In collaboration with Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) and Fitness Australia, Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) has launched the newly developed Adult Pre-Exercise Screening System (APSS), which includes an updated Screening Tool and User Guide. These are available in the links below and are used at Full Circle Wellness to help us better understand your needs.

Pre-exercise screening is used to identify people who may have medical conditions which put them at a higher risk of an adverse event during physical activity/exercise. It is a filter or ‘safety net’ to help determine if the potential benefits of exercise outweigh the risks for an individual.

The Adult Pre-Exercise Screening System (APSS) has been a guiding resource for the health and fitness professions for several years. The system provides an evidence-based system for identifying and managing health risks for exercise However, after an extensive review, it has been amended to adopt a global approach to pre-exercise screening. The APSS has become a prominent and valuable tool that has helped to enhance the safety and effectiveness of exercise delivery throughout Australia.

The screening tool has been updated to reflect international trends in exercise prescription for people who are starting an exercise program. It provides consistency for both consumers and professionals and sets a benchmark for the standard of care in fitness-related health promotion

To access the Adult Pre-Exercise Screening System, including the Screening Tool and User Guide, please click o the images below.


Please complete this form prior to visiting us.

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Use this guide to help you complete the Screening Tool.

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