BASES Position Stands

The BASES Position Stand on Graduate Internships

Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Michael Pye, Dr Claire Hitchings, Dr Lance Doggart, Dr Graeme Close and Lisa Board. Full PDF here

Summary: The BASES Position Stand on Graduate Internships provides good practice recommendations for the provision of quality graduate internships. Key is the concept of mutual benefit to the graduate and employer. A guide for establishing the employment status and rights of graduate interns, including remuneration is also provided.

The BASES Position Stand on Curriculum-based Work Placements

Produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Lisa Board, Michael Pye, Dr Lance Doggart, Edward Caldow, Dr Zoe Knowles FBASES and Dr Craig Twist. Full PDF here

Summary: The aim of the Position Stand is to offer a valuable and user-friendly resource to guide students, practitioners, employers and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) towards creating and experiencing quality work placements.

The SENr Position Stand on Sports and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) supplement use in sport

Developed by SENr in collaboration with UKAD and Informed Sport and endorsed by BASES and UKSCA. This position statement was written under the guidance of the SENr board, with specific technical contributions from Prof Graeme L Close FBASES, Michael Naylor and Irene Riach. Full PDF here

Summary: The aim of this position statement is to provide Athlete Support Personnel (ASP) with a guide to appropriately assess the need for supplementation, assess the risk of supplementation, understand the consequences of taking supplements from an anti-doping perspective and provide practical guidelines and tools for the safe usage in order to support athletes and ASP

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Consensus Statements

Consensus statements are guidelines, statements or position stands developed collaboratively by a number of organisations and groups. The following statements have been developed in collaboration with BASES and have been endorsed by BASES:

Strong, Steady and Straight: An Expert Consensus Statement on Physical Activity and Exercise for Osteoporosis (2018)

Click here to access and download the full statement.

Click here access and download the quick guide.


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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