SESNZ Symposium

We work hard to give you member benefits and we hope you’ll be tempted with our FREE Performance and Recovery Symposium in Christchurch 18th May 2018.  We are delighted to have Associate Professor Nic Gill, All Blacks Strength and Conditioning Coach and Assoc. Prof. at the University of Waikato, Associate Professor Rob Duffield, Sport & Exercise Science Group at the University of Technology, Sydney and Head of Research Football Federation Australia, and Dr Matt Driller, Head of Performance Physiology at High Performance Sport New Zealand and Senior Lecturer at the University of Waikato.  Register online or email our National Manager, Vanessa on
CPD points = 5

SESNZ Annual Conference 26th and 27th October 2018, Dunedin

We are very excited about organising this year’s Conference because we can reveal that we are having the following streams:
  • Clinical Exercise Science
  • High Performance Sport
  • Nutrition
As the final touches are being made to the programme this month watch out for our Early Bird ticket pricing.
CPD points = 10

Message from the Board

Welcome to our second enewsletter, it is great to be able to bring you updates of the activities that  the SESNZ Board have been pursuing on behalf of members to provide value for money for membership and to provide great PD and networking opportunities.

As promised at the 2017 Conference we have now established and launched a CPD scheme for members which provides CPD points for a wide range of professional development activities including attendance at the SESNZ conference, workshops and symposia.  We will on May 18th 2018, launch our first of a regular series of Symposia (two in each year, one in the North Island, one in the South Island) which provide CPD opportunities with interesting and relevant topics at each symposium.  The first symposium, which will be held in Christchurch (details above), will focus on the important topic ‘Performance and Recovery’.

We are carrying out further work on the implementation of the accreditation scheme and plan to be in a position to launch the S&C accreditation at the Conference in October, along with progressing each of the other disciplines for accreditation. Further details of the accreditation scheme can be found on the SESNZ website.  We are finalising the keynote presenters for the Conference in October and we will send information on these speakers in the very near future.  Please make a note of the 26th and 27th October for your diaries and we look forward to seeing you in Dunedin for the 2018 Conference which is hosted by the University of Otago.

If there are any suggestions for activities or value that SESNZ can add for you as a member do  not hesitate to contact us.

The SESNZ Board

ESSA Webinars

Here is the link for information on the next ESSA webinar:
ESSA Webinar

Don’t forget to use your SESNZ membership number to access discounted ESSA webinars using the registration form on this link:
SESNZ webinar registration


ASC announces ESSA’s involvement in the national accreditation scheme for sport scientists

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) has announced national accreditation schemes for sport scientists, ensuring rigorous governance measures to protect athletes and the integrity of Australian sport.

Within the accreditation scheme, the ASC recommends Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) as the accrediting body for sport scientists, including but not limited to physiologists, biomechanists, performance analysts, skill acquisition specialists and strength scientists.

“ESSA welcomes the decision from the ASC regarding the requirements of accreditation for the sports science industry. We look forward to working with our accredited professionals in maintaining the standards and integrity of sports scientists working with Australian athletes,” says ESSA Chief Executive Officer, Anita Hobson-Powell.

With this official endorsement from the ASC, ESSA is pleased to see this decision come to fruition after having it on its agenda for the past 4.5 years.

Read the full ESSA media statement here.

Read the ASC announcement here.