The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences

About BASES

What is BASES?

BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK. BASES is a Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in Cardiff No. 5385834.

Sport and Exercise Science is the application of scientific principles to the promotion, maintenance and enhancement of sport and exercise related behaviours.

Our Mission:

Promoting excellence in sport and exercise sciences.

Our Vision:

The professional body leading excellence in sport and exercise sciences through evidence-based practice.
BASES is governed in accordance with the set of principles outlined in its   Memorandum and Articles of Association 

BASES is also governed by  “The Rules”, which means regulations, not covered in the articles, governing the Association’s internal affairs. The Board has the power to make or alter the Rules, provided such new regulations or alterations are approved retrospectively at the next available quorate general meeting by a simple majority.

The application of scientific principles to sport and exercise is principally achieved through one of the three branches of science or through interdisciplinary approaches.

Biomechanics - an examination of the causes and consequences of human movement and the interaction of the body with apparatus or equipment through the application of mechanical principles.

Physiology - the branch of the biological sciences that is concerned with the way that the body responds to exercise and training.

Psychology - the branch of sport and exercise science that seeks to provide answers to questions about human behaviour in sport and exercise settings.

Interdisciplinary - involves seeking to contribute to the body of knowledge or solve a real-world problem in sport or physical activity using two or more disciplines in an integrated fashion from the outset.

Objectives of BASES

 The BASES Strategic Plan is a planning document, detailing BASES' corporate objectives, performance targets and key indicators of performance for the period 2011-2014. BASES is concerned with developing and enhancing the professional and ethical standards of its members who are involved in the sport and exercise sciences. The Association's objectives are:


(a) the promotion of research in sport and exercise sciences

(b) the encouragement of evidence-based practice in sport and exercise sciences

(c) the distribution of knowledge in sport and exercise sciences

(d) the development and maintenance of high professional standards for those involved in sport and exercise sciences

(e) the representation of the interests of sport and exercise sciences nationally and internationally.

Membership Benefits

Membership includes the following:

  • BASES Conferences
  • BASES Workshops
  • Sport and Exercise Scientist
  • Apply for Awards and Grants

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Latest News

BASES Sport and Performance Division Day
The latest Sport and Performance Division Day took place on Monday 22th May at Newman University Birmingham. The event was a huge success with a high turnout of delegates.

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The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences