The BASES Undergraduate Endorsement Scheme (BUES) is the recognised standard for sport and exercise science undergraduate degree programmes in the UK. Endorsement is awarded to courses that provide the necessary foundation of knowledge, technical skills and competencies required to succeed in the profession.
In 2017, a Task Group was set up to review the BUES scheme and make recommendations to ensure it remains robust, relevant and fit for purpose. BASES has now implemented a series of updates and improvements to the BUES endorsement criteria and application process that will increase the number of degree programmes that are eligible for endorsement – view the BUES Application Guidelines for more details.
As part of BASES agreement with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), the updated BUES scheme also includes the option for institutions applying for BASES endorsement to obtain endorsement for a range of relevant CIMSPA professional standards, including Working with people with long-term health conditions and Personal Trainer.
What are the main benefits of BUES endorsement for academic institutions?
Institutions with an endorsed degree programme also benefit from:
Many universities are already reaping the benefits of BASES endorsement - view the full list of BASES endorsed courses here.
What are the main benefits to students of choosing a BUES endorsed course?
How to apply
All applications (including renewals) are submitted by completing the BUES Application Form and sending the completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications can be submitted at any time through the year but will only be reviewed following the submission deadline dates of 6 January, 6 May and 6 September.