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Member Statement: Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding

Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), effective from 15th May 2017.

The MOU outlines a collaborative relationship between ESSA and BASES, which will enhance the activities of each organisation and foster an international co-operation for the benefit of all professions and professionals involved within the respective organisations.
“ESSA’s new strategic plan looks to demonstrate leadership in exercise and sports science internationally and establishing collaboration with alike international organisations will not only help to develop ESSA as a professional body, but also help to develop the profession internationally,” says Ms. Anita Hobson-Powell, Chief Executive Officer of ESSA.

The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK. BASES aims to develop and enhance the professional and ethical standards of its members. BASES’ mission is to promote excellence in sport and exercise sciences; the mission is supported by the five Divisions of: Biomechanics and Motor Behaviour, Physiology and Nutrition, Psychology, Physical Activity for Health, and Sport and Performance.

As the peak professional body representing qualified exercise and sports science professionals, academics and researchers across Australia, Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) is the recognised provider of an exercise and sports science quality assurance accreditation for the profession. ESSA supports its members and the community to enhance the health and performance of all Australians.

“BASES is delighted to have a relationship with ESSA, which will increase the representation of the interests of sport and exercise sciences nationally and internationally. The partnership will help continue the development and maintenance of high professional standards for those involved in sport and exercise sciences,” says Dr. Keith Tolfrey FBASES, Chair of BASES.

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.

For more information on BASES, visit: http://www.bases.org.uk
For more information on ESSA, visit: http://www.essa.org.au