BASES signs updated MoU with Exercise & Sports Science Australia

24th February 2023

This updated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlines the defined agreed collaborative relationship between the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) for purposes that enhance the activities of each organisation and foster co-operation in an international context for the benefit of all professions and professionals involved within the respective organisations.

Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) is a peak professional organisation representing about 11,000 members, including student members. It is committed to establishing, promoting and representing the career paths of tertiary-trained exercise and sports science practitioners including Accredited Exercise Physiologists, Accredited Exercise Scientists, Accredited Sports Scientists & Accredited High-Performance Managers. ESSA’s vision is that all Australians use exercise and sports science to improve their health and performance and its purpose is to provide industry leadership through advocacy, research, education and regulation to support exercise and sports science professionals and the Australian community in becoming a more active nation.

The MoU was signed by BASES Executive Director, Ian Wilson, and ESSA CEO, Anita Hobson-Powell.

Commenting on the updated MoU, Ian Wilson said: “We are proud to be extending and evolving our relationship with a long-standing professional organisation. ESSA is committed to establishing, promoting and defending the career paths of tertiary trained exercise and sports science practitioners, for which this agreement will provide members from both Associations with further benefits and opportunities. BASES provides a range of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for members. ESSA members can now access this learning at the same rate as BASES’ members."

Anita Hobson-Powell said, “Establishing MOUs with our international association colleagues is essential to ESSA’s ability to represent its growing membership. BASES has long been recognised for the work they have done in Sports Science accreditation. Opportunities like these to collaborate, especially through shared Continuous Professional Development opportunities, will further strengthen our professional globally."

Click here to view the updated BASES/ESSA Memorandum of Understanding. Details on how BASES members can access ESSA CPD can be found by clicking the ESSA button in the Resource Library in the member-only site.


BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

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