos.
  • 21. Exercise Science – Work Opportunities
    • Corporate Health
    • Health/Lifestyle/Wellness programs
    • Public Health
    • e.g. 10,000 steps program, Arthritis Victoria
    • Private practice
    • Exercise delivery for low-medium risk populations
    • Sports Science
    • Academies and institutes of sport, sporting clubs and associations
    • Diagnostics Investigation
    • Cardiac science, ECG
    • Occupation health and Safety
  • 22.  
  • 23. Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP)
    • Evidence of 500 hours of relevant clinical practice
      • Min 140 hours with apparently healthy
      • Min 360 hours with clinical populations
        • Min 140 hours in neuromuscular/neurological/musculoskeletal
        • Min 140 hour in metabolic/cardiopulmonary
    • Current First Aid and CPR certificate
    • Demonstrated ability to meet the necessary and sufficient knowledge, skills and competencies
    • You are now an ‘ Accredited Exercise Physiologist ’
  • 24. NUCAP courses offer accreditation at the levels of both exercise science and exercise physiology.
    • Only need to complete personal details on the application form.
    • You do not need to complete the criteria table.
    • You need 300 hours (500 from 2010) across the three fields of;
      • Apparently healthy populations,
      • Metabolic/cardiopulmonary, and
      • Neurological/neuromuscular/ musculoskeletal
      • OPTION: to complete 80 hours in any clinical condition where clinical exercise prescription is appropriate.
    • NUCAP students must submit evidence of practicum experience using the Clinical Practicum Reference forms.
  • 25. Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP)
    • Allows you to be registered with:
    • Medicare Australia
    • Dept of Veterans Affairs
    • Workcover
    • A number of private health funds
  • 26. Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP)
    • Work Opportunities
    • Hospitals
    • Private Practice
    • GP clinics
    • Community Health
    • Workplace ergonomics
    • Workplace RTW
  • 27. Accredited Exercise Physiologists… keeping all Australian’s active! www.essa.org.au
  • 28. Accredited Sport Scientist
    • Work Opportunities
    • University Sports Science labs
    • Academies of Sport
    • Institutes of Sport
    • Professional Sporting Clubs e.g. AFL, NRL etc.
    • Amateur Sporting Clubs e.g. cycling, rowing etc.
  • 29. Accredited Sport Scientist
    • A minimum of a Bachelors degree with Honours or Graduate Diploma in Exercise and Sports Science or a related discipline, with evidence of specialisation in a sub field of Sports Science.
    • A minimum of 500 hours of professional practical experience in exercise and sports science
      • Min of 350 hours under the mentorship of a Sports Scientist eligible for sports science accreditation
      • Min of 175 hour must be completed external to the training institution.
    • Current First Aid and CPR certificate
    • Demonstrated ability to meet the Necessary and Sufficient Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
    • You are now an ‘ Accredited Sports Scientist
  • 30. Join ESSA TODAY!
    • Your degree is the first step,
    • now become part of
    • your professional association!
    • Download application forms from
    • www.essa.org.au
    • or contact [email_address]

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