Chris Pappas

Chris is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Sports Scientist with Exercise and Sport Science Australia. He has a keen interest and vast experience in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries, injury prevention, strength and conditioning programs, athletic development and VO2Max testing. He has previously lectured at Australian Catholic University for the Masters of Exercise Physiology as well as presenting for Sports Medicine Australia, Sydney University, Australian Physiotherapy Association and The Australian College of Sports Physicians. Chris has contributed to articles for Men’s Health, The Sydney Morning Herald and is often called upon as an Independent Expert for complex legal matters.

Chris’ extensive work experience includes consulting for Cricket NSW, Football NSW, working with National Rugby League and NSW Cup players, National level Track and Field athletes, as well as professional Mixed Martial Artists. Chris is currently the Head of Sport Science & Strength and Conditioning at Sydney FC. He has a passion for delivering the latest science to improve movement, strength, mobility and performance.


  • Bachelor of Exercise Science
  • Masters of Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning)
  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist
  • Accredited Sports Scientist (Level 2)
  • ASCA Strength & Conditioning Coach (Level 2)
  • Level 1 ISAK
  • EXOS Performance Specialist
  • FFA Conditioning License