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Professor Steve Selig holds the Chair - Clinical Exercise Science at Deakin University, where he leads the academic group, Deakin University Clinical Exercise (DEUCE). Prof Selig is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne. He currently serves as Director – Curriculum on the National Board of Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA), and is Chair of the ESSA National Accreditation and Curriculum Committee. Prof Selig is an active researcher on the effects of exercise for people living with chronic disease, particularly those with cardiovascular and metabolic conditions.
Course coordinator, Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (H743)
Teaches HSE705 Exercise Physiology for Cardiopulmonary Disease, and contributes to student learning for HSE714 Clinical Practicum 1, HSE715 Clinical Practicum 2 and HSE717 Clinical Practicum 3.
Effects of exercise for people living with chronic disease, particularly those with cardiovascular and metabolic conditions.
2001 The Graduate Program in Exercise Rehabilitation at Victoria University was named as one of three “lighthouse” programs in the Faculty of Human Development.
2002 Vice-Chancellor’s Citation for Teaching Excellence (Victoria University)
2002 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (Victoria University)
2002 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in E-learning (Victoria University)
2006 Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
2006 Nominated by Victoria University for a Carrick Institute for Learning & Teaching in Higher Education Award for Teaching Excellence
2007 Inaugural Fellow Victoria University College.
2010 Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) President’s Medal.
Director, Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA)
Associate Member, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ)
Member, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
1996 – 1997 Invited member of the Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA) National Working Party (1996-7) that developed the Knowledge, Skills and Competency Criteria for accreditation of Exercise Physiologists in cardiorespiratory and/or musculo-skeletal rehabilitation.
1999 – 2000 Invited member of the ESSA (Victoria) Working Party that developed a submission to the Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA) for the issuance of Provider Numbers to accredited Exercise Physiologists. The VWA was the first State Authority to grant Provider status to Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs), and was a major breakthrough for AEPs that subsequently led to professional recognition of the AEP by various other authorities, including Medicare Australia. The VWA decision was the landmark decision that led to these other successes.
2005 – present Director, Curriculum, National Board of Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA).
2005 – present Chair, ESSA Accreditation and Curriculum Committee (EACC); developed the accreditation criteria for Accredited Exercise Physiologists.
2007 – 2010 Executive Member, ESSA National University Course Accreditation Program (NUCAP)
2007 Project Director of a grant from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) [formerly the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education]: “Meeting the Challenges of Clinical Exercise: a Collaborative University-Industry Approach”, (2007-8), funded under the Discipline-Based Initiative Scheme. The outcomes of this project informed the development of a new national accreditation scheme for clinical exercise physiologists in Australia.
2008 Project Director of ALTC Priority Grant: “Curriculum Renewal in Exercise Science (CRES)”, (2008-2010). The outcomes of this project informed the review and restructure of Exercise Science curricula in Australia.
Invited Speaker: “A new accreditation system for clinical exercise physiologists in Australia”, Singapore Sports Medicine Association, 21 August 2010.
Invited Speaker: “Exercise for people with diabetes foot ulcers”, 2010 conference of the Advanced Practicing Podiatrists – High Risk Foot Group, St Vincent’s Hospital, 6 August 2010.
Invited Speaker: “Strength Training for Heart Disease”. Arthritis Victoria, 5 May 2010.
Invited Speaker Podcast: “Exercise and Sports Science Australia Position Statement on Exercise Training and Chronic Heart Failure”. Elsevier 29 March 2010.
Invited Speaker Podcast: “The role of the Accredited Exercise Physiologist in delivering clinical exercise services”. Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association 15 March 2010.
Invited Speaker: “The importance of exercise for people with chronic heart failure”. ESSA Continuing Education Program, Brisbane 17 Oct 2009
Invited Speaker: “Exercise Scientist: emerging opportunities in Australia”. Sports Medicine Australia “be Active 09” Conference, Brisbane 16 Oct 2009
Invited Speaker: “A new accreditation system for clinical exercise physiologists in Australia”. Tianjin Research Institute of Sports Medicine, Tianjin University of Sport, Tianjin, China, 19 August 2009.
Invited Speaker: “Exercise Prescription and the role of the AEP in Australia”. Beijing Sports University, Beijing, China, 16-18 August 2009.