Memorandum of Understanding and Collaboration
BASES aims to work with a variety of stakeholders within the sport and exercise industry to support our objectives and effectively represent the interests of our members. One of the ways we do this is by signing a 'Memorandum of Understanding' (MoU) or 'Memorandum of Collaboration' (MoC) with organisations that share our values and strategic objectives.
The British Association for Sustainable Sport (BASIS)
The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and The British Association for Sustainable Sport (BASIS) have signed a Partnership Agreement, whose purpose is to promote co-operation between the two organisations in implementing sustainable development principles and environmental management practices in the sport, exercise, recreation, physical activity and science sectors. The Agreement outlines how the two organisations will work collaboratively over a breadth of projects.
Click here to view the Partnership Agreement.
Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand (SESNZ)
of Understanding (MOU) outlines the defined agreed collaborative relationship
between the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and
Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand (SESNZ) 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.
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The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP)
The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The aim of the MoU is to broaden the opportunities for members of both associations through; research and resource exchange, networking and professional development. Both associations, will recognise each other’s members as full members, offering preferred pricing to events and online subscriptions.
The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)
BASES signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CIMSPA in January 2018, formally recognising a shared commitment to developing a fit for purpose professional standards framework for the sport and physical activity sector. The MoU, which was reviewed in October 2020, aims to provide clarity about the role of both professional bodies in the development and implementation of professional standards and the application of degree endorsement schemes to support sector workforce development.
The partnership affirms BASES status as the leading authority for professional standards in sport and exercise science occupations and reinforces the role of BASES accreditations and BASES degree endorsement scheme (BUES) in maintaining high standards of excellence in sport and exercise science.
*BASES endorsement of Sport and Exercise Science undergraduate degrees is awarded to courses that meet criteria covering the necessary foundation of sport and exercise science knowledge, technical skills and professional development competencies required to succeed in the profession.
BASES Undergraduate Endorsement Scheme (BUES) is now the recognised standard for all sport and exercise science undergraduate degree programmes in the UK.
CIMSPA endorsement of Sport and Exercise Science degrees reflects the inclusion of content that maps to standards required in roles within the physical activity and fitness sector e.g personal trainer, fitness instructor.
As such, it is appropriate for a degree to be endorsed by both organisations.
Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA)
This Memorandum of Collaboration has been signed by the Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). The MoC outlines specific initiatives that will enhance the mutual activities of each organization and foster co-operation in an international context for the benefit of all professions and professionals involved within the respective organizations.
The British Olympic Association (BOA)
BASES has a Memorandum of Collaboration with the British Olympic Association (BOA), which aims to improve the sports science service provided to current and potential Olympic athletes and coaches by developing a formal working relationship between BASES and the BOA.
The British Psychological Society (BPS)
The aim of the Memorandum of Collaboration is to enhance the developing alliance between the BASES and the British Psychological Society (BPS) by presenting a formal working relationship between BASES and the BPS. BASES and the Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Section (DSEP) of the BPS share common goals of promoting excellence in research, teaching and practical applications in sport and exercise psychology.