ESSA signs Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Biokinetics Association of South Africa (BASA)

22 April 2021

Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and the Biokinetics Association of South Africa (BASA) are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), effective from 21st April 2021.

The MOU outlines a collaborative relationship between ESSA and the BASA, which will 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.

“ESSA’s strategic plan looks to demonstrate leadership in exercise and sports science internationally and establishing a collaboration with BASA international organisations will not only help to broaden the opportunities for our respective members, but also develop ESSA as a professional body and develop our professions internationally,” says Ms. Anita Hobson-Powell, ESSA Chief Executive Officer.

The Biokinetics Association of South Africa (BASA) is a professional body representing more than 3,000 registered biokineticists in South Africa and internationally. BASA’s purpose is to progress the profession and to advance the members of biokinetics. The association has the professions’ best interests at heart to guide and protect the profession of biokinetics globally.

Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) is the peak professional body representing high education qualified exercise and sports science professionals, academics and researchers across Australia. ESSA’s purpose is to provide industry leadership through advocacy, research, education and regulation to support exercise and sports science professionals and to support Australians to become more active.

“BASA’s vision is to be a recognised leader and vital collaborator within the health sector locally and internationally and in doing so we aim to develop informative Biokineticists to transformative Health leaders across the globe. The collaboration with ESSA, falls in line with our vision and will not only broaden the opportunities for our members but also help build relationships with other associations globally,” says Ms. Natasha Deley, BASA Vice President.

The MOU will provide a global presence for members, offering continuing education registrations to partner organisations’ members at the same rate offered to the local member. Each organisation will provide information that may help improve the recognition of sport and exercise science services with health funds, governments and regulatory bodies.

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