Member Benefits

BASES members receive a wide range of benefits designed to support individuals at every stage of their career in sport and exercise science.

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The following table shows the member benefits applicable to each member category (click on the live links to read more):

Benefits Professional Graduate Student Overseas Affiliate Affiliate Organisation
Be part of the UK's largest network of sport and exercise science professionals  
Receive BASES monthly e-newsletter which includes up-to-date sport and exercise news and the latest job vacancies
Priority registration for BASES webinars
BASES Annual Conference discount

Eligible to attend the BASES Student Conference


Free attendance to members only Division Days and reduced fees for Division Events


Event and workshop discounts

BASES Slack Community

Subscription to the Journal of Sports Sciences - exclusive personal subscription rates from £29 per annum

Wide range of publisher discounts

Dell Technologies UK

Receive printed copies of BASES quarterly publication The Sport and Exercise Scientist (TSES) 
Receive printed copies of the BASES Careers Guide
Access to the full online version of the BASES Careers Guide
Access all back issues of TSES (online)
Access to all BASES Expert Statements and Position Stands
Access resources in the Members' Area, including conference videos, JSS articles, magazines and webinars

Discounted subscription to (online educational video resource library)

Access the BASES app library 
Indemnity insurance discount
Access to BASES Awards
Access to BASES Grants 
Apply for BASES Sport and Exercise Scientist Accreditation
Apply for BASES High Performance Sport Accreditation
Eligible for BASES Supervised Experience scheme
Become a BASES Certified Exercise Practitioner

Gain Chartered Scientist status
Eligible for BASES Committees and Roles
Association voting rights
Listing on the BASES Consultant Finder (optional for BASES Accredited members)

*Applicable to one individual within the organisation per event.


More information about each of the member benefits can be found below:

The Sport and Exercise Scientist (TSES)

Is the official quarterly publication of BASES, members receive the publication for free via post and email. The publication is packed with industry news and features the latest research within sport and exercise science.

Members can view all past of all issues of The Sport and Exercise Scientist in the  Members' Area.


Professional Indemnity Insurance with Towergate Insurance

Up to 50% discounted rates as a BASES member for the following types of cover:

  • Professional Indemnity
  • Public Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Libel and Slander
  • Legal Expenses cover

This specialist policy provides cover to defend against Civil Liability claims caused by or arising from the provision of your professional activities. In addition, the associated Legal Defence costs to defend a claim or allegation are included within the policy and are paid in addition to the indemnity limit. As a member of BASES, you will have access to 24 hour legal and wellbeing support via dedicated helplines included in your insurance.

Policy prices and member discounts (subject to change and admin fees based on cover requirements or changes in the market):

Level of Indemnity BASES Individual Member BASES Student Member
£1,000,000 £98.88 £64.38
£2,000,000 £112.48 £74.88
£5,000,000 £137.10 £99.38

Call Towergate Insurance on 01438 735 251 or visit the Towergate website. Further details of how to claim the member discount can be found in the Members' Area.

Website: Towergate Insurance Tel: 01438 735251 Email:

With discounted cover for Professional Indemnity, Public Liability, Product Liability and Libel & Slander, Towergate provide a variety of liability cover in one product, so there is no need to purchase different policies to get the essential cover required.

As a BASES member, you know the importance of being properly protected. Why not recommend Towergate to a fellow BASES member and to say thanks, you will both receive a Lifestyle voucher, £25 for you, and £15 for them, valid in a variety of outlets, from Boots and Deliveroo, to John Lewis and Marks and Spencer.

You will receive the vouchers if you are both on cover for at least three months.

Click here for more details and full terms and conditions.

Click here to view the new brochure (autumn 2023) that will give members a better understanding of what Towergate can offer.

Towergate has produced this communication regarding a Usay Income Protection link, whereby members can request contact to discuss the Income Protection cover that Towergate can provide.

Towergate has produced this communication regarding their Professional Liability Policy as a result of coronavirus. The communication also includes the opportunity for members to register to their free coronavirus Health & Safety, Employment Law & HR Hub, the information of which is updated on a daily basis

Towergate has observed that some clients are cancelling their liability insurance. It is important that members fully understand the implications of taking this course of action. Please read the current update here.

Towergate is able to offer Income Protection and Life Cover through their colleagues at Usay Compare. The documents include contact information and a link to obtain a quotation, if members feel will be of benefit.

Please click here to read the latest Towergate newsletter (May 2022)

Cyber incidences

Over recent months, Towergate has seen the number of Cyber incidences increase. As such, they have prepared some information for our members, to help people secure themselves against a potential attack. They are also able to offer a Cyber Risks Policy, which includes details of how to obtain a quotation.

Cybersecurity email

Risks to consider

Cyber Protection cover

Publisher Discounts

All discount codes can be found in the Members' Area of the BASES website.

Human Kinetics

BASES members receive a 20% discount off Human Kinetic products available at Human Kinetics publishes books for health, fitness, coaching, sport, sport science and beyond.


BASES members receive a 30% discount. Routledge publishes both books and journals across key areas including sport science, sport medicine, sport coaching, physical activity and health and research methods in sport.

Elsevier Books

Members can receive 15% discount on Elsevier books, which includes imprints such as Churchill Livingstone, Saunders, Mosby, and Butterworth Heinemann.


20% discount on all Sport Science titles for BASES members. Keep up with the latest advances in Sports Science from the Paralympic Movement to Patellofemoral Disorders Wiley-Blackwell has a title for you.


25% discount for BASES Members on all Pearson Sports and Exercise Science Titles including free UK delivery.


20% discount on all SAGE books for BASES Members! You can see a full list of our Sport & Exercise titles here.

Class Learning

Class Learning, representing Jones and Bartlett Learning in Europe, are offering all BASES Members a 20% discount on all their Sports Science titles.

Wolters Kluwer

BASES members receive 20% discount on all Wolters Kluwer book titles! Wolters Kluwer publishes leading titles such as McArdle’s Exercise Physiology, ACSM's Introduction to Exercise Science and ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription.

Dell Technologies UK 

Dell Technologies UK offers BASES members a range of exclusive discounts on selected IT equipment and services.

These include:

  • Up to 20% discount off laptops, desktops, monitors, and accessories. Plus, additional discounts during promotional periods.
  • Access Dell's highly trained Small Business Technology Advisors to help members with free advice to grow their business.

Access the discount via the Members' Area

BASES Slack Community

This is a private (members only) social platform, separate and in addition to social media and email, so BASES members can actively discuss ideas, share best practice, learn from each other, share BASES news, engage in the lighter side, and ultimately be more connected as a society. Further details can be found in the members-only web page.

Discounted subscription to is an online educational resource that aims to help everyone involved in sport and physical activity to reach their full potential by supporting learning and personal development in all aspects of sports science, sports coaching and health & fitness.

BASES members receive the following offer:

  • BASES Professional/Overseas/Affiliate members: £9.95 per month (usually £14.95) or £99.50 annually (usually £149.50)
  • BASES Student/Graduate members: £4.95 per month or £49.50 annually

Find out more by visiting the website


Members' Area resources

The BASES Members' Area contains a range of useful and informative resources for sport and exercise science students and professionals.

Resources include:

  • Conference and workshop videos and presentation slides
  • Podcasts
  • Articles from the Journal of Sport Science (JSS)
  • Journals
  • Magazines
  • Back issues of TSES

Mobile App reviews for sport and exercise science

Mobile apps play a huge role in supporting sports and exercise sciences. BASES members can find relevant apps to their field, read reviews and become part of the panel of reviewers.


BASES Conferences

Network, exchange good practice, present research, explore collaboration opportunities and socialise at where BASES members receive discounted delegate fees and members are invited to the members only BASES Student Conference BASES Conference


Your Parking Space connects drivers with parking spaces across the UK. BASES members receive a 20% discount on parking spaces.


Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) 

Is offering a new discount code for BASES members to use when purchasing CSEP Online Learning modules: ba5es2_20* 

Discount amount varies depending on the event or online learning module being purchased; BASES members recieve CSEP members pricing.


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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