The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences


The purpose of this webpage is to provide a series of links to websites that either address key educational issues or provide resources in sport and exercise sciences.

Learning and Teaching

The starting point for anyone involved in lecturing in Higher Education (HE) and/or Further Education (FE) is the Higher Education Academy Network. The Higher Education Academy Network offers the opportunity to share ideas and develop them with like-minded colleagues in your own subject area. The Higher Education Academy Network for Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism is one of 24 subject centres that make up the Generic Centre. This provides information on learning and teaching in sports related areas and the aim of this Centre is to share good practice in learning and teaching.
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) website provides information of the quality of the teaching provision of all HE institutions.
The TLC Project aims to empower lecturers working in the Hospitality, Sport, Leisure and Tourism subject areas to develop a more diverse range of assessments. The website displays examples of reflective case studies illustrating innovative assessments.


Guidelines for oral presentations
Guidelines for poster presentations
Guidelines for preparing abstracts

Learning and Teaching Resources
This website provides useful information on physiology, biomechanics and psychology resources.

For Psychology Related Learning and Teaching Websites, click here

Higher Education Academy Network

The Higher Education Academy Network www.heacademy provides resource guides in several sport and exercise disciplines; sports psychology, philosophy of sport, ethics in sport

Physiology, Biomechanics and Psychology Websites

Intute is a free online service that helps you to find the best web resources for your studies and research.  With millions of resources available on the Internet, it can be difficult to find useful material. Intutes' subject specialists review and evaluate thousands of resources to help you choose the key websites in your subject.

Intute can also help you develop your Internet research skills through Virtual Training Suite tutorials, written by lecturers and librarians from universities across the UK. Intute is created by a consortium of seven universities, working together with a whole host of partners.

The Intute consortium is:

  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bristol
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • The University of Manchester
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Oxford

Intute is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). 

Biomechanics Related Learning and Teaching Websites
Excellent site on containing downloads on explanation of the raw EMG, best practices in electromyography.
Andrew Karduna’s Biomechanics Classes on the Web. A gateway to many other Biomechanics L&T sites from many universities.
The Teachers’ Information Service of the ISBS. A gateway to many other Biomechanics L&T sites from many universities.
Some useful animations and literature searches from the Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Essex.
An amusing stick walker that can be manipulated between male-female, heavy-light etc.

Physiology Related Learning and Teaching Websites
ACSM site detailing all of the education and certification programmes run under the auspices of that organisation.
This is the resource area for Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins that publish McArdle, Katch and Katch Exercise Physiology textbook and many of the books advertised have access to their ‘Student Resouce Center’. This provides a great deal of information including quizzes that are designed to aid learning. 
San Diego University’s report on ‘Inquiry-Based Learning in the Exercise Physiology Lab’.

McGraw Hill Online Learning Centre providing information on teaching of and instruction in physiology.  Clicking on ‘Instructor Center’ provides two good items - an instructor lab manual and human body case studies.
This website is designed for people studying and teaching Physical Education and Sports Science.
The Physiological Society website containing general information on physiology education.
The American Physiological Society website containing useful information on physiology education in general under headings such as – Education Overview, Archives of Teaching resources, Undergraduate Education, Graduate/Professional Education, Continuing Education. Also contains good additional education links.