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ADULT PRE-EXERCISE SCREENING

ADULT PRE-EXERCISE SCREENING SYSTEM (APSS)

Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) provides an Adult Pre-Exercise Screening System (APSS), that was created in collaboration with Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) and Fitness Australia. 

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. 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. It provides an evidence-based system for identifying and managing health risks for exercise. 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 on the links below.

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APSS SCREENING TOOL

Please complete this form prior to visiting us.

APSS USER GUIDE

Use this guide to help you complete the Screening Tool.