Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and Clinical Exercise Physiology Association (CEPA) are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), effectively from 1st December 2016.
The MOU outlines a collaborative relationship between ESSA and the CEPA, which will enhance the activities of each organization and foster an international co-operation for the benefit of all professions and professionals involved within the respective organizations.
“ESSA’s new strategic plan looks to demonstrate leadership in exercise and sports science internationally and establishing collaboration with alike international organizations will not only help to develop ESSA as a professional body, but also help to develop the profession internationally”, says Ms. Anita Hobson-Powell, CEO of ESSA.
A self-governing society affiliated with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), CEPA’s primary purpose is to advance the scientific and practical application of clinical exercise physiology, with a primary focus to advance the profession of clinical exercise physiology through advocacy, education, and career development.
As the peak professional body representing qualified exercise and sports science professionals, academics and researchers across Australia, ESSA is the recognized provider of an exercise and sports science quality assurance accreditation for the profession. ESSA supports its members and the community to enhance the health and performance of all Australians.
“We at CEPA are excited about this new partnership with our colleagues in Australia. This new alliance will foster the growth of the profession of clinical exercise physiology globally. Our intention is to provide the members of both organizations with cutting edge information to enable them to provide the highest possible quality care to their patients/clients”, says CEPA President, Dr. Sam Headley.
The MOU will provide a global presence for members, offering continuing education registrations to partner organizations’ members at the same rate offered to the local member. Each organization will provide information that may help improve the recognition of exercise physiology services with health funds, governments and regulatory bodies.
For more information on ESSA, visit: http://www.essa.org.au