The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Supervised Experience

BASES Supervised Experience (SE) aims to provide sport and exercise scientists with the guidance, environment and opportunities that will facilitate the development of the competencies expected for BASES accreditation as a sport and exercise scientist. Supervised Experience is a key stepping stone to a career as a sport and exercise scientist.

For the successful completion of SE, and hence accreditation, the supervisee will be required to attain the required level of competency in the BASES standards of proficiency for sport and exercise scientists.

Individuals registered for SE shall be entitled to use the name ‘Probationary Sport and Exercise Scientist’ until accredited or for a maximum period of six years.

Registration Dates

Registration for Supervised Experience will open on 8th April and 1st October and will close for submissions at 1pm on 6th May and 6th November. 

Please note: registration forms received after the 1pm deadline dates will not be accepted

Relevant Documents

For all Supervised Experience application documents (including guidelines), please click here

To view the Frequently Asked Questions for the Supervised Experience Scheme, click here

For more information on Accreditation, click here

For information for Supervisors and Reviewers click here

For information on qualification and training routes to becoming a practising Sport and Exercise Psychologist in the UK, click here



James Wright

"I started BASES SE in order to broaden my areas of expertise which at the time were very narrow. SE gave me the platform to gain experience working with a variety of athletes from individuals, team sports, the armed forces and also cardiac rehabilitation.  Even though I have only been accredited for a few months I have already been contacted by a number of athletes who have found my details on the BASES website. I also believe that being a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist will help me for future job applications”.    James Wright, Southampton Solent University