Practical Ethics for Sports Scientists Webinar

Practical Ethics for Sports Scientists Webinar

Practical Ethics for Sports Scientists Webinar

Sports Scientists often work in settings where high performance and winning can be the paramount concern. This can put sport scientists and other support personnel under pressure when trying to maintain the integrity of their professional practices, especially the maintenance of athlete health and wellbeing.  Accredited Sport Scientists are expected to deliver evidence-based support for sport performance and to do so according to ESSA standards of professionalism and ethics.

This presentation can help sports scientists to identify and manage effectively key professional and ethical issues and behaviours in their practice. Many of these issues relate to the practitioner-athlete relationship (e.g., duty of care, confidentiality, conflicts of interest), inter-professional practice, as well as the increasing important placed on child protection, athlete rights, mental health and sport integrity (e.g., fairness, anti-doping, anti-corruption).

Practical cases and examples will be used throughout, and Q&A opportunities will be made available during and at the end of the session. Participants will be asked to complete a pre-presentation workbook (Practical Ethics for Sport Scientists), which will be revised during the presentation.

Presented by Dr Dennis Hemphill BA (Hon), MA, PhD

Dr Dennis Hemphill is an educator and writer with extensive teaching, research and professional/industry experience in ethics of sport, clinical exercise and rehabilitation, sport science and research, physical education, coaching and sport management.

Dennis is currently a member of the Victorian Sport Integrity Network and an Honorary Professor of Sport Ethics in the Institute of Health and Sport at Victoria University. Previously, he was a member of the ESSA Sport Scientist Accreditation Working Party and served as Chair of the ESSA Ethics and Disciplinary Committee.

Dennis is a longstanding member of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport and acts as a consultant to professional and industry bodies. He remains active in ethics curriculum development and executive education, plus contributes to public debate through various media outlets.


Friday, 18 February 2022
12:00pm - 1:30pm  AEDT

Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time. 
Your local time will be:
ACT:         12:00pm - 1:30pm
NSW:    12:00pm - 1:30pm
  10:30am - 12:00pm
  11:00am - 12:30pm
  11:30am - 1:00pm
  12:00pm - 1:30pm
  12:00pm - 1:30pm
  9:00am - 10:30am

Please note: This is a live webinar and needs to be watched at the specified time above. If you are unable to watch the webinar live, it will be produced as podcast and can be purchased within the following month.

Rates per person

ESSA Member         $30.00  
ESSA Student Member
Student Non-Member
Please see terms & conditions for registration type definitions.

Access to Webinar

You will be provided information on how to access this webinar within your registration confirmation email.
NB: A confirmation of your attendance is required.

Target Audience

Any  Accredited Sports Scientists Level 1 and/or Accredited Sports Scientists Level 2.



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Registration for this professional development will close at10:00am AEDT on Friday, 18 February  2022.
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