BASES is concerned with setting, maintaining and enhancing the professional and ethical standards of its members who are actively involved in sport and exercise science.
High standards are promoted in two particular ways:
1. Through the adoption of a strict BASES Code of Conduct to which all members must adhere. Violation of this code of conduct can result in sanctions, including removal of accreditation. The code of conduct serves to ensure a minimum level of service to individuals or groups who make use of the range of services offered by sport and exercise scientists.
2. BASES accreditation is awarded to those practitioners who are deemed by the Association to have the minimum knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to be safe and fit to practice as a sport and exercise scientist.
Members may achieve accreditation as a result of work in applied sport/exercise science support, research or pedagogy. In all cases the process and the judgement of generic knowledge, skills and professional practice will apply although how these are expressed and the "client" group will differ.
Those accredited by BASES are entitled to use the term ‘BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist’ while they still fully meet all the relevant accreditation criteria.
To search for a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist on the BASES Consultant Finder
The two annual submission deadlines are 1pm on 6 January or 1 July.
Applications are accepted from 29 November and 1 June respectively. We are unable to accept applications earlier than this.
- if your accrediation expiry date is 31 March, you will need to submit for re-accrediation by 6 January that year
- if your accrediation expiry date is 30 September, you will need to submit for re-accreditation by 1 July that year
The application fee is £100.00
The application form must be sent as a Word document so that we are able to delete your payment details.
All other supporting evidence must be sent in one readable pdf file.
If you are unable to do this then you may send a CD or memory stick containing 1 pdf file to the BASES office.
BASES is unable to return items sent.
Completed application forms should be emailed, in the correct format, by the specified date, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Routes to Accreditation
For information on the different routes to accreditation please click here
For application documents including Guidelines please click here
For supporting information to help with your application please click here
For examples of completed documents please click here